Often misunderstood health specialists, podiatrists are the lower limb health experts. They treat problems and conditions associated with the lower limbs, diagnosing the cause through a variety of assessments. From the most superficial fungal toenails to complex foot pain and plantar fasciitis, a podiatrist can assist with your battle against a variety of foot issues.

According to the Australian Podiatry Association, podiatry can positively change the lives of 1 in 5 Australians who suffer from foot pain. In fact, if you can answer ‘yes’ to any of the following questions, you would likely benefit from a podiatry appointment.

  • Do you have tricky, tough nails to cut?
  • Is there hard skin under your feet or between your toes?
  • Do you have cracked heels?
  • Do you suffer from diabetes?
  • Do your nails show any discolouration (either yellow, white or green), indicating a possible fungal infection?
  • Are your nails curved or do you feel pain down the sides of your nails? Are you prone to ingrown toenails? Do the bedsheets hurt them?

Many patients see a podiatrist for regular foot care, requiring assistance with trimming their curved or thickened fungal toenails, as well as the removal of their calluses and corns. This can all be done pain free!

In relation to patients suffering from diabetes, as such, these patients have a very high risk of foot complications which can lead to amputation if left untreated. The increase in blood glucose levels can detrimentally affect the blood supply, nerve conduction and joints in your feet. Delayed healing and peripheral neuropathy of your feet are the most common symptoms that increase your risk status. In order to prevent further complications, you need to remain educated and continue to monitor the condition’s progression. Therefore, if you have diabetes, it is important for you to undergo regular podiatry care and diabetic foot assessments.

At Fix Your Feet Podiatry, we can assist you with all these foot related issues. Nothing is too gross or too stinky for us (we’ve seen it all!) So book an appointment and we can fix your feet today!

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