is the profession of health sciences that deals with the examination,
diagnosis, and treatment of conditions and functions of the human
foot by medical and surgical methods.
diseases are often first manifested by symptoms in the feet, the
podiatrist is frequently called upon to point out a patient's
possible affliction with other disorders, among them, diabetes,
arthritis, and circulatory problems.
The podiatrist is also trained to recognize and correct congenital
malformations of the foot in infants.