Podiatry is the branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower leg.
A podiatrist is a medical doctor who specialises in the care of feet. Podiatrists are also known as foot and ankle surgeons.
Podiatrists treat many different conditions, including bunions, hammertoes, heel spurs, ingrown toenails, and athlete’s foot. They also treat problems caused by diabetes and arthritis.