All Podiatrists are licensed and capable of performing foot surgery. They have five or more years of focused education and are the only health care professionals with four years of lower extremity biomechanics training, making them highly trained to correct deformities, cure arthritic joints and heal broken bones, sprained ligaments and foot tumors when surgery becomes necessary. The foot, like the hand, requires small instruments and fine techniques but in addition, unlike the hand, the foot must return to shoes, walking and the deforming forces of gravity after surgery. A foot specialist, whose career and training only involves feet, is where your feet belong when it comes to foot surgery. Using high tech diagnostic and treatment instruments and machines, Podiatry offers the most advanced surgical care available in offices, surgicenters and hospital environments. Ingrown toenails, biopsies, wart care and invasive procedures for wounds, poor circulation and neuropathy round out the surgical menu at most Podiatry offices. If you need Foot Surgery, a Podiatry opinion should be high on your list of options.