Podiatry


Specialty of Orthopaedic surgery

Podiatry is a medical specialty that deals with the study of diseases and disorders that affect the feet. The professionals in this area are responsible for diagnosing and treating various diseases and deformities through podiatry therapeutic techniques. The most common treatment include: correction of pathologies such as bunions or hallux valgus, hammer toes, metatarsalgia, etc; specialized treatments, such as dermatological treatments (fungus, for example), the study of the feet for the preparation of orthotics insoles. Besides, podiatry comprises different areas: podiatric surgery, foot biomechanics, pharmacology, orthotic podiatry, chiropody, preventive podiatry, rheumatic podiatry, paediatric podiatry, sports podiatry, geriatric foot care and work podiatry./div>
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