Ask-a-podiatrist -- blog support for foot and ankle problems
How to use our telemedicine tools to solve foot and ankle problems.
Hi, I'm Dr. Oster. I'm a board certified podiatrist with 35 years of practice experience. In addition to my role as medical advisor to Myfootchop.com, I also work as a hospital based podiatrist in Colorado. My role in the hospital covers limb salvage and reconstructive surgery. You can find additional information about me in my CV.
The disruption of care that I've seen in my own hospital makes me realize that patients will be separated from their care teams for some time to come. This means that post op patients will have difficulties reaching their surgeons and patients with traumatic injuries will have difficulty accessing providers for care and support. Infections may go untreated and wounds will be poorly managed. Although I'm not your doctor, I am here to help answer basic questions related to lower extremity health while our health care sytem is in transition. Please remember that this is a public forum. Do not post personal information regarding your health.
How do you use our website to solve foot and ankle problems? Here's what you should do.
1. Go our foot and ankle knowledge base for more information on foot and ankle problems. You can search in two ways. First, click on the region of the foot image where your foot hurts. You'll be serve a group of articles specific to that region of the foot. You can read each article and determine your diagnosis.
Alternatively, while viewing the image of the foot, click on the tab on the left of the screen. This will take you to a list of foot and ankle conditions that you can browse.
2. Unsure about your condition? Join me in the foot and ankle blog to help guide you to answers. Your answer may already be in our vast blog postings, so please be sure to search the blog prior to posting your question.
If you're unable to find an answer to your question in our knowledge base or blog articles, please post in this blog.