Podiatrists, also known as doctors of podiatric medicine (DPMs), diagnose and treat disorders, diseases, and injuries of the foot and lower leg.
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.
The foot may be the first area to show signs of serious conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease. Podiatrists consult with and refer patients to other health practitioners when they detect symptoms of these disorders.
Division of Podiatry
5401 Old Court Road
Randallstown, MD 21133