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What Do Podiatrists Do?

A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM) who is skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases involving the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. Podiatrists treat fractures, sports-related injuries, give physical therapy and occasionally perform small surgeries. Podiatrists are trained to prescribe and fit insoles, orthotics, casts and custom-made shoes. They also prescribe medicines, give sedation and anesthetics. Podiatrists complete four years of training in podiatric medical school and three years of hospital residency training. Podiatrists undergo rigorous training and can specialize in many fields, including surgery, sports medicine, wound care, pediatrics and diabetic care. Podiatrists can earn board certification by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Podiatric Medicine.

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