What is a Podiatrist?
Throughout life you will have many people who look after you. When you were born you had your parents, teachers, and pediatricians. With age you learned that regular visits to the dentist were necessary and performing physicals was a must. You've probably even found your favorite hairstylist and chiropractor. The only appointment that may be missing from your calendar is the one with your podiatrist.
Life is busy and our feet, more often than not, are the furthest things from our minds, both physically and mentally. Never the less, they are important. That's why we have doctors who specialize in foot health.
What Is A Podiatrist?
A doctor of podiatric medicine is called a podiatrist or foot doctor. This type of physician diagnoses, treats, and helps prevent conditions and injuries to the foot and ankle. They are the most qualified individuals to care for your feet. Help us, help you. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Howard Schaengold and the staff at The Plateau Foot and Ankle Clinic today!
Who Do They Help?
Individuals of all ages and activity levels are susceptible to developing foot conditions and problems. If you suspect you have a foot or ankle condition that needs attention call our office.
Doctors of podiatric medicine treat diabetic patients, athletes, children, and men and women of all ages. If you are a diabetic patient, you are more prone to experiencing foot related problems and so we have a policy to see you as soon as possible. Due to the development of peripheral neuropathy, which results in numbness or loss of feeling in the feet, it is extremely important for diabetics to consult a podiatrist regularly and immediately if you notice any problems.
What Do They Treat?
Specializing in many fields--including surgery, fractures, nail and skin problems-- they are qualified to treat any condition that is related to the foot, ankle, or lower leg. Some specific conditions we care for include: ankle sprains, athlete's foot, Achilles injuries, arthritis of the foot and ankle, bunions, calluses, flat feet, fungal and ingrown toenails, diabetic foot problems, geriatric foot problems, hammertoes, heel spurs, neuromas, sports injuries, plantar fasciitis, and warts. Visit our extensive services library to learn more about these and other foot ailments.
How Will My Condition Be Treated?
Dr. Howard Schaengold treats each patient as uniquely as the unparalleled curves of their feet. Each condition is specific to the individual. Depending on your issue at hand, treatment methods vary. Medication may be prescribed to help you overcome your foot ailment, physically therapy may be recommended, and x-rays or lab tests may be ordered. Our office also sets fractures and performs top-notch surgical procedures. Some instances call for shoe inserts or other forms of custom orthotics. Your feet are your body's foundation. They take you where you need to go each day and support your skeletal system in everything you do. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort, don't hesitate to call our office. Pain is your body's way of telling you that something is wrong. Don't ignore the symptoms.
Dr. Schaengold received his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine from the California College of Podiatric Medicine. He is board certified in the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, the American Board of Podiatric Orthopedics, and the Board of Certification in Pedorthics. He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association, the Washington State Podiatric Medical Association, and the American College of Foot and Ankle Pediatrics. His hospital and surgical affiliations include Overlake Hospital, Evergreen Hospital, and Swedish Hospital.
For more information on how Dr. Schaengold of Sammamish Washington can help you, visit our appointment request page or give us a call at (425) 868-3338 today! Appointments can now be made online 24/7 in real time with direct access to our schedule for your convenience. We seve the greater Eastside including Sammamish, Issaquah, Bellevue, Kirkland, Snoqualmie, North Bend, Carnation and Redmond, WA.