- the care of the human foot, especially the diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders.
Origin of podiatry
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Used in podiatry, as an antiseptic, as a disinfectant and as an anesthetic.
A Fissure is a crack and in podiatry, has special reference to a condition found in the toeweb.
- another word for chiropody
Word Origin for podiatry
1914, formed from Greek pod-, stem of pous "foot" (see foot (n.)) + iatreia "healing," from iatros "physician" (see -iatric). An attempt to supplant chiropody (see chiropodist) and distance the practice from the popular impression of unskilled corn-cutters. The National Association of Chiropodists changed its name to American Podiatry Association in 1958. Related: Podiatric; podiatrist.
- The branch of medicine concerned with the diagnosis and medical, surgical, mechanical, physical, and adjunctive treatment of the diseases, injuries, and defects of the foot.chiropody podiatric medicine