Understand the difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrist
Chiropodists and podiatrists deal with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the lower limb and are qualified to treat people with arthritis, diabetes, sport injuries, musculosketletal anomalies such as flat foot, high insteps, bunions and many more. Also, podiatrists can help you solve gait problems, and do minor operations such as nail surgery. They work with people of all ages but play a particularly important role in helping older people to stay mobile and, therefore, independent. In the UK there is no difference between the terms chiropodist and podiatrist. In many other English-speaking countries, however, only the term ‘podiatrist’ is employed and this refers to the fully-trained professional.