A podiatrist, DPM, is a doctor of podiatric medicine. Podiatrist is the only health care professional whose total training focuses on the foot, ankle and related body systems.
As a specialist in foot care, the podiatrist receives extensive training in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of foot and ankle disorders by medical and surgical means. After obtaining an undergraduate degree, the podiatric doctor spends four years in a college of podiatric medicine to obtain a doctorate degree.
Podiatrists provide treatment for common foot conditions:
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Diabetes-related foot conditions
- Fungal infections
- Heel Pain
- Ingrown Toenails
- Limb Length Discrepancy
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Severs Disease