When you have ongoing foot pain or discomfort, you may put off seeing a doctor about it. Many people accept pain in the lower extremities as normal, chalking it up to spending too much time on their feet, their shoes, or normal aging.
While any of those things can cause temporary discomfort, constant foot pain is not something you need to live with.
At EmergeOrtho—Triangle Region, Dr. John Lord is the only subspecialty-trained among Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). Also known as podiatrists, these doctors are experts in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders, diseases, and injuries of the foot, ankle, and lower extremities. Their goal is to help patients maintain healthy, active lifestyles by keeping their feet healthy and pain-free.
What Kind of Foot and Ankle Injuries Can a Podiatrist Treat?
Dr. Lord treats a variety of foot, ankle, and lower extremity injuries and conditions, including:
- Arches (high or low)
- Ankle sprains and strains
- Flat Feet
- Foot Pain
- Hammer toes
- Heel pain
- Heel spurs
- Ingrown Toenails
- Nail fungus
- Plantar fasciitis
EmergeOrtho’s podiatrists use sophisticated and innovative technology and a patient-focused approach. This ensures a precise diagnosis and a personalized, effective treatment plan.
Some of the comprehensive tools and cutting-edge techniques you can expect include:
- Using advanced digital X-rays
- Interpreting laboratory tests
- Prescribing appropriate medications
- Implementing physical therapy
- Setting fractures
- Using the latest research and applications in surgical procedures
- Referring to outpatient services when required
- Collaborating with other specialists when necessary