Podiatrists are trained to treat many conditions affecting the feet by a variety of medical, physical, electrical and surgical treatments.
Most podiatrists spend much of their time treating problems such as corns, callouses, misshapen nails and general disorders of the skin. These types of conditions are routinely treated at Gosnells Podiatry & Orthotics.
People with diabetes often seek treatment with podiatrists. Diabetes can affect the sensation and circulation to the lower limbs and feet making them more susceptible to foot problems. The podiatrists at our clinics can assess and monitor the lower limbs for early detection of any problems.
Another significant area of expertise is in the diagnoses and treatment of gait and growth related problems. Flat feet, bunions, hammer toes, heel spur pain and many general aches and pains of the feet can readily be treated at our clinics. Remember it is not normal to have aching or tired legs and feet. Many problems are related to poor foot motion or incorrect foot posture and can readily be treated.
Regular nail and skin care
Whether you have thick nails, callouses or corns, dry skin, or simply have trouble reaching your feet these problems can be treated quickly, painlessly and much more thoroughly than you can do yourself at home.
Using specialist instruments and other assorted gadgets your painful feet can be transformed into your best asset.
Remember no problem is too big, too small or trivial to treat.
Diabetic foot Assessment
Diabetes can affect your feet by damaging the nerves which impairs sensation in your feet, often leaving them numb and unable to detect even minor injuries such as scratches or insect bites. This can lead to infection and permanent damage.
Diabetes can lead to poor circulation to your feet, causing even minor injuries to take a long time to heal and may progress to chronic conditions such as ulcers.
An annual or even 6 monthly thorough foot assessment is vital to help detect any changes to the health of your feet.
Many of changes can happen very slowly and you may not be aware of them.
A copy of your Diabetic Foot Assessment will be sent to your GP or medical specialist to keep them up to date on the health of your feet.
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Foot orthotics are custom made foot supports designed to support and re- align your feet to overcome excessive foot motion and to better distribute pressure over the entire foot surface.
Orthotics can be made from firm durable materials for maximum support or when required from soft cushioning material when additional comfort is required.
Foot orthotics are routinely used to treat a wide variety of painful conditions including
- Heel Spurs
- Plantar Fascitis
- Painful bunions
- Arthritic foot pain
- Shin soreness
- Achilles tendon pain
- Flat Feet
- Excessive callous and corns to the soles