Podiatry is the area of medicine that studies disorders affecting the feet, ankles and lower legs. Podiatry is recognized by pharmaceutical companies as an important investigational arena for medications and medical devices to improve foot health. The foot disorders can range from conditions like athlete’s foot, calluses, corns, and bunions to arthritis, fractures, nerve damage, and injuries to the feet, ankles and associated body parts. Through podiatry clinical studies, researchers gain knowledge about the various functions of foot and ankle and methods to treat various conditions associated with them.