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What is a Podiatrist/Doctor of Podiatric Medicine?

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A podiatrist, or Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), is a professional who is trained in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries or issues of the foot and ankle. Podiatrists prescribe drugs, take and read x-rays on-site, as well as perform surgery.

To become a podiatrist, one must complete a bachelor’s degree, take the MCAT exam, then complete 4 years of podiatric medical school, as well as a 2 or 3 -year residency. During the residency, training and experience are gained while working at a clinic, hospital, and/or surgery center. After those requirements are completed, some choose to gain further certifications by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine (ABPM) in areas such as surgery of the foot and ankle.

A podiatrist may be of help to you if you are experiencing pain or discomfort due to conditions such as hammertoes, bunions, arthritis, heel pain, ingrown toenails, corns, calluses, fungal nails, flat feet, plantar warts, or athlete’s foot, diabetic foot ulcers, to name a few. He/she can maintain general care for your feet, provide custom foot orthotics, take and read x-rays, prescribe medicine, as well as suggest stretches or exercises to help relieve pain in your feet, ankles, and legs. When conservative treatment is not providing adequate relief, a podiatrist can also offer surgical options to correct your problem.

If you’re experiencing any problems involving your feet or ankles, it is highly recommended that you consult with a podiatrist near you for a proper diagnosis and treatment regime.

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