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Second Opinion Consultation

Podiatric Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Bartlett, Millington and Memphis, TN, West Memphis, AR and Senatobia, MS
Second Opinion Consultation

Second Opinion Consultation services offered in Bartlett, Millington and Memphis, TN, West Memphis, AR and Senatobia, MS

Do you struggle with ongoing pain or other foot and ankle pain problems and want to review all possible treatment options? If so, the experts at Podiatry Institute of the South are here to help. The board-certified podiatric surgeons offer second opinion consultations to give you peace of mind regarding your treatment decision. Call one of the offices in Senatobia, Mississippi, West Memphis, Arkansas, or Memphis, Millington, or Bartlett, Tennessee, to set up an appointment or schedule one online today.

Second Opinion Consultation

What is a second opinion consultation?

As the name implies, a second opinion consultation at Podiatry Institute of the South is an evaluation with a podiatrist in which they confirm whether or not you need treatment for a foot or ankle issue. You have already completed an initial consultation with another provider, but want to make sure your treatment decision is indeed the best for your personalized needs.

Why might I choose a second opinion consultation?

You might choose a second opinion consultation with the Podiatry Institute of the South experts if you or a loved one struggles with:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Foot, toe, or ankle pain
  • Ankle sprains
  • Fractures
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Charcot deformity
  • Bunions
  • Complex wounds
  • Diabetic food problems
  • Peripheral neuropathy 
  • Achilles tendinitis 
  • Hammer toe
  • Plantar warts
  • Arthritis of the foot and ankle
  • Heel spurs
  • Neuromas
  • Infections 

Signs of a foot or ankle injury include swelling, stiffness, pain, reduced range of motion, and limited mobility, as well as redness, bruising, warmth, and visible deformities. 

Any time you’re unsure if your first treatment recommendation is truly the best for you, see the specialist at Podiatry Institute of the South for a second opinion consultation. 

What should I expect during a second opinion consultation?

During second opinion consultations, your podiatrist asks a series of questions about your symptoms, medical history, medications, and treatment preferences. They examine your feet, ankles, toes, and lower legs to look for signs of diseases and injuries.

You might need blood tests, X-rays, an ultrasound, or another imaging procedure to properly diagnose your condition and develop an effective treatment plan.

Your customized treatment recommendation may include watchful waiting or trying home remedies, such as using ice or heat packs, resting the affected foot or ankle, and wearing a brace.

You might need medications, injections, complex wound care, physical therapy, or minor surgery to properly heal from a foot or ankle problem and eliminate discomfort.

Is a second opinion consultation right for me?

If you’re unsure if your previous treatment advice is the best for you or a family member, schedule a second opinion consultation at Podiatry Institute of the South. You won’t feel pressured into receiving treatment but have the option of getting treated or simply watching and waiting, depending on what you’re most comfortable with. 

To schedule a second opinion consultation at Podiatry Institute of the South, call the office or use the online booking feature today.

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