What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), also known as a podiatric physician or surgeon. They can diagnose and treat conditions of the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg, and should be an important part of your health care team.
Your feet must last a lifetime, and most Americans log an amazing 75,000 miles on their feet by the time they reach age 50. Regular foot care can make sure your feet are up to the task. With proper detection, intervention and care, most foot and ankle problems can be lessened or prevented.
Below are some common causes of pain in the foot or ankle.
- Heel pain
- Corns and calluses
- Ingrown toenails
- Toenail fungus