The feet and ankles are parts of the human body that are both complex and widely used. They can also experience their share of problems due to their heavy usage. However, those with foot and ankle disorders may have difficulty in deciding whether to seek treatment from a podiatrist or an orthopedist.
In recent years, due to changes and struggles within the American healthcare system, many physicians are joining large, hospital-owned medical groups. These corporate medical giants have hospitals, physicians of all varieties, surgeons, surgery rooms, therapists and more, to provide every aspect of healthcare to a large number of patients.