Podiatry deals with the biomechanics of the feet and lower limbs.
Podiatrists diagnose and treat problems of the feet, including:
- Bone and joint problems
- Neurological and Circulatory conditions
- Skin and nail problems
- Ingrown toenails
Podiatrists may manufacture and prescribe orthotics, which assist in stopping pressure lesions, deformity and pain in individuals that may have faulty foot biomechanics. Children's feet need special attention by a Podiatrist. Children can have specific problems with the mechanics of their feet, predisposing them to potential problems in later life. Talk to your LifeCare Podiatrist about minimising your child's foot problems.
Sports or athletic people place more pressure on their feet than normal day to day activities. Podiatrists can diagnose or treat injuries or pain. They may also be able to recommend appropriate footwear to prevent recurrence of any pain or injury.