Let’s talk about Podiatric Medicine.
Podiatrists – medical specialists who help diagnose and treat conditions of the foot & ankle. Podiatrists are some of the most hardworking, dedicated and amicable group of professionals that devote their lives to restoring proper health to the lower extremities.
Are They Doctors?
Yes, Podiatrists are doctors, but they don’t go to a traditional M.D. school. Instead, they attend their own specialized schools, like optometry school or dental school. After four years of Podiatry Medical School, they attain a D.P.M. or Doctor of Podiatric Medicine, instead of an M.D. (medical doctor).
Podiatrists are capable of treating so much: they treat conditions of the skin, nails, muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, nerves, etc. In a world where we are constantly in motion, we rely heavily on our feet to get us to our destination, we need specialized doctors to treat them.
What Is Their Education & Training?
Foot health is a very serious matter. In addition to taking care of your feet, you should also consider podiatric medicine as a legitimate medical profession you can step into; it certainly changed our lives, and I know it could do the same for you!
Conditions D.P.M.’s Treat?
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles Tendon Injuries
- Ankle Sprains
- Bone Fractures of Foot & Ankle
- Nail Pathology
- Skin conditions
- Bunion Deformity
- Hammertoe Deformity
- Pediatric Injuries
- Wound Care