Quiz time! Why do you think most people avoid making an appointment with a podiatrist? The facts are out there, and we know the majority of Americans will eventually encounter a foot problem. The issue can range from an ingrown toenail to Achilles tendonitis. If you are one of the many people who aren’t quite sure they want to call, this blog post is for you.
Dr. Anant Joshi at Advanced Foot Care of NJ, LLC has taken the time to share a bit more details on three common reasons people don’t want to visit a podiatrist. He hopes this post brings more clarity and calls you to schedule an appointment with his office soon.
Here are three reasons for the hesitation:
Unsure about the field of podiatry
That’s right. What is a podiatrist? We’ve all heard of a pediatrician, a dentist, and even an optometrist. Unfortunately, people still aren’t talking about podiatrists much these days. We know we have more work to do. A podiatrist is a doctor who specializes in foot and ankle care. That’s the short version. If you have foot or ankle problems, call us. Many people don’t know we exist.
Assume something has to be broken
We are so sad to hear when people think their foot or ankle problem isn’t serious enough for a visit. Here’s a fact: If you have foot or ankle pain, you have every right to make an appointment with us. You deserve to walk in comfort and have your foot issues addressed. We treat everything from a fungal toenail to a pesky blister.
Diagnose at home
The human body is complex, so we are not very excited when people try to self-diagnose. fractures, that come in a variety of categories. If you guess wrong, you could cause more harm. Even worse, you may never get the proper treatment to fully recover. Ankle sprains are also common problems that people “diagnose” at home but fail to treat.
If you are thinking of a reason not to call us, think again. We’re here for all of your foot and ankle needs. Bring the family, too.
At Advanced Foot Care of NJ, LLC, Dr. Anant Joshi treats a range of conditions, including Achilles tendonitis, ankle sprains, athlete’s foot, complications from diabetes, fractures, fungal toenails, and more. He also performs foot and ankle surgery. He is a board-certified podiatrist in Woodland Park, NJ. Contact the office at 973-256-0002.