Podiatrists, or Doctors of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), are medical doctors who specialize in treating and diagnosing conditions related to the foot, ankle, and lower leg. You might see a podiatrist for an ankle x-ray, diabetic foot care, or help with an ingrown toenail. Podiatrists who receive advanced training in surgery can perform foot and ankle surgery to treat injury or infection. Some podiatrists receive further training in sports medicine, allowing them to treat lower leg injuries sustained on the field.
Podiatrists can also help with aches and pain related to aging. For example, older patients might see a podiatrist to get custom orthotics (shoe inserts).
If you're experiencing pain or discomfort anywhere below the knee, a podiatrist can help. A board-certified podiatrist will be able to diagnose and treat conditions in the lower leg that you're experiencing. If necessary, they may even refer you to an orthopedic clinic for further treatment.
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