A podiatrist specialises in treating problems with and injuries to the feet, ankles, legs and knees, as well as optimising their function.
A podiatrist can assess, diagnose and treat foot and lower limb pathologies. These problems may include:
- Skin and nail disorders like ingrown toenails, fungal infections, corns, cracked heels and more
- Complication associated with medical conditions affecting the feet like arthritis & diabetes
- Gait disorders or problems with walking, running and posture
- Muscle, tendon, ligament, joint and bone injuries – from overuse that leads to painful inflammation, tears in the muscle, fractures and inflammation of the joints