Step by step: The industry will benefit from the rising incidence of diabetes and aging US population

IBISWorld’s industry research report on Podiatrists provides up-to-date sales and market data, allowing you to identify the product and customer segments driving revenue growth. The report identifies the leading companies in the industry, and offers strategic analysis of the key factors influencing the market. Our data forecasts are accompanied by full analysis to illustrate how the market is responding to dominant and emerging trends.


Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Healthcare insurance providers recognized how vital preventive podiatry care is to lower diabetic patients’ healthcare costs
  • Many of those seeking foot care visit a general physician rather than, or prior to, a podiatrist
  • The industry will continue to move toward larger, group podiatry practices
  • Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the past five years, the Podiatrists industry stepped in the right direction thanks to the aging population and the rising prevalence of diabetes, which has caused more individuals to require foot care. Many healthcare insurance providers have recognized how vital preventive podiatry care is to lower diabetic patients' healthcare costs. While Americans have typically overlooked feet as an essential component in health and well-being, this trend is expected to change over the next five years in line with more healthcare providers stressing preventive care, including podiatry.

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    Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diseases

    In 2017, musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diseases account for an estimated 37.4% of total revenue. Patients that have musculoskeletal system diseases may have arthritis, or may be more prone to fractures, thus necessitating care from podiatrists. Overall, this segment refers to patients that have disorders of bone density and structure (e.g. osteoporosis), joint disorders (i.e. other disorders not related to bone density and structure issues), soft tissue disorders and disorders pertaining to the synovium (the tissue between the joint capsule and cavity of synovial joints) and tendon.

    Additional Insights for the Podiatrists Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Podiatrists Industry are

  • Development of a symbiotic relationship with another industry
  • Having a good reputation
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid and Total health expenditure in the Podiatrists industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Podiatrists Industry?

    This industry includes establishments of health practitioners who have the degree of DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine) and are primarily engaged in the independent practice of podiatry. These practitioners diagnose and treat diseases and deformities of the foot and operate private or group practices in their own offices or in the facilities of others, such as hospitals or other medical centers.

    Industry Products
    Infectious and parasitic diseases
    Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
    Circulatory system diseases
    Skin and subcutaneous tissue diseases
    Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diseases
    Merchandise sales
    Nervous system and sense organ diseases
    Industry Activities
    Operating doctors of podiatry (DPs) offices (e.g. centers and clinics)
    Operating foot specialist (podiatry) offices (e.g. centers and clinics)
    Operating podopediatrician offices (e.g. centers and clinics)

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Federal funding for Medicare and Medicaid
  • Total health expenditure
  • Median age of population
  • Number of physician visits
  • Per capita disposable income

  • Current Performance
  • Diabetes and demographics
  • Gaining a foothold
  • Consolidation and wages
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Demographic trends may lead to shortages
  • Healthcare reform
  • Table: Podiatrists Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Podiatrists Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Health & Medical Insurance
  • Primary Care Doctors
  • Specialist Doctors
  • Hospitals
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Brand Name Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Generic Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Medical Instrument & Supply Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Musculoskeletal system and connective tissue diseases
  • Skin and subcutaneous tissue diseases
  • Other
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
  • Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases
  • Merchandise sales
  • Circulatory system diseases
  • Nervous system and sense organ diseases
  • Chart: Podiatrists Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Private insurers
  • Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements
  • Other patient care revenue
  • Patients' out-of-pocket payments
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Podiatrists Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Podiatrists

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Podiatrists Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Podiatrists Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Podiatrists Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Number of people with private health insurance (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Diabetes Mellitus
  • A polygenic disease characterized by abnormally high glucose levels in the blood; any of several metabolic disorders marked by excessive urination and persistent thirst.
  • Health Maintenance Organizations (Hmo)
  • A form of health insurance that combines a range of coverage plans on a group basis.
  • Obesity
  • A medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have an adverse effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and increased health problems.
  • Orthotics
  • Shoe inserts that are intended to correct an abnormal or irregular walking pattern.
  • Popopediatrician
  • A physician that treats children's foot diseases.
  • Preferred Provider Organizations (Ppo)
  • Comprises physicians, hospitals or other providers that offer healthcare services at a reduced fee.
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