Why See a Podiatrist?
We spend a lot of time on our feet, and our lower limbs play an important role in the mobility and balance of our body as well as our overall health and wellbeing. So, it’s important to consider our feet and lower limbs as we invest in our overall health and wellness.
Podiatrists treat feet, ankles and lower limbs. We are able to diagnose and treat conditions of the lower limbs that can arise in all age groups and from all kinds of activities. Good podiatric care is important throughout all stages of life.
There are many common associations we have with podiatry, such as skin and nail problems, flat feet or high arches and care for growing kids, elderly feet and injuries. Podiatry can assist with many other issues including discomfort in knees, hips or the lower back that originates further down the body, care for people with diabetes and arthritis and general footwear education.
Growing up is hard, and kids put a lot more pressure on their lower limbs than most as they grow, develop and play. Podiatric assessment can help identify biomechanical or gait issues as kids grow, and is particularly important if your child is experiencing discomfort, mobility issues or if you have a family history of lower limb problems.
Australia is a very active country, and we are more and more aware of the role that strength and fitness plays in our overall wellbeing. This is awesome! It also means that our lower limbs are under great pressure to perform and are in need of love. Sports podiatry can help care for active feet and ensure that you stay injury-free and perform at your best.
As we age and our feet and lower limbs become increasingly high-mileage, we can experience issues with mobility, balance and discomfort. Podiatric care for the elderly is about maintaining and promoting quality of life by increasing mobility, balance and stability, reducing discomfort and managing systemic diseases such as arthritis.
Finally, one of the most important things we can provide as podiatrists is education. We provide our patients with personalised advice about footwear, skin and nail care, stretching and strengthening exercises and fall prevention.