Podiatrist is a highly trained professionals in the care of the foot and ankle. Podiatrists are concerned with the examination, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of foot ailments by biomechanical, surgical and other treatment modalities.
Podiatrists are often called upon by other physicians and health care professionals for consultation and treatment of foot problems which can be experienced by everyone from children to seniors.
Examination of children’s feet is an integral part of podiatry. Frequently, children have structural imbalances of the feet that may go unrecognized and can lead to other deformities and imbalances within the skeletal system. When detected early, these imbalances of the feet, some of which are related to the bone structure, are treated so that a sturdier foundation can be provided for the later years.