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Podiatry is a branch of medicine that specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of injury or diseases related lower limb and foot problems. It aims to significantly improve people’s quality of life by promoting and maintaining mobility. It is practiced by a Podiatric doctor, who is educated in treating lower limb and foot-related problems for all age groups. Podiatrists examine the feet, recommend the type of shoes to wear and correct walking patterns and balance. Podiatry services include Arch & Foot Pain, Bunions, Gout, Callus & Corn Removal, Heel Pain, Verrucae, Diabetic Foot Screen and Assessment, Fungal Infections e.g. athletes foot, Sports Podiatry, Kids Podiatry and Biomechanical Assessment for Orthotics. Orthotics are tailor-made insoles, padding and arch supports made from a mold of the patients’ feet, to help relieve arch or heel pain. The insoles help to correct deformity by realigning the foot and taking pressure off the vulnerable areas of the foot. Plaster casts and strappings help to correct deformities enable immobilization of foot and ankle fractures, sprains, or other injuries. Podiatry is practiced in a variety of settings including Private or Group Medical Practice, Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs), Hospitals and Extended Care Facilities, U.S. Public Health Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, Armed Forces, Municipal Health Departments, Health Professions Schools.