What is a Podiatrist?
The word podiatrist originates from the two greek words "pod" meaning foot and "iatros" meaning healer.
You may have also heard the term Chiropodist which is also defined as "a specialist in the care of feet and foot disorders."
Where to find a Podiatrist?
Listed below are a series of links. To find a foot specialist click on a country or continent below and you will be directed to a list of professionals and/or their respective associations or registered professional organisations.
When choosing a Podiatrist...
A few extra tips...
Most foot doctors have areas of special interest. For example, my area of special interest is heel pain and heel spurs in my practice. For this reason it is worth asking your foot specialist what area they prefer to specialise in. Naturally, a foot specialist who prefers to specialise in the treatment of ingrown toe nails is the best person to treat your ingrown toe nails.
It has been estimated that the feet travel anywhere from 5000 to 12000 steps per day on average. This means your feet are your main form of transport. We only get one pair so it's worth looking after them.
WARNING : This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace professional podiatric advice. Treatment will vary between individuals depending upon your diagnosis and presenting complaint. An accurate diagnosis can only be made following personal consultation with a Podiatrist, your Doctor or your foot specialist.
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