What do Podiatrists do?

Podiatry is a specialist area of healthcare, allied to medicine, which involves care and maintenance of foot and lower limb conditions.

A podiatrist's primary aim is to improve the mobility, independence and quality of life for their patients.

  • They work with lots of people including doctors, physiotherapists and nurses
  • They treat lots of different people including children, the elderly and sportsmen and women
  • They use all sorts of hi-tech equipment to help them find out what is causing patients foot problem
  • They can perform minor operations on peoples feet and they can train to do Podiatric Surgery

Listed below are some of the most common conditions which a Podiatrist would treat, but five things you might not have realised they treated are; 

  • Sports injuries
  • Diabetes
  • Hypermobility
  • Lower back pain
  • Knee pain
Abnormal walking patterns Aching feet Aching legs   
Ankle pain Arch pain Arthritis  
Athletes foot Blisters Bunions  
Bursitis Calluses Claw toes  
Corns Cracked heels Flat feet  
Hyperpronation Fungal nails Fungus  
Growing pains Hammer toes Heel pain  
Heel spurs High arched feet Hip pain  
Infections Ingrown toe nails Intoe gait  
Metatarsalgia Neuromas Numbness  
Out-toe gait Planter fasciitis Planter fasciosos  
Planter fasciopathy Posterior tendinopathy Posterior tibial tendinitis  
Posterior tibial tedinosis Server's disease Shin pain  
Shin splints Sprains Spurs  
Strains Stree fractures


Trauma Tripping Planter warts