Podiatry involves the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the foot, ankle, lower limb and its associated structures.
It encompasses both conservative care for existing complaints, and corrective management for acute and chronic conditions. Podiatrists are also specialist’s in biomechanical assessment’s of the foot and lower limb. Our Podiatrists use Gait Scan as part of their assessment and can prescribe Orthotics to treat a wide range of conditions.
What does a Podiatrist do?
Podiatrists are healthcare professionals who have been trained to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs.
They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections.
They can give you and your family advice on how to look after your feet and what type of shoes to wear.
One key area Podiatrists specialise in is the management of Diabetes related Ulcers and Wounds, as well as assessng blood supply and sensation to the lower limb.
What Conditions Do We Treat?
• Toenail problems such as; thickened toenails, fungal nail infections or ingrown toenails
• Corns and Calluses
• Athlete’s foot
• Foot/Heel pain
• Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis
• Sports injuries