I made an appointment with a Neurologist. Should I be seeing an Neurologist or Orthopedic Doctor. My appointment is on Monday and the problems is with my Feet!
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Yes, a neurologist is who you should see.
Why not a podiatrist?
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You want to see a neurologist if you're experiencing peripheral neuropathy, or nerve damage in your feet and toes. A podiatrist is a doctor who focuses specifically on the feet and ankles. They will treat you if you have ulcers or other related injuries to your feet.
Interestingly, my neurologist sent me to a podiatrist to get my skin biopsy. Yes I think you should start with a neurologist, but many podiatrist deal with neuropathy in the feet because it is so common with their patients. My particular podiatrist specializes in neuropathy.
Now I probably confused you, but I would start with the neurologist.
A good neurologist is number one but I periodically see a podiatrist to cut my toenails. You don't want to get an ingrown toenail or have any other problems with your feet because it would be magnified due to the neuropathy. My podiatrist knows all about neuropathy and is very helpful with ideas to minimize the pain in my feet. Good Luck!!!
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