Podiatrists treat a range of foot and lower limb concerns so today I will focus on what happens during a general treatment.
While a general treatment will vary from person to person, here are the guidelines as to what will normally occur:
· If you are a new patient, we will take a general medical history and discuss any problems you may be experiencing with your feet or legs. A basic neurological and vascular assessment will be performed with the results explained.
· We will then begin to cut and file your toenails, remove dry/hard skin (callus) and corns that you may have, buff the skin with a special file and apply one of our foot creams.
· If you have any issues such as ingrown toenails, cracked heels or fungal nails this will also be addressed during the consultation.
· Our experienced Podiatrist will provide you with a treatment plan and educate you on how to keep your feet in the best possible condition including home treatment options.
· We utilise a range of modern equipment and sterile instruments as your health and safety is our main priority. The appointment lasts approximately 30 minutes and we recommend regular treatments every 6-10 weeks to maintain good foot health, prevent future problems and address any concerns you may have.
· Things you may not realise your Podiatrist is assessing during your treatment: unusual moles/freckles, signs of fungal infections/rashes, circulation, lower limb biomechanical/gait issues and hip alignment, footwear assessment and more!
General Podiatry treatment is useful for those with mobility issues, impaired vision and those with foot issues such as fungal nails and ingrown toenails but is also suitable for people without these concerns. Podiatry treatment is suitable for all ages and conditions. We all need to treat our feet!
Your Foot Health is our Priority!