What is a Podiatrist?
A doctor of podiatric medicine is someone who practices medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle conditions. Dr. Raymond A DiPretoro Jr. treats problems such as bunions, spurs, hammertoes, fractures, neuromas, ingrown toenails, toenail fungus, warts, corns, and calluses. Though he specializes in diabetic wound care, surgery, and work with a Limb Salvage Team, he also cares for sprains, fractures, infections, and other injuries sustained by the feet and ankles.
What is a podiatrist you ask? They are healers of the feet and ankles, and they are in demand more than ever. Our rapidly growing population and way of life causes an array of foot disorders to occur at an increasing rate. Don't neglect the health of your feet, see a podiatrist today!
Why Should I Visit A Foot Doctor?
If you are, or have been, experiencing chronic foot pain or have undergone an injury such as an ankle sprain, you should make an appointment. No one deserves to live in pain. Don't go through the motions expecting the pain to subside tomorrow; chances are, it will only get worse. Your feet are speaking to you and you should listen. From flat feet to high arches, and everything in between, we want to help!
Who Does A Podiatrist Treat?
Our office, in particular, treats many individuals who have diabetes. This disease wreaks havoc on the lower limbs and fosters many diabetic foot complications. Many of the deformities that can take place occur right under the patient’s nose, due to a serious condition called neuropathy. When lack of sensation allows serious sores to form on your feet, our offices, in Newark, Glasgow, and Wilmington, DE offer limb salvage teams that offer treatment to avoid amputation. If your limbs are in serious trouble, you can count on us to protect your life's foundation.
Other patients that we see are those who experience consistent heel pain for unknown reasons. If your first steps each morning are painful, you may have a condition we refer to as plantar fasciitis. If left untreated, this and other conditions will worsen. It's important to get these aches and pain checked out by a professional.
If your feet require surgery for bunions, broken ankles, or more, we have a solution. Whether your condition has been brought on by heredity and genetics, or if you've neglected your limbs for too long, don't be shy. We provide top-notch surgical and non-surgical procedures.
What Services Do We Provide?
Delaware’s Advanced Foot and Ankle Center Inc. will consult with patients and other physicians to prevent and treat your foot conditions. We will diagnose and treat tumors, ulcers, fractures, skin and nail diseases, and deformities. Our podiatrist will perform diagnostic procedures, such as ultrasound and lab tests, and therapies or surgery to correct your ailments. We are capable of prescribing custom shoe inserts and orthotics, or boots and casts.
According to the American Podiatric Medical Association, there are an estimated 15,000 practicing podiatrists in the United States, but there is only one Dr. Raymond A DiPretoro Jr. If your lower limbs have been causing you pain, make an appointment with one of our offices today. Call us at (302) 623-4250, or visit an Advanced Foot and Ankle Center Inc. near you.