Podiatry (from Greek ποδο-, podo: ‘foot’, and -λογία, -logía, ‘estudio’) is a branch of medicine that aims to study, diagnose and treat diseases and disorders that affect the foot . The podiatrist is a qualified specialist, through his years of studies and training, for the diagnosis and treatment of various conditions of the foot and ankle. Professional podiatrists have extensive knowledge in the fields of human anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, lower limb biomechanics, radiology, pharmacology, general medicine and surgery.
Podiatry includes the following aspects:
– Promotion of integral health.
– Prevention of foot disorders and deformities.
– Give response through diagnostic techniques and appropriate treatments.