An orthopedist is a doctor who treats the musculoskeletal system. They treat any part of the human body, and can give injections, prescribe therapy and do surgical procedures.
A podiatrist is a doctor who treats all the systems of the feet and ankles. This means they can take care of nails, vascular issues, neurological problems as well as musculoskeletal issues all involving the feet. A podiatrist receives specific and intensive training in all foot and ankle related issues.
This specific and intensive training allows them to become experts in a wide and vast array of foot and ankle related issues. Being highly specialized also exposes podiatrists to often rare or uncommon issues that may affect the human foot.
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