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What To Know About Podiatrists? Key Facts

by Jill Hunter Podiatry Paediatrics
A podiatrist can treat all kinds of foot problems. Know some interesting facts about the podiatrist or foot care specialist.

A podiatrist is a person or an individual who mainly specializes in foot care treatment. In some cases, a podiatrist also treats ankles, lower limb conditions, foot nerve damage, ulcers, sports injuries. Nowadays, a podiatrist is in great demand in Perth. Podiatrists are highly trained & skilled in the field of podiatry. In this article, we are going to share with you some interesting facts about podiatrists.


What Does A Podiatrist Do?

A good & experienced podiatrist deals with a variety of foot problems & conditions. Some of them are mentioned below:

Foot injuries: Podiatrists mainly deal with several kinds of foot injuries including broken or fractured bones, strains & sprains, etc. They also treat different types of sport-related foot injuries such as stress fractures, ankle sprain, plantar fasciitis, heel spur, neuroma, etc.

Foot pain: Podiatrists in Perth also specialize in treating all kinds of heel & foot pain such as arthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, bunions, ingrown toenails, diabetic neuropathy, blisters, corns, etc.

Diabetic foot abnormalities:
Diabetic foot disorder is a common type of foot problem. Several types of diabetic foot disorders like chronic ulcers, infections, & diabetic neuropathy are easily treated by professional podiatrists in Perth.

Structural foot disorders:
Podiatrists in Perth also provide foot care treatments for all kinds of structural foot disorders including flat feet, hammertoe, athlete's foot, dermatosis, etc.

So, these are the conditions treated effectively by the podiatrists. Apart from that, they also specialize in treating different types of skin conditions such as corns, Plantar dermatosis, athlete's foot, etc.

What Are The Types Of Podiatrists?

As we know podiatrists are the foot care specialists, they can treat both minor & severe foot conditions. Some podiatrists also specialize in podiatric medicine like wound care, sports medicine, etc. Other specialties generally include orthotics, pediatric care, inflammatory & autoimmune conditions, circulatory food conditions, neurologic foot conditions, dermatology, diabetes, etc

How Do They Treat?

Podiatrists treat the foot problems in a proper way. Firstly, they diagnose the problem. Once they make the diagnosis, podiatrists recommend the proper treatment. The podiatrist generally works with a team or an assistant, based on the severity of the foot problem. A podiatrist mainly offers the following treatments:

  • Sets cracked or fractured bones
  • Prescribes medication like antibiotics, pain relievers, and antifungals
  • Suggests wearing proper footwear
  • Gives joint injections
  • Provides different types of orthotic devices such as insoles and braces

The importance of podiatrists is numerous. He or she can easily find out the actual cause of the foot problems. Good podiatrist in Perth always prescribes the right medicine to give you a pain-free life.

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About Jill Hunter Podiatry Innovator     Paediatrics

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