GENERAL PODIATRY

General podiatry refers to common general treatment of callous, corns, warts, ingrown toenails, skin conditions, fungal nails, tinea, cracked heels and advice on any other problem pertaining to the Foot, Ankle or Lower Limb. Don't be afraid to ask about any foot problems you may be concerned about. We also provide general podiatric care for the Department of Veterans Affair's War Veterans. All are welcome for their total Foot Health Care and Shoe Assessment.

ORTHOTIC THERAPY / SHOE INSERTS

Orthotics have seen some 'GREAT SUCCESS' in reducing 'FOOT PAIN'. Orthotics are custom made shoe inserts which assist in realigning foot imbalances. Some people are born with a congenital variation in their foot and leg structure or have aquired it as a result of disease. An example of a congenital variation is the 'flat foot' or 'high arch' foot type. An example of a disease process that affects the structure of the foot is 'Rheumatoid arthritis' or 'Diabetes'. These are just a few examples of the many mechanical defects that cause enormous discomfort for some people. The good news is the foot can be actively controlled succesfully by orthotic therapy (shoe inserts). There are different types of orthotics and we need to find out what is right for you! Our podiatrist will conduct a detailed biomechanical assessment and work out the perfect solution for your foot problem. Your feet will be cast in plaster so we can make a unique model of your feet for manufacturing your orthotics. The orthotic device fits inside your shoewear and will help to redirect the feet into a more correct position and therefore assists in reducing pressure and distribute weight more evenly under your feet.

SPORTS AND PODIATRY

Most sports involve walking, running, standing or jumping which places more physical demand on our body than the normal day to day activities. Our podiatrist can assess you for any biomechanical abnormalities in the feet that may cause an injury. It is very important to make sure the body's connection to the ground is in good working order before starting a sporting programme. A common cause of sporting injuries is 'Pronation' of the feet. Pronation can lead to undue stress on the lower limbs leading to injury and giving rise to ankle, knee or lower back pain. Our podiatrist can give you vital information on orthotic therapy to correct 'pronation' in conjunction with a stretching programme and advice on proper footwear.

PODIATRY AND CHILDREN

If you are concerned about your childs feet seek a Podiatrist!! Podiatrist's are fully trained to deal with children's feet problems. Some common problems that may concern parents are in-toeing, tripping, flat feet, leg pain, unusual walking or running. It is important to have your child's feet correctly assessed as abnormal pronation could contribute to foot, leg and postural problems later on in life. Our Podiatrist is very experienced with children and is skilled in all aspects of childrens foot problems. We have a child friendly surgery to put your child at ease.

PODIATRY AND NAIL SURGERY

Podiatrists in Australia are educated to a competant level in 'local anaesthesia administration' and performing 'minor surgical procedures' on toenails. This procedure involves either a partial removal or complete removal of the nail plate. Ingrown toenails can be very painful and cause ongoing infections and therefore limit activity, inhibit work or interfere with sport. Before surgery our podiatrist will assess and recommend conservative treatment options to help you decide. Surgery maybe the best option when an ingrown toenail repeatedly gets infected and is continually painful. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic via injection into the toe to numb the area. A 'Partial Nail Avulsion '(known as a PNA or nail root and matrix resection ) is classified as a minor nail procedure which aims to permanently remove the ingrown nail. Our podiatrist is very experienced in this procedure and will be happy to talk to you about any concerns. Drop by for an informative Pamphlet on nail surgery.

PODIATRY AND DIABETES

Podiatrists play an important role in caring for the diabetic foot.
What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a condition in which there is too much glucose in the blood due to the body not producing insulin or not using insulin properly. There is two types of Diabetes.

Type1 Diabetes. (insulin dependent) Type one usually affects children or young adults and requires daily insulin injections

Type 2 Diabetes. (non-insulin dependent) Type 2 usually affects people over the age of 40 years and is controlled by diet. Treatment may progress to tablets or insulin injections at some stage. If Diabetes is not controlled properly complications may set in. Complications include increased risk of heart disease and stroke, blindness, kidney failure and limb amputation. How diabetes can affect your feet. If diabetes is poorly controlled for a long time it can lead to blood vessel and nerve damage to the feet. Foot problems account for much of the morbidity, amputations and hospitalisations in people with Diabetes. If care is not taken the 'High Risk' patient will be at risk of ulceration of legs and feet with possible serious consequences such as limb amputation. Our highly trained podiatrist is a professional member of 'Diabetes Australia' and has experience treating and educating diabetic patients. It is important to take this disease seriously so why not drop in for a foot screening check to identify if you are at risk of foot complications. We have some important information you can take home to help you on your way to good 'foot care' habits.

PODIATRY AND AGEING

As we get older we may develop some foot problems. Mobility is important for the older patient. As we get older foot structure and skin integrity may change. Our feet tend to spread and loose fatty padding that cushion our feet with age. The feet can 'mirror' our health. Dry skin , brittle nails ,burning and tingling sensations, discolouration, cold feet and numbness can indicate some form of disease. Regular visits to see our podiatrist is very important to prevent foot problems, alleviate pain and help keep you mobile. Our podiatrist will give you some important health tips to keep you on your feet.

REFLEXOLOGY

This is a short list of some of the common problems associated with podiatry that can be treated successfully at the surgery

Achilles Tendonitis
Heel Pain
Heel Spurs
Cracked Heels
Child Foot Problems
Arch Pain
Bunions
Hallux Valgus
Hallux Limitus
Arthritic Feet
Toe Deformities
Skin and Nail Infections
Fungal Nails
Ingrown Nails

Tinea Pedis
Knock Knees
Plantar Warts
Flat Feet
Smelly Feet
Forfoot Pain
Morton's Neuroma
Stress Fracture
Metatarsalgia
Bursitis
Ankle Sprain
Shin Splints
Diabetic Care

 

LINKS

 


Foot Disorders and podiarty Resources

Footcare Publications and Brochures

Australian Podiatry Council

Epodiatry

NSW Podiatry Association

Diabetes Australia

Diabetes Australia - NSW

Amputation Prevention Resource Centre

Australian Physiotherapy Association

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