Podiatry is a medical area of specialty focused on the care of the foot and ankle. The specialists who work within podiatry, known as podiatrists, are skilled medically-trained doctors who treat patients dealing with a range of ankle and foot problems. While some podiatrists are trained only in the conservative, nonsurgical practice of podiatric medicine, our podiatrists at Aspen Orthopedic Specialists are surgical podiatrists, meaning that have additional, advanced training in surgical techniques to treat the foot and ankle so they may offer surgical treatment options in addition to nonoperative care.
To become a podiatrist, our foot and ankle surgeons earned a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) degree through four years of training at podiatric medical school followed by residency training. Additionally, our surgical podiatrists went on to pursue fellowship training as well as board certification.
Podiatrists treat several different types of conditions and injuries of the foot and ankle, including diabetic foot pain, bunions, ingrown toenails, heel pain, or flat feet. Whatever the podiatric condition, our podiatric surgeons use their medical and surgical training to deliver treatments best suited for your unique needs.
Know When It’s Time to Get Care From an Expert in Podiatry
You should consult with a podiatrist if you have any of these podiatric care needs:
- Heel pain, especially after you wake up and first bear weight on your foot
- Inability to straighten your toe
- Pain when pointing or flexing toes
- A raised bump or thick skin on the sole of your foot
- Skin next to toenail is swollen or tender
You may also need to see a podiatrist if you believe you have one of the following injuries or conditions:
- Achilles tendonitis (or tendinitis)
- Ankle sprain
- Hammertoe deformity
- Plantar fasciitis
- Tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Toe deformities
We Offer You the Expert Podiatric Care You Deserve
Specializing in conditions and injuries of the foot and ankle, our podiatric surgeons are trained and equipped to assess, diagnose, and treat your foot and ankle pain. Surgery is often the last resort and second to any nonsurgical treatment options when those methods prove unsuccessful.
If you do require foot surgery, such as bunion surgery, preventative diabetic foot surgery, or plantar fascia release, our surgeons can perform the procedure you need. At Aspen Orthopedic Specialists, you will receive the specialized care you need, every step of the way. Our podiatric doctors utilize their expert skills in podiatry, combined with our state-of-the-art surgical equipment, to bring you the best in podiatric care. Schedule an in-office appointment at our Brookfield, New Berlin, or Wheaton Elmbrook Internal Medicine location by calling (262) 395-4141 or by requesting an appointment online.
Aspen Orthopedic Specialists Delivers Excellence Every Step of the Way
Our podiatrists and all our orthopedic doctors at Aspen Orthopedic Specialists are specialty-trained medical experts who understand your concerns, can answer your questions, and know how to apply their special expertise to help you. With years of training and experience in medical and surgical foot and ankle care, Dr. Sean Wilson and Dr. Robby Amiot are board-certified in podiatry and have the expertise to help you return to living the life you love. Learn more about our podiatrists below.