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Last reviewed by: Aleksey Portnov , medical expert, on 01.06.2018

Who is this forgery and what is his work? Podolog - (from "under" - stop) is a doctor engaged in medical care for stops, diagnosis (assessment of skin and nails), treatment, care and rehabilitation of feet.

Who is a forgery?

The professional sphere of the doctor's work includes the services of medical manicure - work with problem stops.

Podology is a science that is adjacent to dermatology and surgery. This branch of medicine has appeared relatively recently, but it is intensively gaining and enjoying popularity. Such a problem as corns, cracks, deformation of the nails, fungal nail and foot skin lesions are very common and require special treatment and approach.

Podolog, most often, has one specialization - treatment of diabetic foot, treatment of ingrown nail, post-traumatic massage. The substitution will not replace the doctor of wide specialization and does not undertake the diagnosis of establishing an accurate diagnosis, but as to the condition of the foot, it can determine to the specialist in which area the patient should be sent. For accurate confirmation of some diagnoses, the results of laboratory tests are required, and only after that a comprehensive treatment plan is prepared, if necessary, by specialists in the revealed pathology.

What does the forgery do?

What does podology do and in what field does it specialize? The first is caring for your feet. If there are signs of any disease during the initial examination, the doctor-subordinate determines the reason and makes a plan for effective treatment taking into account all the features and consulting with doctors of related specialties. One aspect is the provision of medical pedicure services. It is radically different from cosmetic - the doctor helps to delicately eliminate calluses and corns, hardened skin, cracks on the heels, ingrown nails. Plastic is also made and prosthetics of the nail plate in case of trauma or deformation.

There are such problems and foot diseases that require early diagnosis and highly specialized treatment: 

  • thickening of the skin; 
  • corns; 
  • warts; 
  • nail fungus; 
  • the problem of ingrown nail; 
  • deformation of nails 
  • Special diseases in which the processes of limb trophism are disturbed (diabetes mellitus).

Also podog is engaged in the selection of corrective foot treatment, including massage, physical procedures, prosthetics of nails (aesthetic, curative), and also gives recommendations for therapeutic foot care, disease prevention.

Sphere of activity

First of all, it provides care for the feet. In the event that any signs of a disease are found, it performs prophylaxis and tries to find the cause. In the area of care includes a medical pedicure. From the usual, he differs in that here it is not performed by a cosmetologist, but by a doctor-podologist, who fights with heel cracks, hairs, calluses, sweating and moisture of the foot. In addition, podog, using corrective systems, heals ingrown nails, prosthetics them. He also gives recommendations on the further care and use of cosmetics.

The next area in which podolog is engaged is treatment of "diabetic foot syndrome". It manifests itself in diabetic patients, is the lack of sensitivity of the skin of the feet. This syndrome also involves the roughness of the skin and the appearance of cracks between the toes. If a diabetic does not receive proper care for the feet, this can lead to disastrous consequences - to gangrene. Therefore, a regular visit to the doctor-podogoga is necessary for people with this diagnosis.

First of all, high-quality medical care for foot. After all, the prevention of any disease is always more productive and cheaper than treatment. If care is carried out on a regular basis, it is much easier for a specialist to notice changes that are specific to one or another disease.

Of course, the forgery will not diagnose, let alone treat, but, when noticing signs of the beginning of the problem, will direct the patient to the appropriate doctor. And when the diagnosis is made and the treatment is prescribed, the podogology will carry out all the prescribed procedures. For example, many people are familiar with such a problem as calluses.

Often people suffer from them for many years. Many from time to time resort to radical methods - laser therapy, surgical removal and the like, and nothing helps. In order to combat the problem effectively, you need to know how it arises and develops. And before removing the callus, podogolog will send the patient to the orthopedist. After all, the appearance of calluses is the response of the skin to an increased load. Without removing the load, without redistributing it more evenly, it is not possible to get rid of calluses.

If the problem is not very serious, or is associated, for example, with incorrect finger-setting, a forgery can solve it on the spot, making an individual orthosis (corrector) of silicone mass. In all other cases, the consultation of an orthopedic doctor is mandatory. The same situation occurs in the case of fungal infections. Only the doctor can diagnose and prescribe the treatment on the basis of the analysis, but the treatment will carry out a forgery (regular cleansing and treatment with drugs, correction of the shape of the growing nail plate).

In the podologichesky room, many problems associated with the foot are solved, such as treatment and special treatment of cracks, correction of ingrown nails. In the presence of modern equipment, cosmetics and technology does not necessarily run with these problems to the surgeon.

A large number of modern techniques allow the forgery to correct ingrown nails even in very neglected cases and in the presence of inflammation. Speaking about the problems that are handled by podologi specialists, one can not ignore such a category of patients as diabetics. Diabetes is a very complex and serious disease that brings with it a whole range of problems. One of them is called "diabetic foot syndrome". Decreased immunity, worsening blood circulation, neuropathy (loss of sensitivity) - this is not all the difficulties with which you have to deal with a fake when working with people with diabetes. And, of course, when caring for diabetic footsteps, it is necessary to observe a huge number of rules and restrictions. This is the highest level of sanitary condition of the cabinet, and accurate, almost jeweler handling of problem areas, because even a small wound can be fraught with problems during processing. But not only patients with serious problems can appreciate the benefits of newly emerging sub -ology rooms. Regular hygienic treatment of the feet without the risk of transmission of infection from one patient to another is attractive in itself.

It is important to know!

The foot (pes) is divided into 3 departments: tarsus, metatarsus and fingers. The skeleton of these departments is the tarsi bones (ossa tarsi), the bones of the metatarsalia (ossa metasarsalia) and the bones of the toes (ossa digitorum pedis). Read more..

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