People who choose to explore the field of podiatry are interested in learning about conditions that impact the feet. Research has indicated there is a growing need for podiatrists, and this may be a result of the elderly population that are living longer and in need of assistance. Additionally, people who participate in sporting activities and physical fitness may find a need to use the services of a podiatrist, and treat any existing foot conditions. The education consists of acquiring a bachelor’s degree, followed by completing a four-year program to become a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM). A student will spend the last two years of that program learning about all aspects of podiatry, and it may be helpful to work in a podiatric environment. If you are interested in helping people with various foot ailments, please consult with a podiatrist who can help you in determining if this a correct career choice for you.If you are experiencing pain in the feet or ankles, don’t join the stubborn majority refusing treatment. Feel free to contact Dr. Sergey Losyev from Global Podiatry of NY & NJ. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.What Is a Podiatrist?Someone would seek the care of a podiatrist if they have suffered a foot injury or have common foot ailments such as heal spurs, bunions, arch problems, deformities, ingrown toenails, corns, foot and ankle problems, etc.Podiatric TreatmentA podiatrist will treat the problematic areas of the feet, ankle or lower leg by prescribing the following:Physical therapyDrugsOrthotic inserts or solesSurgery on lower extremity fracturesA common podiatric procedure a podiatrist will use is a scanner or force plate which will allow the podiatrist to know the designs of orthotics. Patients are then told to follow a series of tasks to complete the treatment. The computer will scan the foot a see which areas show weight distribution and pressure points. The podiatrist will read the analysis and then determine which treatment plans are available.If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Morganville, NJ, Bay Street in Brooklyn, and Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.