Nov 18, 2014

Posted by Shanell Calloway in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How to Prepare for Your Appointment With the Podiatrist

How to Prepare for Your Appointment With the Podiatrist

If you have never been to see a Podiatrist, you may be a little nervous about what to expect. It can help to ease your mind if you are fully prepared for the appointment. Through this information, you will have a quick list of tasks you can do so your appointment will go smoothly and you will get the most benefit.

1. It can be helpful to make a list of your symptoms and any questions you want to ask the doctor. When you are nervous about a doctor’s appointment, it is easy to forget the important details. A list will help you remember to give your doctor all the information needed so he or she can help you.
2. If you take any medications or have had any surgeries, make sure you list them. Having this information is important because it will allow the podiatrist to be able to fully treat you and investigate any problems you may be having.
3. In the event you have had any type of testing or imaging, make sure you bring the results with you. Bring copies of X-rays, MRI reports and any blood work that could be pertinent to you being treated by the doctor.
4. Make sure your feet are clean and wear a clean pair of shoes and socks. Remove any toenail polish or jewelry you may have.

By preparing for your examination, the doctor will be better equipped to be able to examine your feet and find the cause of any concerns you are having. Your doctor will want to know any symptoms you are having and what makes them worse or relieves them. He or she may have you perform some exercises and may watch you walk so the problem can be found.
Make sure you ask questions and ask for clarification if you do not understand. The Podiatrist is there to help you have healthy feet so it is important you are active in your care and fully understand any treatments you are given.

If you are in need of foot care, contact the Foot & Ankle Specialists of NJ. They will care for all of your foot and ankle conditions and will help to keep your feet healthy and free of pain.

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