Bartering through the ITEX South Florida network is a great way to do business, whether you need goods or services. One of the ITEX Businesses of the Week featured this week is Dr. Peter S. Galati, a podiatrist in Fort Lauderdale.
Your feet are at your service and take a beating every day. Whether you’re trying to get some extra steps added to your fitness tracking device or cramming your feet into ill-fitting shoes, you probably aren’t always treating your feet with the same respect you expect them to give to you.
There are many common reasons to visit a podiatrist. Some foot and ankle problems go away on their own if you rest, apply ice and take over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications. But if they don’t, you may need to visit a podiatrist to begin appropriate.
Podiatrists treat the foot and ankle, and Dr. Galati treats varicose veins as well. Varicose veins are enlarged veins. Any vein may become varicose, but the veins most commonly affected are those in your legs and feet, because standing and walking increase the pressure in the veins in your lower body.
Podiatrists treat many conditions of the foot and ankle, including arthritis pain, bunions, calluses and corns, diabetes complications, ingrown toenails and sports injuries, as well as infections of the foot and toenails. Some foot conditions are related to obesity, diabetes, and peripheral arterial disease, which can cause poor circulation.
Foot conditions that require the attention of a podiatrist might include a deformity that grows suddenly, with symptoms like a hot, swollen foot; a flat foot caused by an injured tendon, a painful lump or bump; a wound or sore that doesn’t heal; a discolored foot; pain, numbness, burning or tingling; pain and swelling; or pain with activity.
If you’re in need of podiatric services and you’re part of the ITEX bartering network in South Florida, visit Dr. Peter S. Galati for a consultation.