What is a podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a foot doctorA podiatrist is a specialist for the feet and ankles. Your lower limbs are more complicated than you might think. Between them both, they contain a quarter of all the bones in your body, dozens of muscle pairs, tendons, ligaments, veins, and nerves, not to mention fatty cushioning and your skin. Your foot must be strong and stable enough to hold your entire bodyweight when you stand, and an even greater force when you walk or run. They must also be flexible and moveable enough to adjust to the surfaces underneath you and your movements. Numerous systemic diseases—like diabetes and peripheral artery disease—have side effects that involve your feet. 

Podiatrists spend 4 years of medical school specializing in the lower limbs. Then they attend a residency program where they receive additional training in surgery. There is no other medical provider that has more knowledge about the feet than podiatrists. If you’re looking for an experienced doctor to treat discomfort or weakness in your lower limbs, contact Podiatry Associates, P.C. in Castle Pines, Cherry Creek in Denver and Parker for an appointment or more information. You can reach us by calling (303) 805-5156 or visiting the website contact page.