Is Seeing a Podiatrist the Right Choice for You?

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Have you heard about friends or family members who see a podiatrist? Are you wondering if you or a family member should visit a foot doctor? The answer to that question begins with an understanding of what podiatrists like Dr. Eric Kosofsky and Dr. Robert Rutstein do and who they help. 

A Doctor of Podiatric Medicine is a medical specialist who treats all illnesses of and injuries to the feet, ankles, and lower legs. Like any other doctor, by the time a podiatrist begins to practice medicine, she or he will have completed years of rigorous medical training and a hospital residency. Your podiatrist is qualified to treat everyone from babies and children to adolescents, adults, and senior citizens. 

While many podiatrists are general practitioners, some have sub-specialties. These can include (but are not limited to):

  • pediatrics

  • sports medicine

  • surgery

  • diabetes

  • orthopedics

  • wound care

What is a good reason to see a podiatrist? Many people see a foot doctor annually for examination and diagnosis of any existing or potential problems. This is the best way to prevent small complications from becoming major health issues. You should also see a podiatrist any time you experience foot or ankle pain or if you notice any changes to the shape or skin of your feet. Other reasons that commonly bring people to Hartford Podiatry Group include:

If you have a concern about the wellness of your feet, ankles, or lower legs, or if you simply want to take a step toward maintaining the health of this part of your body, seeing a podiatrist like Eric Kosofsky, DPM and Robert Rutstein, DPM is definitely the right choice for you. Schedule a visit in our modern, comfortable Hartford or Rocky Hill offices. Call our friendly staff at 860-523-8026 or click here to get started today.