podiatry

diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of conditions of your feet, ankles and lower leg. They will identify and address problems with the way you walk and some common problems we encounter in people with a neurological condition such as in-grown toenail, foot drop, and spasticity in muscles of the toes, foot and ankle.
Additionally, they can also give you advice on athletic footwear and help with occupational health and safety issues, since some occupations involve people standing on hard surfaces for long periods of time, they are likely to cause foot problems.

Improved Mobility For You

Podiatry can help to improve your mobility and independence through the prevention and management of foot problems.
The conditions that a podiatrist will treat can include bone and joint disorders, muscular problems and neurological or circulatory diseases.
A podiatrist will not just look at your foot, but they will carry out a bio-mechanical assessment to see how your gait can be impacting other parts of your body, such as your hips.

When should I see a podiatrist?

If you notice any irregularities in your feet or how they feel, then you should visit a podiatrist. Symptoms could include:

  • Pain or tenderness
  • Cracked toenails
  • Numbness or burning
  • Ulcers or sores
  • Odor
  • Growths