Podiatry is all about maintaining and improving your mobility, alleviating pain, and improving your quality of life. This means diagnosing and managing foot and lower limb problems, checking the overall health of your feet, ensuring your shoes give you the right support, and giving your feet the TLC they deserve.
What does a Podiatrist do?
A Podiatrist is a specialist health professional trained in treating problems with feet and lower limbs. This includes infections, wounds, warts, corns, calluses, skin conditions, as well as structural issues with foot and leg posture. Podiatrists help patients achieve their goals, such as hiking a dream track or walking to work comfortably. Podiatrists also provide health education, teaching you how to care for your feet.
When should you see a Podiatrist?
If you’re experiencing pain or problems with your feet or lower limbs, a podiatrist is the perfect person to help.
At Merivale Podiatry, we know feet and we’re here to help. We offer professional and personalised treatment and management for:
- Calluses (hard skin)
- Painful corns
- Dry and cracked heels
- Discoloured or thickened toenails
- Fungal infections
- Ingrown toenails
- Hammer toes
- Flat feet
- Heel, arch & lower limb pain
- Tired, itchy and achy feet
Let’s be honest, these issues aren’t fun. Our podiatrists are experts in treating these problems and are dedicated to getting you back on your feet. We’ll work with you to develop a treatment plan for you, explain exactly what you need to do to get better, and follow up with you to keep your recovery on track.
What if I just want to check on the overall health of my feet?
Perhaps there’s nothing wrong with your feet, but you’d like a professional check-up to make sure your feet are in great shape. Our podiatrists can certainly help. We recommend everyone sees a podiatrist for a foot and lower limb health check-up once a year.
Can a podiatrist help me choose the right shoes?
Absolutely. Having a good pair of comfortable shoes prevents injuries and foot problems. If you’re buying new work boots, hiking boots, or office shoes come in and we’ll put them to the test. We know shoes, and we know feet! We’ll determine what your feet need in a shoe and work with you to find the best pair.
Our podiatrists have been treating and caring for feet for over a decade. We’d love to work with you to get that foot problem or new pair of shoes sorted.