Why Is a Podiatrist an Important Part of Your Health Care Team?


Your feet and ankles are literally the foundation for your good health. Together, they contain more than 50 bones and hundreds of muscles, ligaments, and tendons working together to help you stand, walk and run upright. With so many moving parts, it’s easy for something to go wrong! Further, when you’re experiencing foot pain, it can be challenging to pinpoint the source of the discomfort. The good news is that your podiatrist is here to help. 

When you see the letters DPM after your doctor’s name, you know that she or he is a medical specialist who has completed years of advanced education and a hospital residency making him or her uniquely qualified to care for you. Your podiatrist can examine your feet, ankles, and lower legs; diagnose any existing or potential problems; and work with you to create an individualized and effective plan for treatment and ongoing care.  

Podiatrists see men, women, and children of all ages, from infants to senior citizens and provide care through each stage of life. They routinely work with patients suffering from: 

Just as you see a special doctor to care for your eyes, you should see a podiatrist at least once a year to give your feet a checkup. This is the best way to stay one step ahead of any issues. Schedule a convenient appointment with Dr. Eric Kosofsky and Dr. Robert Rutstein in our comfortable, state-of-the-art offices in Hartford and Rocky Hill today. Call Hartford Podiatry Group’s friendly staff at 860-523-8026 or click here to get started.