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By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
March 12, 2019
Category: podiatric medicine
Tags: feet   ankles   specialize   maintenance  

If you’ve found yourself considering why or why not to see a podiatrist lately, this is the blog for you! While many people may not need to see a podiatrist until they’ve reached their 40s or later, you would still be surprised at how many people under 40 desperately need to see a podiatrist but will never pencil themselves in. The common alternative for most people is to bring up minor issues with their primary care doctor, if at all. While your primary care doctor is trained to help you maintain your overall health, they don’t specialize in the medical care of your feet and ankles. Who does? Our podiatrist at Feet First Foot Care Specialists!

Podiatrists, who are lovingly referred to as foot doctors, are doctors who specialize in the medical care and maintenance of our feet and ankles. Podiatrists, like your primary care doctor, went through the same eight years of schooling to become doctors. The difference, however, is that podiatrists then go on to study even longer in order to specialize in our feet and ankles.

After four years of additional study and experiences pertaining specifically to podiatry, a doctor can then become a podiatrist. Only after passing both national and state examinations to get licensed to practice in a state of their choosing can a podiatrist then take the care of your feet and ankles into their hands. In most cases, if you approach your regular doctor about foot issues, they will suggest either one of two things:

  1. Simple steps you can take at home to potentially help relieve your specific set of symptoms, or…
  2. If and when those do-it-yourself methods aren’t helping, they will refer you to a specialist, i.e., a podiatrist!

Skip the waiting and uncertainty when it comes to finding out what’s wrong with your feet or ankles - call us today at (860) 632-5499 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Adam Mucinskas in Cromwell, Connecticut.

By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
February 18, 2019
Category: podiatric medicine
Tags: podiatrist   fall arches   diagnose   treatments   diseases   illness  

The medical world is growing more knowledgeable with each passing day. Scientists and doctors are working hard to make new discoveries, create new treatments, and help their patients thrive in less painful and more affordable ways. With more treatment methods than ever, it’s hard to come up with reasons why you shouldn’t see a podiatrist for preventative care and treatment of existing issues!

There are hundreds of conditions, diseases, and illnesses that can have a negative impact on the health of our feet and ankles. The average person isn’t expected to know how to diagnose their foot problems - this is where a doctor specializing in foot medicine comes in! Otherwise known as a podiatrist, these doctors specialize in medical issues pertaining to the feet. Out of the many reasons why you should consider establishing care with a trusted podiatrist like Dr. Adam Mucinskas at Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC, here are ten of the most common reasons we see patients walk into our office:

  • Fast or slowly-developing lumps and bumps
  • Fallen arches and flat feet
  • Bunions and scrunched toes, i.e. foot deformities
  • Discomfort or pain that alters the way you walk
  • Foot pain that gets worse with physical activity
  • Slow-healing wounds or wounds that don’t seem to heal at all
  • Swelling in the feet or ankles
  • Tingling, burning, or numbness in the feet
  • Discoloration of the skin on your feet
  • Stubborn pain that doesn’t subside easily or won’t subside with rest
     

All of these are tell-tale signs of foot issues that call for an appointment with a podiatrist. Don’t wait until your pain or discomfort worsens, be proactive about your foot care! Visit us at our location in Cromwell, Connecticut to address your concerns. Call us at 860-632-5499 and start relieving your foot pain today. 

By Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC
January 16, 2019
Category: podiatric medicine

When you’re dealing with pain or discomfort, it can be tough to sift through specialists and sort out what the initials after doctors’ names stand for. Here at Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC, we are experts on one form of specialist: podiatrists! We’ve put together some great facts about the wonderful profession of podiatry that will help you sort out if it’s the right doctor for what you’re dealing with.

What is a podiatrist?

Podiatrists diagnose and treat illness and injury in the foot, ankle, and lower legs. The letter DPM after a doctor’s name means he or she is a podiatrist who has gone through years of demanding, rigorous training. Podiatrists complete four years in a medical school and three years of hospital residency. They are uniquely qualified to care for your feet! There are nearly 18,000 practicing podiatrists in the United States, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association.

What does a podiatrist treat?

Podiatrists like Dr. Adam Mucinskas diagnose and treat all manner of foot and ankle-health issues, including:

Heel pain

Hammertoes

Bunions

Corns and calluses

Sprains

Fractures

Fungal infections

Sports injuries

Diabetic wounds

And much more!

Can podiatrists perform surgery?

Depending on their credentials, certifications, state licenses, and hospital affiliations, podiatrists typically can operate on the bones, ligaments, tendons, and joints of the foot and ankle after proper consultation and examination.

When should I visit a podiatrist?

If you’re dealing with foot or ankle pain, or if you have noticed any changes in the appearance or feel of your feet, it’s time to make an appointment. If you have a chronic medical condition such as diabetes, it’s a great idea to visit a podiatrist annually to avoid any of the commonly associated complications.

Here at Feet First Foot Care Specialists, LLC, Dr. Adam Mucinskas diagnoses and treats foot conditions daily. If you have a specific concern or are looking to simply maintain your feet and ankles’ wellbeing, it’s time to pick up the phone and give us a call at (860) 632-5499! Schedule an appointment today at our conveniently-located office in the Cromwell, Connecticut area: (860) 632-5499.



 








 

 

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