Can a Podiatrist Remove Dead Skin?

Beautiful female feet

Dead skin at the bottom of the foot is something you might not want to think about, but letting it build-up over the years can lead to a situation that only professional medical assistance can deal with. So when you need to have dead skin on your heels dealt with, where should you go to have it treated? Can a … Read More

Do Podiatrists Cut Toenails?

Podiatrist treating toenail fungus.

Podiatrists are the specialist doctors to see for patients who require specialized diagnosis and treatment for pains and conditions related to the lower legs and foot. This includes diabetic issues, bunions, Achilles tendonitis, heel spur, arthritis of the foot, and many other ankle and foot conditions. But one question we often get is whether podiatrists also help patients cut their … Read More

How Do Podiatrists Remove Cracked Heels?

Before after feet care concept, female foot, cracked heels

There are plenty of articles describing home remedies that anyone can try out for their cracked feet – pumice stone treatment, lotions, and soaking them in water every morning and night. And while these home remedies might work great for mild conditions of cracked heels, or cracked heels that are just beginning to develop, they do nothing for cracked heels … Read More

What Does a Podiatrist Do?

Podiatrist using special grinding equipment.

We see doctors all our lives, so we’re generally pretty familiar with the role of general doctors and when and why it is necessary to see them. But for most people, doctors that specialize in certain areas aren’t as commonly visited. One medical specialty that many people aren’t familiar with is podiatry. So what is a podiatrist and what do … Read More

What’s the Difference Between a Podiatrist and a Chiropodist?

The doctor-podiatrist does an examination of the patient's foot

When patients need specialized foot and ankle care, doctors generally recommend that they see a podiatrist. Podiatry is the focused branch of medicine that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of foot problems and conditions related to the lower legs. Podiatrists treat everything from bunions to infected toenails, and patients are guaranteed to receive the best answer for their foot … Read More