Podiatrists are experts in all aspects of the foot. They are highly skilled health professionals trained in preventing, diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating abnormal foot, ankle and lower limb conditions.
Foot health is particularly important for people with diabetes as their condition may reduce blood and nerve supplies to their feet, which may result in foot injuries not healing rapidly. It is recommended to have a foot health check every six months for people with diabetes.
Podiatrists can help you with many foot health problems including:
- Diabetic foot care assessments
- Corns, callouses and dry and cracked skin
- Toenail surgery – ingrown , fungal and damaged toenails
- Foot pain – in heels arches, and toes
- Wound and ulcer treatment
- Biomechanics and orthotics / insole therapy
- Routine nail care and medical pedicure
- Skin and nail fungal infections
- Plantar warts and verrucae
- Sports related foot issues
- Children’s feet; in-toeing, out-toeing and flat feet
- Pronated and supinated feet; flat feet and high arched feet