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A Alaska podiatrist, often called a foot doctor, is a physician dedicated to the care and treatment of the human foot, ankle, and related body systems.
Alaska podiatrists treat
corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, bunions, cysts, heel spurs, plantar
fasciitis, bone disorders, arch problems, ankle
and foot injuries, deformities, infections, and foot complaints associated
with diseases such as diabetes. To treat these problems, podiatrists prescribe
drugs, order physical therapy, set fractures, and perform surgery. They also correct deformities, and design custom-made shoes
and corrective inserts called orthotics. AK Podiatrists may also
diagnose and treat tumors, ulcers, fractures, skin and nail diseases, and
correct or remedy such problems as clawtoes, hammertoes, fractures, ruptured
Achilles or other ligaments and tendons.
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A Alaska podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), also known as a foot doctor, podiatric physician, or podiatric surgeon. Alaska podiatrists are physicians, and are uniquely qualified among medical professionals to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg based on their education, training and experience.
Podiatrists treat corns, calluses, ingrown toenails, bunions, heel spurs, and arch problems; ankle and foot injuries, deformities, and infections; and foot complaints associated with diseases such as diabetes. To treat these problems, podiatrists prescribe drugs, order physical therapy, set fractures, and perform surgery. They also fit corrective inserts called orthotics, design plaster casts and strappings to correct deformities, and design custom-made shoes.1
Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis and
treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg. Within the field of
podiatry, podiatric physicians can focus on many different specialty areas,
including surgery, sports medicine, biomechanics, geriatrics, pediatrics,
orthopedics, or primary care. 2
1 Podiatrists Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor
2 About Podiatry Article on American Podiatric Medical Association, Inc. Website
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