Manage and treat foot injuries to increase mobility, functionality, and all-around foot health! We serve residents of Miami & Broward with a whole-patient approach, considering how your overall health impacts your foot health & vice versa.
Our process consists of 4 easy steps!
Call us or book online—travel fees may incur.
Book your Podiatry consultation.
Consult with a ConciMed Podiatrist.
We decide & present your treatment.
Get treated at home & be pain-free.
Diabetes & Foot Health
It is critical for Diabetes patients to know how to take proper care of their feet, since this all-too-common condition can cause a myriad of foot complications! In serious scenarios, these complications can even lead to amputation. According to the CDC, 34.2 million people in the US have diabetes, and it disproportionately affects the elderly. We see this in Miami, where 25.7% of adults age 65+ have diabetes compared to only 9.2% of adults with diabetes of all ages.
Some foot complications that arise from Diabetes include:
- Athlete’s foot (fungal infection)
- Other Foot Deformities
- Ulcers with possible infection
When Should I See A Podiatrist?
Generally, you should visit a Podiatrist when you have foot pain of any kind, though some populations may benefit from check ups more regularly—such as athletes & elderly or disabled patients. Keep in mind that many conditions trigger foot issues, not only diabetes! If you have any of these conditions, you should see a Podiatrist to learn proper foot care.
- Poor Blood Circulation
- Heart Disease & Stroke
- High Cholesterol
South & Central Florida
We service a variety of areas in South Florida & Central Florida with in-home IV Therapy, specifically those within Miami-Dade and Broward County! Unsure if you're in these areas? Give us a call & we'll let you know!
Unsure if you're in these areas? Give us a call & we'll let you know!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What does a Podiatrist do?
A: Podiatrists specialize in the foot & ankle health, treating injuries related to these areas. After college, they attend Podiatry School as opposed traditional Medical School like other doctors—receiving D.P.M. doctorates rather than M.D. s. And once they practice, they belong to their own professional associations.
Some concerns to which Podiatrists attend include: fractures & sprains, bunions & hammertoes, mail disorders, diabetes, arthritis, growing pains, heel pain, mortons neuroma, & more.
Q: What's the difference between a Podiatrist and an Orthopedist?
A: Podiatrists don't go to traditional medical school but instead receive their medical degree through 4 years of podiatry school, after which they complete a 3-4 year residency. Their sphere of treatment is limited to foot & ankle areas, and they can specialize in foot & ankle surgery.
Orthopedists, on the other hand, receive traditional M.D. degrees & first complete generalized training before focusing their residency on Orthopedics. The expertise of an orthopedist extends rest your foot & ankle to your whole body's muskuloskeletal system, though some do fellowships in foot and ankle surgery & may have this specified expertise.
Q: Should I see a Podiatrist or an Orthopedist?
A: If your medical concern affects your toot & ankle health, it's best to see a Podiatrist. If your medical concern affects your any other part of your muskoloskeletal system, or your muskoloskeletal system as a whole, it's best to see an orthopedist or orthopedic Surgeon.
Q: Does ConciMed's medical team have a Podiatric Surgeon on staff?
A: Yes! Jacob Silversone, D. P.M. is a North Miami-based Podiatric surgeon who treats foot abnormalities & pain for trauma, sports medicine, & dermatology-related foot and ankle conditions.
Q: If I have diabetes, should I see a Podiatrist?
A: Absolutely. Diabetes often leads to various different foot complications, so patients with the condition should prioritize proper foot care.
Q: What if I need Physical therapy for my Podiatric concerns? Does ConciMed offer in-home Physical Therapy?
A: Yes! You may opt to do physical therapy after a foot injury at home. Patients love this option, as it's quite inconvenient to make frequent trips to the hospital on an injured foot.
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