What to Expect During Your First Visit to a Podiatrist

Have you recently had discomfort or concerns about your feet or ankles? It might be time to book your first podiatrist visit! Dr. LaWanda Bailey-Rayner at Foot Care Specialists in Holly Springs, NC, specializes in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a wide range of foot and ankle-related conditions. 

Scheduling and Arrival 

Scheduling your first appointment is easy. You can give us a call or request an appointment through our website! 

Consultation and Physical Examination 

The first thing you'll experience in your consultation will be a detailed discussion about any foot and ankle concerns you might have, including the duration and intensity of your symptoms, along with any relevant medical history. 

Afterward, your podiatrist will conduct a thorough physical examination of your feet and ankles. This can include examining your skin and nails, checking for swelling and evaluating your range of motion, or observing your gait and overall posture. 

Diagnostic Imaging

In some cases, your podiatrist may recommend diagnostic imaging tests such as X-rays, or MRI. These tests help obtain a more detailed view of the internal structures of your foot and are invaluable in confirming or ruling out specific conditions. This can help guide your podiatrist in getting an accurate diagnosis. 

If you're unsure of whether you need diagnostic imaging, come and see our podiatrist, Dr. Bailey-Rayner, at Foot Care Specialists in Holly Springs, NC. 

Discussion and Follow-Up 

After all the assessments, your podiatrist will discuss any potential treatment options for you. This can include things such as custom orthotics, physical therapy, or lifestyle modifications. If your condition is more severe, they may recommend minimally invasive procedures or surgery. Either way, your podiatrist will thoroughly explain each option and empower you to make informed decisions about your foot health. 

Follow-up appointments and ongoing care are crucial in maintaining optimal foot health. Your podiatrist will advise you on when you might like to book your next appointment. 

Booking Your Appointment

Understanding the process of an initial visit can help you feel more confident in taking care of your feet and ankles. To book an appointment with Dr. Bailey-Rayner at Foot Care Specialists, Holly Springs, NC, call the clinic at 919-557-0300.