Some of the most common health care complaints are related to the foot and ankle. They also can be some of the complaints that people have a tendency to let go untreated, until the pain finally becomes unbearable. Any podiatrist will tell you that prevention is a big part of their practice. Part of the problem is people who would seek out a cardiac specialist for heart problems or an ear, nose and throat specialist for ear problems, tend not to think in terms of going to a foot specialist. Podiatry is not as publicized or understood as some other specialties.
What people think of as the foot doctor is actually a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). If you have a problem with your foot, you need a doctor who can diagnose and treat it. That’s not as easy as it sounds because the human foot has a very complex relation to the rest of the body. You need to find a doctor who is trained specifically in the mechanics and structure of the foot, and also understand the injuries and diseases that can affect it. You need a podiatrist Burbank CA, here you can find Dr. Artin V. Gevorgian, a board certified podiatrist, highly trained in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of foot problems, from the simplest to the most complex.
Dr. Gevorgian recommends his patients come in early, when problems can be handled easily, or even prevented. However, it’s comforting to know that Dr. Gevorgian can bring his considerable expertise, knowledge and experience to your problem, whatever the level of care required, from prescribing some exercises to performing foot surgery.
Another good reason to visit your podiatrist sooner rather than later when you have a foot problem and that is because the feet are very often the first area to show signs of serious conditions affecting other areas of the body, such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. A podiatric physician like Dr. Gevorgian can often detect symptoms of other disorders before your regular physician. Podiatrists can serve as a vital — even lifesaving — link in your overall health care. It pays to make sure that your health care team has a podiatrist Burbank CA, the residents and others living in the area can rest assured that they have one of the best in Dr. Gevorgian. His office, the Burbank Foot and Ankle Podiatry Center, is located across from Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, with handicapped parking and same day appointments available.
Dr. Gevorgian is equipped to handle all of your foot and ankle needs, from hammertoe and bunions to Achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. He puts a high premium on prevention, because the best foot problems are the ones you never have. And if you catch a problem early, the treatment can be simple and easy. For example, a woman complaining of arch pain was told to avoid wearing high heel shoes and to look for shoes with a more reasonable heel and shock absorbing soles. Don’t wait until you have a serious issue with you foot or ankle – find a podiatrist before you have a problem. And if you are anywhere near the Burbank or Glendale area, give Dr. Gevorgian a visit.