When it comes to looking after your health, it’s easy to forget about your feet. But given you could walk about 128,000 km in your lifetime, healthy feet are an important part of your overall wellbeing. Foot problems can have a huge impact on your quality of life. If they occur, podiatrists can help.
What does a podiatrist do?
Podiatrists are experts in foot, ankle and lower limb health. They can help to prevent, diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions including:
- Ingrown toenails
- Heel and arch pain
- Skin problems – fungal
- corns and warts
- Balance issues
They can also treat foot problems that arise from underlying medical conditions such as diabetes and arthritis.
Our podiatrist’s at Body@boronia might recommend specific exercises, the use of custom-made inserts for your shoes, or medications to treat skin conditions.
Some podiatrists specialise in different areas of practice, including sports, children and workplace health.
Check our Podiatry page to find our more.
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