There are many things we regularly do that we know are just cosmetic. This includes manicures, pedicures, spa treatments, hair styling appointments, waxing, and more. Sometimes, things which aren’t beauty treatments at all get lumped in with the rest and treated as unimportant – like podiatry appointments.
This is possible because the word itself sounds so close to ‘pedicure’ or possible because we just don’t think about our feet and what they might need that often; but they deserve looking after just as much as any body part. But if you’re reading this article on how much a podiatrist visit will cost, then you probably already know that, and it’s more the cost you’re worried about than anything else. Well, as with anything else, the cost of a podiatry appointment will depend on a number of factors.
Calculating the Average Podiatrist Cost
As usual, the first thing to bear in mind is that podiatry is a highly skilled field, so you can expect to pay as such. That said, you should take into account the fact that the quality of the podiatrist in question can significantly affect the price, but you should be wary of going with the cheapest practitioner. Someone poorly trained or poorly reviewed will charge much less than someone at the top of their field. In fact, the average podiatrist cost ranges between $67 and $405.
Before you get to the cost of your first active appointment, you can also expect to pay a consultation fee where you and your chosen podiatry clinic discuss your needs and work out the costs going forward. This will usually be a lower fee than that charged for a full appointment.
Most podiatry clinics will be open about their fees over the phone if not on their website, so there’s no reason to be in the dark about this; any clinic that refuses to discuss their prices up front is probably not a clinic with their patients’ best interests at heart. Don’t be afraid to shop around until you find the right practitioner for you.
So there you have it, if your feet are aching or your ankles twisting and you know you need to see a specialist, you’re doing the right thing by looking into booking a podiatry appointment. Luckily, though you can expect to pay more for a high end practitioner, podiatry appointments are not prohibitively expensive and can do you the world of good to get you back on your feet again.