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.
Podiatry (foot medicine and surgery)
Caring for your feet when you have diabetes
Reflexology (foot massage)
Allina Health clinics: Podiatry (foot medicine) services
Mercy Hospital: Podiatric residency program
Unity Hospital: Podiatric residency program
First published: 05/18/2006
Last updated: 07/25/2011
Reviewed by: Steven Bergeson, MD, medical director of quality, Allina Medical Clinic