A podiatrist is a Foot Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), known also as a podiatric physician or…
Who is a foot doctor?
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A podiatrist is a Foot Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), known also as a podiatric physician or surgeon, qualified by their education and training to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg.
When do you see a foot Doctor?
Seek immediate medical attention if you:
- Have severe pain or swelling.
- Have an open wound or a wound that is oozing pus.
- Have signs of infection, such as redness, warmth and tenderness in the affected area or you have a fever over 100 F (37.8 C)
- Are unable to walk or put weight on your foot.
Do I need a podiatrist or an orthopedist?
While podiatrists and orthopedic surgeons treat many of the same conditions, their training is very different. A podiatrist is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) with specialized training to treat disorders of the foot and ankle. Typically, they have the following formal education: Four years of undergraduate school.
What ailments does a Pediatrist treat?
Podiatrists at Boston Medical Center have experience treating all major foot and ankle disorders including:
- Diabetic Foot Ulcers.
- Diabetic Foot Care, Infection Management, and Amputation Prevention.
- Foot Deformities.
- Hammer Toe.
- Heel and Arch Pain/Plantar Fasciitis/Achilles Tendinitis.