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What Does a Podiatrist Do?

A podiatrist is a medical professional, a physician devoted to the study and medical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity. Podiatrist Education include four years of undergraduate University / College, followed by four years in an accredited Podiatric Medical School, followed by hospital-based surgical residency.  Podiatrists' roles include dealing with the conditions resulting from bone and joint disorders such as arthritis and soft-tissue and muscular pathologies as well as neurological and circulatory diseases. Podiatrists are also able to diagnose and treat any complications of the above which affect the lower limb, including skin and nail disorders, bone and joint disease, muscle and tendon injury, and neurological diseases. Foot injuries and infections gained through sport or other activities are also diagnosed and treated by podiatrists.  In addition, all diabetic lower extremity preventive care and complications such as wounds. Many Podiatrists are active staff members of local hospitals with full admitting and surgical privileges of the foot and ankle.


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  • Achilles Tendon Disorders                                                 

  • Acute Inflammation

  • Ankle Fracture

  • Ankle Sprain

  • Bunions

  • Cavus Foot

  • Charcot Foot

  • Chronic Ankle Instability

  • Crossover Toe

  • Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention

  • Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines

  •  Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

  • Equinus



  • Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)

  • Flexible Flatfoot

  • Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal

  • Ganglion Cyst

  • Gout

  • Haglund's Deformity (pump bump)

  • Hallux Rigidus

  • Heel Pain

  • Ingrown Toenail

  • Lisfranc Injuries

  • Malignant Melanoma of the Foot

  • Morton`s Neuroma

  • Osteoarthritis of the Foot and Ankle

  • Pediatric Flatfoot

  • Pediatric Heel Pain

  • Peroneal Tendon Injuries

  • Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain

  • Plantar Wart (Verruca Plantaris)

  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction PTTD (Ankle Pain)

  • Puncture Wounds

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Foot and Ankle

  • Sesamoid Injuries in the Foot

  • Tailor's Bunion

  • Tarsal Coalition

  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Toe and Metatarsal Fractures

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