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WHAT IS A PODIATRIST?

A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses. A podiatrist also renders care of sprains, fractures, infections, and injuries of the foot, ankle and heel. In addition to undergraduate medical school training, podiatrists also attend graduate school for a doctorate degree in podiatry. Podiatrists are required to take state and national exams, as well as be licensed by the state in which they practice.

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According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, there are an estimated 15,000 practicing podiatrists in the United States. Podiatrists are in demand more than ever today because of a rapidly aging population. In addition, according to the association, foot disorders are among the most widespread and neglected health problems affecting people in this country.

Typically, podiatrists:

– Consult with patients and other physicians on how to prevent foot problems.

– Diagnose and treat tumors, ulcers, fractures, skin and nail diseases, and deformities.

– Perform surgeries to correct or remedy such problems as bunions, clawtoes, fractures, hammertoes, infections, ruptured Achilles, and other ligaments and tendons.

– Prescribe therapies and perform diagnostic procedures such as ultrasound and lab tests.

– Prescribe or fits patients with inserts called orthotics that correct walking patterns.

– Treat conditions such as: bone disorders, bunions, corns, calluses, cysts, heel spurs, infections, ingrown nails, and plantar fasciitis.

It’s Not OK to Live with Foot Pain

While it’s true that most Americans suffer from chronic foot pain, it doesn’t have to be a fact of life. Often times, foot and ankle pain can be alleviated by changing footwear or increasing movement and circulation. If your pain is caused by a new or old injury, or illness, we have proven methods to diagnose and pinpoint the root cause of the pain and treatments that can greatly reduce or eliminate your discomfort. Our number one goal is to get you up and moving, and doing the things you love to do. If foot or ankle pain is slowing you down, contact us today and get the relief you need to get back to life!

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Benenati Foot and Ankle Care Centers are conveniently located in Macomb county with podiatry offices in St. Clair Shores, Warren, and Macomb, MI.

Each location offers general foot and ankle care for people of all ages, as well as specialized treatments and surgery for sports injuries, diabetic foot care, and ankle replacements.

Starting with his first location in 1993, Dr. Benenati has been dedicated to preserving limbs and providing Michigan residents effective ankle and foot pain relief from all kinds of short term and chronic conditions. Each location is staffed with highly trained, experienced podiatrists who genuinely care about each patient they treat. By focusing on your quality of life and your overall health and well-being, they are able to diagnose and treat the cause, rather than the symptom, of your foot and ankle pain.

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Warren

26440 Hoover Rd.

Warren, MI 48089

Monday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Monday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am-4:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Monday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: Closed