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I have a foot health question? Do I ask podiatry or orthopedist?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
19 doctors agree

In brief: Either

Either should be able to help.
Because, orthopedists can take care of any body part from head to toe seek out one that specializes in foot and ankle. If they do they likely had fellowship training and would be able to answer any foot related question. Feet is what podiatrists specialize in - hence your answer is both.

In brief: Either

Either should be able to help.
Because, orthopedists can take care of any body part from head to toe seek out one that specializes in foot and ankle. If they do they likely had fellowship training and would be able to answer any foot related question. Feet is what podiatrists specialize in - hence your answer is both.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
18 doctors agree

In brief: Both Specialists

You can actually see either but if you choose an orthopedist, select one who has had a fellowship and practices on the feet and ankles as their primary practice.
Seek the advice of family and friends and ask your pcp. Websites to help you find a local doc: www.Apma.Org, www.Acfas.Org, www.Aaos.Org.

In brief: Both Specialists

You can actually see either but if you choose an orthopedist, select one who has had a fellowship and practices on the feet and ankles as their primary practice.
Seek the advice of family and friends and ask your pcp. Websites to help you find a local doc: www.Apma.Org, www.Acfas.Org, www.Aaos.Org.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
15 doctors agree

In brief: Either

Either will be able to help you.
If you decide to go with an orthopedist, seek one that specializes in the foot.

In brief: Either

Either will be able to help you.
If you decide to go with an orthopedist, seek one that specializes in the foot.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
13 doctors agree

In brief: Podiatrist

Podiatrist deal exclusively with foot and ankle problems.
Orthopedist can deal muscle/joint problems from head to toe. Most don't specialize in dealing with foot problems, but some may. If you want to see a podiatrist, visit apma.Org to find a foot specialist near you. Dr l.

In brief: Podiatrist

Podiatrist deal exclusively with foot and ankle problems.
Orthopedist can deal muscle/joint problems from head to toe. Most don't specialize in dealing with foot problems, but some may. If you want to see a podiatrist, visit apma.Org to find a foot specialist near you. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
Dr. David Laha
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Dr. Karl Mangold
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
13 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Podiatrists have a greater knowledge of foot and ankle specific problems, whereas orthopedists do the whole body, and generally have more experience with trauma and arthritic conditions.
If you have general foot health questions a podiatrist is probably the way to go.

In brief: Depends

Podiatrists have a greater knowledge of foot and ankle specific problems, whereas orthopedists do the whole body, and generally have more experience with trauma and arthritic conditions.
If you have general foot health questions a podiatrist is probably the way to go.
Dr. Karl Mangold
Dr. Karl Mangold
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Both

You can ask a podiatrist or a foot and ankle trained orthopod.

In brief: Both

You can ask a podiatrist or a foot and ankle trained orthopod.
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Either

Either can help, but podiatrists only treat foot and ankle issues.

In brief: Either

Either can help, but podiatrists only treat foot and ankle issues.
Dr. Rajeev Sehgal
Dr. Rajeev Sehgal
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably podiatrist

That is the specialty...feet. Ortho has a more broad scope

In brief: Probably podiatrist

That is the specialty...feet. Ortho has a more broad scope
Dr. Richard Taddeo
Dr. Richard Taddeo
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