Podiatry Defined – What is a Podiatrist

Definition: Podiatry is the treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM, not an M.D. or a D.O., the more traditional types of “doctors”) and can perform treatments and surgeries on the foot and ankle.Treatments range from non-invasive shoe inserts and orthotics and preventative diabetic foot care to surgical procedures.
Also Known As: foot doctor, feet doctor, podiatric, podiatrist
Examples:

Jane began to see a podiatrist after she was diagnosed with heel spurs.

Article source: http://surgery.about.com/od/glossaryofsurgicalterms/g/Podiatry.htm

 

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