Got Foot Pain? Call a Podiatrist
A podiatrist is a doctor who specializes in problems involving feet and ankles. You'll probably visit a podiatrist if you have foot pain or foot-related diseases, like diabetes.
When to See a Podiatrist
Although a family practitioner may be a reasonable choice to treat some common foot conditions, your primary care doctor may refer you to a podiatrist.
Because several serious conditions such as diabetes and peripheral arterial disease can show up first in your feet, a podiatrist who spots a more widespread disease may recommend that you see an internist or other doctor to treat this underlying problem.