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What is podiatry?

A Podiatrist is a health professional who deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs.

The conditions podiatrists treat include those resulting from bone and joint disorders such as arthritis and soft-tissue and muscular pathologies as well as neurological and circulatory diseases.

Podiatrists are also able to diagnose and treat any complications of the above which affect the lower limb, including skin and nail disorders, corns, callouses and ingrown toenails. Foot injuries and infections gained through sport or other activities are also diagnosed and treated by podiatrists.

What conditions can a podiatrist help with?

  • sporting or occupational injuries

  • flat feet

  • chilblains

  • corns and callus

  • thick toenails

  • warts

  • achilles pain

  • diabetes foot screening

  • shin splints

  • heel pain (children and adults)

  • bunions

  • general foot care

  • knee pain

  • ankle pain

  • children's "growing pains"

  • foot odour

  • tinea (athletes foot)

  • stress fractures

  • tired and aching feet

  • pigeon toes

  • foot ulcer management

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