If you have an inflammatory condition such as arthritis or gout, you may benefit from seeing a local podiatrist. If you have an inflammatory condition, you will benefit from working with a local rheumatologist, but there are a number of other healthcare providers who can help, including a local podiatrist. A local podiatrist is a doctor who has taken specialized training in treating conditions of the feet, ankle and lower leg. They may work with patients who have a wide range of conditions, including diabetes (which can lead to different diabetes-related foot complications), bunions, chronic pain and fibromyalgia. People with inflammatory conditions including psoriatic arthritis, pseudogout, systemic lupus erythematosus and giant cell arteritis may benefit from working with a local podiatrist to manage their condition. Gout is another inflammatory condition that affects the big toe, so a local podiatrist can help. Whether you have a chronic condition or a leg length discrepancy, if you think you could benefit from working with a local podiatrist in addition to a local rheumatologist, start by talking to your local family physician.