We do not give too much importance to our feet unless we experience pain and find it difficult to walk or move. A podiatrist can treat problems like bunion pain, ankle disorders and all type of problems related to your feet. Podiatrists are qualified medically to handle problems related to feet and ankles and they can also perform surgeries if required. Foot and ankle problems are the most common problems among the elders who often prefer to visit a podiatrist for instant solutions. Though foot and ankle problems often vanish with time, prolonged treatment in some cases is required.