What is podiatry?

Podiatric medicine focuses on diagnosing, treating, and preventing foot and ankle problems. A podiatrist (doctor of podiatric medicine) is highly trained through years of study and clinical practice.

This specialist provides treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions,

Should I see a podiatrist if I have diabetes?

Treating diabetes requires a team approach. A podiatrist is an integral part of the treatment team. Your primary care doctor may refer you to a podiatrist to help you manage the disease.

What causes bunions?

Although they may develop on the fifth (little) toe, bunions usually occur at the base of the big toe. Bunions are often caused by incorrect foot mechanics. The foot may flatten too much, forcing the toe joint to move beyond

What is a neuroma?

A neuroma is a painful growth of nerve tissue in the foot, most often between the third and fourth toe bones. It forms when bones in the feet press together and irritate a nerve. This may be caused by wearing

What is a wart?

A wart is an infection caused by a virus which can invade your skin through small cuts or breaks. Over time the wart develops into a hard, rough growth on the surface of the skin. A wart is most commonly