What Podiatrists Do
Diagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the human foot.
Other Job Titles Podiatrists May Have
Doctor Podiatric Medicine (DPM), Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM), Foot and Ankle Surgeon, Podiatric Physician, Podiatric Surgeon, Podiatrist
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include Surgically treat conditions such as corns, calluses, ingrown nails, tumors, shortened tendons, bunions, cysts, or abscesses. Diagnose diseases and deformities of the foot using medical histories, physical examinations, x-rays, and laboratory test results. Prescribe medications, corrective devices, physical therapy, or surgery. Advise patients about treatments and foot care techniques necessary for prevention of future problems. Treat bone, muscle, and joint disorders affecting the feet and ankles. See More
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