Podiatric Medicine is a unique medical specialty that combines clinical and surgical care. Physicians specializing in podiatric medicine are the only doctors to receive specialized medical and surgical training and board certification in the care of the lower extremity.
It is a very rewarding and progressive career option for those aspiring to work in the field of medicine and surgery. Podiatric physicians are devoted to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of foot and ankle disorders, diseases, and injuries. They are the only health professionals who exclusively specialize in this area—and it’s a field ingrowing demand. In Pakistan and world over, there are continuously rising cases of aging population seeking special care because of chronic conditions that impact mobility, such as diabetes.
The field of Podiatric Medicine offers a lot of diversity – it is way beyond just looking at the anatomy of the foot and ankle. It incorporates every subject you can imagine – Sports medicine, Diabetic wound care, Dermatology, Radiology, Biomechanics, Pediatrics, Surgery, Research, Teaching, etc.
Podiatrists are able to work in a variety of settings including private practices, clinics, hospitals and educational environments. It offers a work–life balance with the choice of having a more rigorous schedule if you so choose.
Pakistan has a growing demand for podiatrists because of surging cases of diabetes and people seeking care for diabetic foot anomalies. It is indeed are warding career both in terms of monetary benefits and career progression.