People who have orthopedic conditions may benefit from working with a local pedorthist, a health care provider who treats patients with conditions of the lower legs, feet and ankle. A local podiatrist provides the same foot health services as a local pedorthist, but also treats conditions of the skin and nails. Some of the orthopedic conditions a local pedorthist can support include a high ankle strain, Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammertoes, diabetes-related foot conditions such as diabetic neuropathy, sports injuries such as cycling injuries and blisters. A local pedorthist can fit people with pedorthic devices such as supportive orthotics and bracing and recommend shoe modifications. A local pedorthist can explain the difference between over-the-counter orthotics and custom orthotics. Your local pedorthist can work with your health care team as needed, including your local occupational therapist, family physician, podiatrist, cardiologist, registered dietitian or endocrinologist. From foot osteoarthritis to overpronation, a local pedorthist can help you improve mobility and comfort.