Podiatry and podiatrist is the name of two distinct terms in general. Off in the world of foot pain, podiatry and chiropody are the two most associated words. Podiatry, chiropody also called, is a branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis, study,  and treatment of the ankle, human foot, and lower leg disorders, diseases and damages.

The term comes from Greek words meaning lice "foot" and meaning iatreia "to heal." Podiatry is also related to orthopedics, a branch of medicine involved to correct difficulties that involve the bones and joints of the skeletal system. A foot doctor in Baltimore MD is also called podiatry chiropodist or podiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the field of podiatry.

Becoming a podiatry podiatrist or practitioner includes obtaining an undergraduate degree by spending four years in an accredited school of podiatry for a continuous professional license then to obtain a doctoral degree.

To continue their education and knowledge in podiatry, a podiatrist participates in a postgraduate residency program at an approved hospital or university as an intern.

As a specialist in foot care, podiatrist studies and undergoes intensive training in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disorders in the foot and ankle areas with medical and surgical means. In a podiatry career, podiatry should have scientific aptitude, manual dexterity, interpersonal skills, and a friendly bedside manner, depending on the profession.

A podiatrist in Baltimore treats problems of the most common foot such as fungal and bacterial infections, dry skin condition, pain, calluses and calluses, corns, warts and ingrown nails, painful toe hammertoe, and lodging. To treat foot problems, podiatrists prescribe drugs and set fractures, physical therapy, and perform surgeries.