Podiatry

What is Podiatry and How Can It Benefit You?

Podiatry is a specialised branch of healthcare that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of conditions affecting the feet and lower limbs. A podiatrist, also known as a foot and ankle specialist, is a qualified healthcare professional who assesses and manages a wide range of foot-related issues. Whether you’re experiencing foot pain, discomfort, or have specific concerns about your foot health, seeking podiatry care can be instrumental in restoring function and promoting overall well-being.

Our experienced team of podiatrists offers comprehensive foot and ankle care. We provide personalised treatment plans tailored to address your specific needs and concerns, ensuring optimal foot health and improved quality of life.

Podiatry

Symptoms That May Require Podiatry Intervention

Podiatrists can address various foot and lower limb conditions, providing relief from discomfort and enhancing mobility. If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms or conditions, it may be time to consult a podiatrist:

  1. Foot Pain: Persistent foot pain, whether it’s in the arches, heels, ball of the foot, or toes, should not be ignored. Podiatrists can diagnose and treat the underlying causes of foot pain, such as plantar fasciitis, bunions, Morton’s neuroma, or arthritis.
  2. Sports Injuries: Active individuals and athletes often encounter foot and ankle injuries, including sprains, strains, stress fractures, or Achilles tendonitis. Podiatrists can provide specialised care to promote healing, prevent further injuries, and optimise performance.
  3. Ingrown Toenails: Ingrown toenails can be painful and prone to infection. A podiatrist can safely and effectively manage ingrown toenails, providing relief and preventing complications.
  4. Foot Deformities: Conditions like bunions, hammertoes, or flat feet can cause pain and impact mobility. Podiatrists can offer conservative treatments or recommend surgical options, depending on the severity of the deformity.

Podiatrist at Braybrook Physio

Our podiatry services encompass a wide range of treatments and interventions to address various foot and ankle conditions. These may include:

  1. Foot Mobilisation Therapy: Foot mobilisation therapy is a non-invasive technique that aims to restore joint mobility and optimise foot function. It involves gentle manual manipulations to improve joint alignment, reduce pain, and enhance overall foot mechanics.
  2. Custom Orthotics: Custom orthotics are specially designed shoe inserts that provide support, stability, and alignment for the feet. Podiatrists can assess your foot mechanics and prescribe custom orthotics to address biomechanical issues and alleviate discomfort.
  3. Gait Analysis: Through gait analysis, podiatrists can evaluate your walking and running patterns to identify any abnormalities or imbalances. This analysis helps in diagnosing underlying issues and developing appropriate treatment plans.
  4. Foot Health Education: Our podiatrists are dedicated to empowering patients with knowledge and preventive strategies to maintain optimal foot health. They provide education on foot care, footwear selection, and self-management techniques to promote long-term well-being.
If you’re ready to prioritise your foot health and experience comprehensive podiatry care, look no further. Our dedicated team of experienced podiatrists is here to provide personalised and effective solutions for all your foot and ankle concerns. Don’t let foot pain or discomfort limit your daily activities. Take the next step towards healthy feet by scheduling your appointment today.