What is a Podiatrist?
Podiatry or podiatric medicine is a branch of medicine devoted to the study of, diagnosis, and medical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremities.
Podiatrist are concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. Podiatrists are qualified to care for bone, joint, ligament, muscle and tendon pathology of the foot and ankle, such as:
- Structural deformities, including painful flat foot and high arch deformity, bone spurs
- Heel pain
- Nerve entrapments
- Degeneration and arthrosis of the joints of the foot and ankle
- Skin and nail conditions
- Congenital deformities
- Trauma-related injuries, including fracture and dislocations and post traumatic arthrosis