Specialist Podiatry Services Available At Our Rose Bay Clinic
With over twenty years of experience, talk with TheFootDoctor about what specialist podiatry services we can offer for you today.
This clinic also caters for sportspeople and their foot problems. Most sports involve walking, running, standing or jumping which places more physical demand on our body than normal day to day activities, especially joints of the legs, ankles and feet. Our podiatrist can assess you for biomechanical abnormalities in the lower limb that may hold you back from your best performance.
Podiatry and Orthotic Therapy
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 acquired 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. Our clinic realises the importance of educating persons on their diabetes condition to take good care for their feet to prevent any further complications.
Podiatry And Nail Surgery
Podiatrists are educated and trained to a very high standard to perform Nail surgery. This can be in the form of a partial nail avulsion or full nail removal. Administration of local anaesthetic will be given to the patient to perform the minor surgical procedure. This is a substance that will induce insensitivity to pain (numb the area) to allow the podiatrist to carry out the surgical procedure. Our Head podiatrist has performed many successful minor surgery procedures to remove painful ingrown nails over the years. We are happy to talk about your concerns.
Podiatry And Diabetes
Podiatrists play a very important role in caring for the diabetic foot. We are the number one practitioner that cares for your feet.
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 producing enough insulin properly. There are two types of Diabetes.
Type 1: Diabetes (Insulin Dependent)
Type 1 Diabetes usually affects children or young adults and requires daily insulin injections
Type 2 Diabetes (Non-insulin Dependent)
Type 2 Diabetes 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.