Five Signs That You Should See A Podiatrist

Is there something worrying you about your feet? Maybe your ankles or knees? Well, rest assured… there is no need to live with any sort of discomfort with your feet… a Podiatrist can help!!

As university qualified health professionals that specialise in the lower limb, we are well-equipped to help keep you active and happy (our mantra around here at the clinic!). Podiatrists have a range of different skill sets and we thrive on the diversity of conditions that we can treat, such as musculo-skeletal pain and injury (Sports Podiatry), skin and nail issues (General Podiatry), the diabetic foot (High Risk Foot Care) or Paediatrics (children’s feet and the conditions that may contribute).

If you’re unsure whether a Podiatrist will be able to help you, read on…

Here are five signs that you should see a Podiatrist:

Sore, tired and aching feet
I know it may sound obvious that having sore feet is a reason to see a Podiatrist, but many people seem to just tolerate their sore feet until it getting to the point where the pain stops them from being active. Sore feet could potentially be an easy fix, with footwear advice, strengthening and addressing contributing factors. We have many tricks up our sleeves to address these contributing factors if required, such as orthotic therapy, shockwave therapy, myofascial dry-needling and more!

Heel pain
Heel pain is probably one of the most common things I see as a Podiatrist. This can be caused by a number of factors such as training error (too much too soon), BMI (being overweight), poor footwear, biomechanics (the way you walk/run). As a Podiatrist I have many tools at my disposal to help get you back on your feet.

Heel pain in children and adults usually differ. In both cases it’s best not to leave it undiagnosed for too long to prevent future complications.

If you’re living with diabetes
One of the complications of diabetes can be foot health. A Podiatrists role in the management of diabetes is to conduct annual neuro-vascular assessments testing the nerves and vascular supply of the feet and noting any changes. We will also be able to educate you on how best to prevent future complications and perform general skin and nail care.

Your child has been complaining about sore feet
Most of the time children should be pain free. If your child is active and their feet are preventing them from playing, it’s a sign that something isn’t quite right. A lot of the time this can be attributed to growing pains and an active lifestyle. However, there are children who may have an underlying systemic condition such as Juvenile Arthritis and need to be diagnosed so the appropriate treatment can be implemented. Other conditions, such as Severs or Osgood-Schlatter, are also commonly seen in children and we can help with strategies to manage this to ensure that your child can remain active.

Bony deformities such as bunions and hammertoes
It’s common to have bunions and hammertoes which can cause discomfort and pain. Sometimes these can be accompanied with osteoarthritis. Podiatrists are able to offload these areas and decrease your pain. Many people elect to have surgery for these conditions before even consulting a Podiatrist. Often surgery can cause more problems in the future so if it can be avoided, that is ideal. Your podiatrist will be able to identify if a surgical opinion is needed.

What our clients are saying about us

Bree BrittBree Britt
05:41 22 May 24
Mehar was fabulous! Not only was she warm, welcoming and funny, but professional and thorough.From the moment I walked in I felt well supported. She was able to identify what was going on, factoring in older ailments, and provide me with a treatment plan and options.Her focus was on sustainable changes and support moving forward, and I had a written plan and clear explanations and clarifications on everything. I never felt like she was encouraging me to need to come back unnecessarily.It took a few visits, and each time was met with the same warmth and professionalism. I got consistent progress and feel so much better now, even though it's a few months on from when I last saw her.It's very clear she is wonderful at what she does, thinks about the whole person and I would definitely recommend her to others considering needing podiatry support.
Rose StewartRose Stewart
02:32 14 May 24
The whole client therapist experience has been amazing. My Myotherapist provided me with a detailed plan to ensure my progress to meet my goals as well as addressing my issues of pain.Each follow up session is reviewed, discussed and any changes added/deleted or modified.The timely reminders and follow up from the clinic and experience with the Client Experience Officers have been always polite and friendly.
Patrick MonahanPatrick Monahan
00:37 13 May 24
Mehar Sandhu has been an absolute delight. She is very professional in her treatment and most personable and friendly to deal with.
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03:13 10 May 24
Ezyk ArtistEzyk Artist
00:07 19 Apr 24
I've been coming here exclusively since my first consultation. I've had constant shoulder and arm pain from my line of work; the exercises my physio, Carina provided are easy to remember, not time consuming and super effective!Bonus: the space feels super clean and calming - highly recommend coming here
Natasha KhongNatasha Khong
23:58 22 Mar 24
I had a great experience here. The gym was well equipped and the atmosphere of the clinic was amazing. I had Carina, who was very knowledgeable about my injury and helped construct a great solution plan! Her manner was beautiful and she had great energy. Definitely recommend!
Annabel ChandlerAnnabel Chandler
20:28 14 Mar 24
I’ve been seeing Talia for a few weeks now for treatment on my shoulder bursitis. From day 1 she was great! She explained everything about my condition to me and what she wanted to do which helped me visualise my own recovery. Could not recommend her enough.
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