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Podiatry (foot medicine and surgery)


A podiatrist is a doctor who evaluates and treats foot problems. He or she also may prescribe medicine and perform surgery.

Care can range from treating foot or ankle injuries to helping people with diabetes avoid common foot-related complications.




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Source: MedTerms Medical Dictionary (

First published: 05/18/2006
Last updated: 07/25/2011

Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Health clinics