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Podiatrists prevent, diagnose and treat disorders of the feet.

Fun facts

  • Very Strong Future Growth
  • NA Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 64% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 60% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by podiatrists. A few are listed below:

  • examining patients' feet to determine the nature and extent of conditions, deformities and injuries
  • examining and treating foot disabilities caused by diseases such as diabetes, peripheral vascular disorders, rheumatoid arthritis and other neuropathies
  • prescribing and arranging the fabrication of footwear to correct foot abnormalities
  • performing minor surgery to remove and improve abnormal conditions
  • prescribing and fitting replaceable pads, palliative and functional supports and other devices for the protection and correction of foot abnormalities
  • advising patients about continued treatment and foot care
  • may provide rehabilitation services to the physically handicapped
  • may refer patients to or have patients referred from Medical Practitioners

Specific occupations

  • Podiatrist
  • Podiatric Surgeon