Podiatry is a branch of medicine that studies disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg structures. Problems with the foot or ankle can affect your quality of life and day-to-day mobility. A podiatrist diagnoses and treats a wide variety of conditions, including common concerns like athlete’s foot and more complex issues such as peripheral neuropathy. These doctors also work closely with other specialists when a problem affects the lower leg or feet.
Some of the conditions podiatrists treat include: