Podiatry or podiatric medicine is a branch of medicine devoted to the study of diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity. Podiatric Surgery is the surgical treatment of the foot and its associated structures. It is carried out by a Podiatric Surgeon.
Common podiatric problems include:
- hallux valgus (bunion surgery)
- hammer, mallet and claw toes
- foot arthritis
- plantar corns
- neuromas (enlarged nerves)
- plantar fasciitis (inflammation of connective tissue)