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The branch of medicine that focusses on the study, diagnosis, and treatment (both medical and surgical) of disorders of the ankle, foot, and lower extremity is known as podiatry. A doctor who specialises in the field of podiatry is known as a podiatrist.
Who is a podiatrist?
A podiatrist or a podiatric physician is a doctor specialized in the treatment (both medical and surgical) of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity. They are also involved in the prevention and correction of deformities.
What do Podiatrists do?
Podiatrists diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They are also trained to treat infections, correct deformities of feet, and can also help relieve pain.
How to consult a podiatrist online?
To consult a podiatrist online, click on the ‘Online Doctor Consultation’ section on the Apollo 24/7 app or website. Then type ‘Podiatry’ in the search bar to find a list of podiatrists, along with their consultation timings. Choose one that suits your requirements and click on the ‘Consult’ button to book an appointment with a podiatrist.
Does a podiatrist treat all kinds of feet and lower limbs-related problems?
Yes, podiatrists treat all kinds of limbs and feet problems and disorders. They are able to diagnose and treat any condition affecting the bones, joints, skin, muscles, connective tissues, nerves, and circulation of lower limbs.
When should I consult a podiatrist?
You must consult a podiatrist if you experience joint and ankle pain, heel pain, stubborn ingrown nails, and have a sprain that requires a foot surgery.
What do we call a podiatrist in simple words?
Podiatrists are simply known as ‘podiatric physicians’ or ‘foot and ankle doctors’ as they diagnose and treat foot, ankle, and lower leg problems.
Can I consult with a podiatry doctor anytime?
Yes, on Apollo 24/7, you can consult podiatrists anytime. Our podiatrists are available round-the-clock for online consultations. Just pick your preferred slot and book a consultation.
How do I choose the best podiatry doctors in India?
Apollo 24/7 has the best podiatrists in India who are available round-the-clock to offer you an online consultation. All our doctors are highly-qualified and experienced to ensure that all your health conditions related to the foot and ankle are taken care of.
Does video consultation available with all podiatrists?
Yes, all podiatrists on the 24/7 platform offer video call consultations.
What are some of the conditions that podiatrists treat?
Some of the conditions that podiatrists treat are diabetic foot ulcers, foot deformities, bunions, hammertoes, nail infections, arthritis, heel and arch pain, neuromas, and fractures and sprains of the foot/ankle.
Do podiatrists perform surgeries?
Yes, podiatrists are trained to perform surgeries of the foot and ankle, if needed. Some of the foot disorders for which podiatrists perform surgeries are plantar fasciitis, ingrown toenails, corns, calluses, and foot ulcer.
How is a podiatrist and orthopaedist different?
Podiatrists are specialised in treating disorders of the foot and the ankle. Orthopaedists, on the other hand, are specialist to treat disorders of the entire musculoskeletal system and not just the foot and ankle.
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