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Podiatry is a field of medicine that focuses on preventing, diagnosing, and treating conditions associated with the foot and ankle by medical, surgical or other means.
Your feet are used to take baby steps, to walk and to run. No matter what your age, having healthy feet is an important part of good health.
Too often, people think that foot pain is normal. It is not. If you have foot pain, you should see a podiatrist to determine the problem and how to fix it.
Podiatrists are highly trained medical specialists who focus specifically on the foot and ankle. Their area of expertise includes diagnosis, treatment and helping you to keep your feet in a healthy condition. Podiatrists treat patients of all ages in all health care settings. Our active lifestyles, an ageing population and an anticipated increase in the number of Canadians developing diabetes have increased the demand for podiatric services.