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, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses. A podiatrist also takes care of sprains, fractures, infections, and injuries of the foot, ankle and heel.