A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses. A podiatrist also renders care of sprains, fractures, infections, and injuries of the foot, ankle and heel. In addition to undergraduate medical school training, podiatrists also attend graduate school for a doctorate degree in podiatry. Podiatrists are required to take state and national exams, as well as be licensed by the state in which they practice.
Podiatrists treat problems such as heel pain, ankle instability, corns, calluses, infections, hammertoes, bunions, ingrown nails and extracorporeal. People with diabetes commonly suffer from foot ailments, and podiatrists are trained to treat such conditions.
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