A Doctor of the Foot & Ankle

A podiatrist, or podiatric physician, is a medical professional specializing in the study and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity. In other words, a "foot doctor!"

In America, all podiatrists who hold a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (D.P.M.) complete surgical residencies, and are all trained in surgical treatments of the foot and ankle.

Podiatrists also treat conditions such as bone and joint disorders, neurological and circulatory diseases, as well as skin or nail disorders.

Below is a list of common conditions treated by a podiatrist:

  • Ankle fractures
  • Ankle sprains
  • Heel Pain
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Nail Fungus
  • Foot sprains
  • Foot fractures
  • Shin Splints
  • Gout
  • Neuromas
  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Diabetic Footcare
  • Cysts
  • Neuropathy