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