Podiatry treatment and foot care

Walking is the best medicine and regular podiatry treatment from our friendly podiatrists at our Melbourne foot clinic is essential to treating and preventing foot problems. Your feet are vitally important to your overall health and well being. With age it becomes harder to look after your own feet, cutting the nails is often a challenge, and you will most likely encounter some sort of foot problem along the journey. Small problems like corn and calluses can often turn into big problems like ulcers and infections if neglected. The ageing and senior population is at higher risk as circulation and healing decreases with age.

Our podiatrists specialise in general foot care. We can diagnose, treat and prevent common foot problems affecting seniors, adults and children. Good quality foot care from our podiatrists will help keep you on your feet and help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

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Skin problems treated at Melbourne Podiatrists

There are many skin conditions that can affect the feet. These include calluses and corns which can cause pain when walking. Tinea or “athlete’s foot” is another common skin condition of the foot that often gets overlooked. Below is list of some common skin problems affecting the feet seen by our podiatrists at our Melbourne foot clinic. If you are suffering from a skin problem affecting the feet it is important to seek early consultation with a podiatrist for correct diagnosis and treatment.

Our Melbourne podiatry team provide care for skin conditions such as:

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Nail problems treated at Melbourne podiatrists

There are many nail conditions that can affect the feet. These include thickened nails, ingrown nails and fungal nails. Some are the result of trauma whilst others are the result of poor nail cutting and poor foot hygiene. Below is list of some common nail problems affecting the feet seen by our podiatrists at our Melbourne foot clinic. If you are suffering from a nail problem affecting the feet it is important to see a podiatrist for correct diagnosis and treatment. Early podiatry intervention can often help prevent more serious nail problems developing.

Our Melbourne podiatrists provide care for nail conditions such as:

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The hidden danger of nail salons

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The dangers of nails salons and pedicures are a much debated topic. At Melbourne Podiatrists & Orthotics we have no problem with patients visiting a nail salon to have their nails painted. However caution should be exercised if you are having your nails cut or if any other sharp tools are being used on your feet, the main issue being sterilisation of instruments.

Unlike podiatry, which is a regulated profession with instruments required to be sterilised to strict Australian health care standards, most nail salons are unregulated and have no strict standards regarding sterilisation. This means that most nail salons will be using instruments like nail clippers that are not fully sterilised. This can potentially lead to a greater risk of cross infection, developing fungal nail infections and even more serious blood borne infections if your skin is cut accidentally.

Podiatrists are university trained and the best people to diagnose and treat foot problems. They should be the only people to use a scalpel or sharp instrument on your feet if you want to avoid cross infections.

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Orthotics and general foot care

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Orthotics help improve foot function. A lot of skin and nail problems are caused by trauma and excess pressure. When your foot functions poorly or excessively pronates or rolls in this can put increased pressure on certain areas of the skin and nail, leading to problems. Orthotics can be prescribed by our podiatrists following gait analysis to help improve your foot function and gait. This can help redistribute pressure and harmful forces, reducing problems such as corns, callus, thickened nails and ingrown toenails.

At our Melbourne clinic our podiatrists guarantee you accurate custom orthotics through our 100% comfort guarantee.

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Do Your Feet Need Podiatry Care?

The podiatrists at our Melbourne clinic can diagnose and treat all skin and nail problems affecting the feet. Regular podiatry treatments can help prevent foot problems and keep you mobile on your feet, leading to better health.

If your feet require the care of a friendly general podiatrist, children’s podiatrist or sports podiatrist in Melbourne contact us today.