No your treatment is not expected to be different as we hope a good outcome is expected in both cases. Podiatric specialists are able to use all their basic training as a podiatrist as well as advanced training in foot surgery. Podiatric surgeons will not suggest surgery without a medical consultation if your medical health is not stable. There are conditions that I would suggest you see an orthopaedic surgeon for if this is in your best interest. At Spire Little Aston Hospital I work closely with orthopaedic colleagues.