Podiatrists diagnose and treat both common and more rare skin and nail pathologies of the feet.
Podiatrists play an important role in maintaining the mobility of many elderly and disabled people. This is achieved through the ongoing monitoring of foot health, in particular of those with circulation problems and diabetes.
Podiatrists are recognised as important members of the health care team in preventing and managing lower limb complications for those living with diabetes.*
A basic area of foot care undertaken by podiatrists is the treatment of various acute and chronic nail conditions, the treatment of which depends on the pathology. Podiatrists have specific instrumentation for painless and effective treatment of these conditions. For example, the surgical correction of chronically ingrown tow nails under local anaesthesia is a common podiatric procedure
If you suffer from pain in your feet, ankles, heels or legs then a podiatry test may help determine a suitable solution for you. You may also visit the podiatrist for General Foot Care, Wart and Papilloma treatment, sports podiatry, dry-needling or In-grown Toenail Surgery.
Podiatry is available at the Eastbrooke Health Centres in Blacktown, Belmont, Carlton, Essendon North and Niddrie. If you would like more information or would like to make a booking with a podiatry clinic, please contact your preferred Eastbrooke centre.
*source Australian Podiatry Association