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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:

  1. Have severe pain or swelling.
  2. Have an open wound or a wound that is oozing pus.
  3. 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)
  4. 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:

  • Arthritis.
  • Bunions.
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcers.
  • Diabetic Foot Care, Infection Management, and Amputation Prevention.
  • Foot Deformities.
  • Hammer Toe.
  • Heel and Arch Pain/Plantar Fasciitis/Achilles Tendinitis.