Callus, corns and bunions can all be carefully removed and emollient and/or protective padding can be applied, while advice on how to delay or prevent re-occurrence will also be provided.
Advice will be given if needed regarding the treatment of any fungal infections or inflammatory conditions.
Nail cutting and nail conditions
Nails can be cleaned, cut and filed while general foot and nail care advice will be provided.
Thickened nails can be treated and made thinner so that the nail can be more manageable and comfortable.
Any in-growing nail edges will be carefully cut and filed and all nail particles will be carefully removed.
In case of persisting in-grown nails, you will be advised nail surgery procedures to be carried out in a clinic.
Gait & Posture
The foot is an important recipient of the postural tonic system, and often aches and pains in your feet can be caused by poor posture.
Through gait and posture analysis, podiatrists can identify conditions that may require management or further referral. Among the treatments provided are posture correction and tailored orthotics, with both active and passive techniques. Expert advice can be provided regarding footwear, and it is a good idea to show your walking shoes to the podiatrist during your appointment.
As part of a team for complex conditions
In addition to dealing with all the diseases that can affect the feet and legs, podiatrists cooperate synergistically with other healthcare professionals including Doctors, nurses and Physiotherapists in the the treatment of conditions such as diabetes, trauma and injuries, neurological conditions, vascular diseases, post-surgical rehabilitation and other disorders.
Other conditions treated:
Knee pain, Hip and back pain, Metatarsalgia, Heel pain, plantar fascitis, Achilles tendonitis, Shin splints, Morten’s Neuroma,Osgood-Schlatters Disease, Sesamoiditis, Stress fractures, Ankle and Ligamentous instability, Arthritis, Flat or high arched feet, Hallux valgus, Sever’s Disease