Podiatrists are experts in the health of toes, feet and ankles. They assist in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions like deformities, bunions, infections, warts, ingrown nails, heel and arch pain, skin problems, balance issues, sprains, walking misbalance. They help gait issues by recommending exercises, the use of shoe inserts (orthoses) and rehabilitation after foot surgery. They are valuable for people with chronic diseases, which affect foot health, including diabetes and arthritis. Podiatrists also advice suitable footwear to athletes and specific professions.