A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM). Podiatrists are the most qualified doctors to care for your feet. They complete four years of training in a podiatric medical school and at least 2 years of hospital residency training.
Podiatrists diagnose and treat conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. Conditions such as heel pain, forefoot pain/neuroma, bunions and hammertoes, skin conditions such as athlete’s foot, fungal nails, painful corns and calluses can all be treated by your podiatrist. Podiatrists are also experts at making custom molded orthotics and custom diabetic foot beds. They can help with just about any condition that affects the foot and are a vital member of your health care team.