What does a podiatrists do ?

What does a podiatrist do?

To become a podiatrist you must study a 3-year degree before you can start treating patients. Podiatrists have been trained to diagnose and treat all lower limb, feet abnormalities, knees and hip conditions. The focus during training is on helping to prevent or correct different kinds of deformity and pain and to help to keep people mobile, active and pain free.

Many people have heard about us but do not have a clear indication on what we do. people with foot injuries are unsure on who to turn to for help or where to go, most people will turn to their gp’s for help, or go to the nearest hospital. But you should see a podiatrist, they work with all ages including, children, adults, and the elderly. Most of the time that foot pain is left untreated or undiagnosed there can be further problems or complications.

Now that we are called podiatrists (before we were chiropodists) we can divide treatments that we do into:

Podiatry 

  • Tendon problems and ligament damage
  • Joint and bone injuries, including fractures.
  • Inflammation of skin muscle and tendons
  • Sports Injuries
  • Improve foot function and joint mobilisation.
  • Reduce pain
  • Flat feet
  • Knee and hip pain

Chiropody treatments:

  • Removal of Corns and calluses build up.
  • Fungal nail infections treatment
  • Verruca’s
  • In growing toenails and nail surgery
  • Infected toenails
  • Nail cutting and general foot care.

If you are having any problems with your feet, and unsure on what the problem is, make sure you turn to a podiatrist for help today.

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