Podiatrists help prevent, diagnose, and treat conditions associated with the foot and ankle. It is common for patients to see a podiatrist for advice on how to look after their feet and to find out what type of shoes to suit their feet best. Arch and heel pain can be relieved, and your foot re-aligned, by using tailor-made insoles, padding and arch supports which are recommended by a podiatrist. Other foot-related problems seen by podiatrists include toenail problems such as thickened, discoloured, fungal or ingrown toenails, corns and calluses, verrucas, athlete’s foot, smelly feet, dry and cracked heels, flat feet and bunions.