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Podiatry Medicine

Even though Podiatrists are well known as "foot" doctor's, they are actually involved in many facets of the medical field. They specialize in orthopedics, geriatrics, pediatrics, sports medicine, surgery, and biomechanics with relation to problems affecting feet and ankles.

There is a growing demand for podiatrists. As Americans grow older (and rounder), the number of people suffering from foot and ankle-related mobility problems is increasing. Chronic conditions affecting foot health, including diabetes, obesity, and poor circuluation, are also leading to an increase number of foot-related conditions that require treatments provided by podiatrists.

As the demand for foot-related medical services increases, and currently practicing podiatrists retire, more positions will open and career opportunities arrise for podiatrists. Additional information about podiatric medicine careers can be obtained from the following organizations:

  • American Podiatric Medical Association
  • American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine
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