When it comes to specific treatments of the foot and ankle, a general orthopedist may not be the best choice. General orthopedists are less likely to have training focused on the foot and ankle and better trained at managing hips, knees and shoulders. A podiatrist
or an orthopedist who specializes in the foot or ankle will be able to provide you with the best solution and results for your specific condition. Podiatrists are highly trained and specialized physicians and surgeons focusing on the foot and ankle.