WHAT IS A PODIATRIST?

WHAT IS A PODIATRIST?

 

PODIATRISTA podiatrist, or Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), is a professional who is trained in the treatment of injuries or issues concerning a person’s feet, ankles, or areas of the lower leg. When it comes to treatments, they have the ability to reset broken bones, prescribe drugs, request lab tests or x-rays, as well as perform surgery.

To become a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, one must complete 4 years of medical school, as well as 3 years of a residency where they gain real-world experience working at a hospital. After those two requirements are completed, some choose to gain further certifications by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) in areas such as surgery of the foot and ankle.

A podiatrist may be of help to you if you are experiencing pain or discomfort due to conditions such as hammertoes, bunions, arthritis, heel pain, ingrown toenails, corns, calluses, fungal nails, flat feet, plantar warts, or athlete’s foot, to name a few. They can also be useful if you are curious about maintaining general care for your feet, picking the correct shoe size, obtaining footwear inserts or orthotics, as well as suggesting stretches or exercises to help strengthen your feet.

If you’re experiencing any problems involving your feet, ankles, or lower leg areas, it is highly recommended that you consult with a podiatrist near you for a proper diagnosis and treatment regime.

A
Achilles Tendon
Ankle Pain
Ankle Sprains
Athlete's Foot
Arthritic Foot Pain
B
Bunions
C
Corns
D
Diabetic Foot Treatment
Diabetic Shoes
F
Flat Feet
Foot and Ankle Fracture
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Foot Orthotics
Foot Pain
Fungal Toenails
G
Geriatric Foot Care
H
Hammer Toes
Heel Spurs
Heel Pain
I
Ingrown Toenails
K
Keryflex™ Nail Restoration System
L
Lapiplasty® 3D Bunion Correction
M
MLS Laser Therapy
N
Neuromas
P
Plantar Fasciitis
N
Plantar Warts
S
Sports Medicine
W
What is Podiartist
Wound Care Treatment