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A 33-year-old female asked:

I'm having ankle pain and no injury. my foot is turning when i walk and i'm walking on side of foot. do i see a gp, orthopedist, or podiatrist.

5 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Chimenti
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
Any: Your gp is a good place to start. If they don't know what the problem is, then you will be sent to an orthopedist or podiatrist.
Dr. Robert Duggan
Podiatry 37 years experience
Which doctor: Any of the doctors you listed can give you a good answer. Podiatrists see foot complaints all day long and i would suggest that they will give the most information.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
Ankle Pain: Sorry to hear that. Depending on insurance, you'll have to check whether you need a referral to see a specialist. Seeing your general practitioner/pcp/primary is always a good place to start. They will then help you determine whether to see a orthopedist or podiatrist. Good luck, i hope this helped.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Ankle: You sould see someone asap walking on outside of foot can cause further damage to what ever is the cause. X-ray likely to make sure no dislocation and MRI too. Best of luck to you.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Have it evaluated.: See your primary physician and get the appropriate referrals. Both a podiatrist and a foot and ankle orthopedist can help you out.

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