OK, I’m looking for recommendations, not really medical advice. However, I know we have several medical types who might be able to provide insight.
I have bum ankles, I have for years. Every so often, one or the other (usually the left) ankle decides to go plooey (it’s a technical term) on me and causes me to have to wear some sort of ankle brace for a couple of days and deal with all the various (minor) inconveniences that causes.
At one point, a previous PCP stated that the problem with my ankles was related to my arch problems, and if I wore some sort of arch supports, it would help my ankles. I’ve been wearing OTC orthotics since. It does seem to help, but it doesn’t fix it all the time.
So, the question is this (TL;DR): if I want to get focused attention on my bum ankles, should I be going to an orthopedic physician, or a podiatrist? My thought is that, since it’s related to my feet, the podiatrist would be the better choice, but I don’t know if that is actually logical.
Any advice is appreciated.