Going to a foot clinic is where you get specialist attention for ankle, foot and lower leg care and treatment. With the help of a podiatrist Thornbury you can get faster pain relief and back to your usual activities.
Some common concerns a podiatrist might see
Here are just some of the issues a foot clinic can help with.
- Ankle twists and sprains
- Corns and calluses
- Heel spurs
- Ingrown toenails
- Plantar fasciitis
- High arches or flat feet
- Stress fractures
- Shin splints
- Soft tissue masses
- Skin rashes
- Morton’s neuroma
- Gout issues
- Fungal and bacterial infections
- Conditions that affect areas which require injections such as tendons, nerves, fascia and ligaments
What you might see at a podiatrist clinic
When you go to see a foot specialist they will obviously examine the area, ask about the symptoms, get a medical history and assess the issue. They may do other testing as well. Then they will come up with a treatment plan, and management plan and talk to you about things you can do to manage a chronic condition or avoid the injury and so on. Tests with an expert in podiatry Northcote might include bone scans, MRIs, hands-on orthopedic tests, x-rays, ultrasounds, computed tomography and such.
Treatments you might see
The kind of treatment approach to be taken when you visit a podiatrist Thornbury depends on your condition or problem and your general health and what other medications you might be on and so on. It might include special shoes, just simple rest, heel cups, injections, supports for your arches, massage, cushions, or even surgery. Orthotics or arch supports can help with several concerns, not just flat feet. You wear a special insole in your regular shoes and can help ease pain, control abnormal function in the feet, and more. While you can get over the counter options, something custmoised to you condition and sizing is going to have a much better impact. It is important to also note that in most cases surgery is the last option when other treatment methods have been tried and have not worked, or when a condition is so serious it is the only option.
Rehabilition is offered too
Another thing you can go to a foot clinic for is rehabilition for those areas, the feet, ankles and lower legs. If you had surgery and now need rehabilitation this can be a part of the healing along with seeing a physical therapist. You might need to see each separately, or you might have a specialist that has a physical therapist on site.
Finding a clinic
To find a podiatry Thornbury based clinic or one close to you, just look online, in a phonebook or in local papers. You might also know someone who has a specialist they see. You should also talk to your doctor so they are aware of any health concerns you have. Often they can refer you to a specialist if it is needed.