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po·di·a·try

(pō-dī'ă-trē),
The specialty concerned with the diagnosis and/or medical, surgical, mechanical, physical, and adjunctive treatment of the diseases, injuries, and defects of the human foot.
[pod- + G. iatreia, medical treatment]

chiropody

/chi·rop·o·dy/ (ki-rop´ah-de) podiatry.

chiropody

(kĭ-rŏp′ə-dē, shĭ-)
n.

chi·rop′o·dist n.

chiropody

See podiatry.

podiatry

The field of healthcare dedicated to understanding the anatomy, mechanics and pathology of the foot, and the diagnosis and treatment of its diseases

chiropody

Podiatry, see there.

po·di·a·try

(pŏ-dī'ă-trē)
The health care specialty concerned with the diagnosis or medical, surgical, mechanical, physical, and adjunct treatment of the diseases, injuries, and defects of the human foot.
Synonym(s): chiropody, podiatric medicine.

chiropody

A specialty supplementary to medicine devoted to the care of the feet and the treatment of minor foot complaints such as ingrowing toenails, bunions, plantar warts, foot strain, flat feet and the care of the feet of diabetics. In the United States, chiropody is known as podiatry, the other half of the activity being, perhaps, left to manicurists. From the Greek cheir , hand, and podos , foot.

podiatry

the term that is now generally used to include chiropody, traditionally the practice of caring for the health, and treating disorders, of the feet. Now a paramedical profession responsible for the assessment, diagnosis and management of conditions of the feet and lower limbs. The input of podiatrists in sport is increasing with the greater understanding of the role of biomechanics of the lower limb in the prevention and treatment of injury. Biomechanical assessment may, for example, suggest the benefit of custom-made insoles to partially correct an abnormality. See also orthoses.

po·di·a·try

(pŏ-dī'ă-trē)
The health care specialty concerned with the human foot.
Synonym(s): chiropody.
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