As a Rancho Santa Margarita podiatrist, Dr. Salma Aziz provides her patients with a high standard of care. She sees patients for a wide range of foot and ankle conditions, ranging from sudden injuries to gradual pain that develops from overuse.
When should I see a podiatrist?
If you are experiencing any issues with your feet or ankles, your primary care doctor might suggest that you visit a podiatrist because you need further evaluation. However, you can also choose to visit with a podiatrist on your own.
If you have noticed any changes to your feet, ankles, or toenails, it is a good idea to get evaluated. Sudden changes in your range of motion and sudden discomfort need to be taken seriously. Ingrown toenails, thickened toenails, and other issues can lead to worse problems without treatment. Additionally, you should contact our office if you have injured your foot or ankle during physical activity, just to be sure that you don’t require surgical intervention.
What does a consultation entail?
A consultation is an important first step when it comes to your medical care. This is the appointment where Dr. Salma Aziz, your Rancho Santa Margarita podiatrist, is able to learn more about your pain and discomfort and determine if there are any conditions or injuries you are suffering from. During this appointment, Dr. Aziz will ask you a lot of questions about your pain, such as when you first noticed it, how intense it is, and if there are any movements that you have noticed make the pain worse or better. In some cases, further diagnostic tests are necessary, like x-rays, in order to rule out some conditions. Dr. Aziz can then help you determine which approach to treatment will be the best for you.
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Do you offer non-invasive treatments?
As an experienced Rancho Santa Margarita podiatrist, Dr. Salma Aziz offers non-invasive treatments for her patients. In fact, her focus is on providing these treatment methods as often as possible. Non-invasive treatments allow you to experience relief without having to undergo surgery or deal with the preparation and downtime that comes with it.
Some of the non-invasive treatments offered by our center include custom foot orthotics, physical therapy ,bracing, taping, and more.
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