Whether it's because of a job that involves a lot of walking, an ongoing condition, or an injury, there are many reasons why you may want to seek help from a foot and ankle specialist. Your feet and ankles are intricate structures that support and balance your entire body so it's always important to find a professional with expertise in these specific areas. If you live in or around Oviedo, Lake Mary, and Orlando, FL, you may not have to search very far for a foot and ankle specialist that can care for all your needs, you can learn more about the specifics of the practice by reaching out to Dr. Timothy Mason, Dr. Jason Hancock, and Dr. Travis Johnson of Foot & Ankle Specialists of Orlando.
Foot and Ankle Pain
Foot and ankle pain can be caused by a number of issues, and it's often the reason most people begin looking for a foot and ankle specialist. Even an ankle sprain, which can often be treated at home mostly with rest, should be examined by a professional. Your doctor can make sure that there isn't a fracture or some underlying issue or can offer treatment in the case that the problem is more serious.
Underlying foot conditions can lead to both foot and ankle problems and can make complications and injuries much more likely. An example here is flat feet, which can lead to issues such as plantar fasciitis, hammertoes, and bunions, among others. Your podiatrist can suggest proper footwear and may prescribe custom orthotics to address the problem and prevent some of the above-mentioned complications or others.
Diabetes is a condition for which a podiatrist can be of great help, as the disease makes injuries and foot problems more likely and also much more difficult to detect.
Foot and Ankle Specialist in Oviedo, Lake Mary, and Orlando, FL
If you are in search of a foot and ankle specialist in the areas of Oviedo, Lake Mary, and Orlando, FL, you can schedule a visit with Dr. Mason, Dr. Hancock, and Dr. Johnson of Foot & Ankle Specialists of Orlando by dialing (407) 365-9511.