Looking for a podiatrist in San Diego?
Scripps Affiliated Medical Groups is your source for a list of San Diego’s most accredited foot health specialists. A podiatrist is a doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM) that specializes in the evaluation, maintenance, and treatment of conditions and diseases of the foot, ankle, and associated structures of the leg. Podiatrists may choose to specialize in a specific field, such as surgery, sports medicine, wound care, diabetic care, or pediatrics.
Podiatrists provide complete care for surgical and non-surgical problems of the foot, including disorders resulting from the foot’s structural formation, skin conditions, joint and mobility problems, and sports and work-related injuries. Some of the most common podiatric conditions or diseases include: arthritis, sprains, strains, fractures, heel pain, tendinitis, athlete’s foot, psoriasis, ingrown toenails, and neuromas.
With appropriate detection, intervention, and care, many foot and ankle conditions can be prevented or at least reduced. Common treatments include shoe inserts and prescription orthotics, physical therapy, and trigger point injections. More serious podiatric problems may require surgery. A podiatrist may work in a multidisciplinary team of specialists including primary care physicians, rehabilitation specialists, orthopaedic surgeons, rheumatologists, and other specialists in order to provide the best management and/or treatment plan depending on your foot condition. Podiatrists often treat workers’ compensation injuries.