A local podiatrist is a medical professional who treats foot conditions as well as conditions of the ankle and lower leg. A local podiatrist treats patients with a variety of health conditions, whether they’re managing a chronic condition such as diabetes or arthritis or have developed bunions. They may order lab tests, reset fractures, do surgery and prescribe drugs. Depending on your foot condition, you may also benefit from working with a local physiotherapist. A local physiotherapist uses non-invasive techniques such as manual therapy, musculoskeletal ultrasound and rehabilitative ultrasound to treat patients. Your local family physician may work with your local physiotherapist to help you create a health and wellness plan for your situation.