This encompasses the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of common foot and ankle conditions such as bunions, corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, and plantar warts.
Podiatrists specializing in orthopedic podiatry deal with musculoskeletal issues of the foot and ankle. They diagnose and treat conditions like flat feet, high arches, fractures, sprains, and tendonitis.
Surgical podiatrists perform a wide range of foot and ankle surgeries, including corrective procedures for deformities like bunions and hammertoes, as well as more complex surgeries like ankle reconstruction.
Pediatric podiatrists specialize in the unique foot and ankle conditions and developmental issues seen in children. They treat conditions like flat feet, in-toeing, and congenital deformities.
Given the high risk of foot complications in diabetes, specialists in diabetic foot care focus on preventing and managing issues like diabetic neuropathy, foot ulcers, and infections to prevent amputations.
Geriatric podiatrists cater to the foot care needs of the elderly. They address age-related issues like arthritis, reduced circulation, and skin problems that affect the feet.
Podiatrists specializing in wound care are trained to manage complex wounds on the feet and lower extremities. They play a crucial role in preventing infections and promoting healing, particularly in diabetic patients.
Vascular podiatrists assess and treat circulatory issues affecting the feet and lower legs. They work to improve blood flow and prevent complications related to poor circulation.
Specialists in this area focus on the study of how the feet and lower limbs function during movement. They often design orthotic devices to correct gait abnormalities and relieve pain.
Podiatrists in this field diagnose and treat various skin conditions affecting the feet, such as fungal infections, dermatitis, and psoriasis.