Five ways to avoid an emergency podiatrist appointment
28 March 2022
Your feet take a lot of punishment every day — they have to take your weight so you can stay upright and move around. Your podiatrist can help when things go wrong, but there are plenty of ways you can look after your feet to stop problems from arising in the first place.
Many foot problems arise from inadequate cleaning or drying. You should make sure you wash your feet every day with soap and water and should take special care to dry them properly, especially between the toes.
What Is Supination and How Can Orthotics Help?
23 July 2021
If you suffer from foot supination (also known as underpronation), you could benefit from an orthotic. Few people have perfect feet, but if you have foot, knee, and hip pain when you walk, you need correction. Supination is not as common as overpronation. You may need to see a podiatrist for diagnosis and treatment. Here is more information about supination, its difference from overpronation, and ways orthotics may help.
What Is Supination?
Having a Better Understanding of Diabetic Podiatrists
27 November 2019
Before understanding what a diabetic podiatrist does, you should first be able to differentiate between an orthopaedics and a podiatrist.
Orthopaedics are specialists who handle conditions of the bones and joints of your entire body and might have more skills than podiatrists. Podiatrists mostly handle problems related to your feet and ankles. The majority of orthopaedics can handle surgery, but not all podiatrists can.
Podiatrists have different specialisations; for example, you can come across a sports podiatrist, diabetic podiatrist, neuro-podiatrist, dermatological podiatrist, etc.
How Can a Podiatrist Help You Manage Claw Toe Pain?
13 May 2019
If one of your toes is curling inwards, then you may have some discomfort or even pain. This condition, known as claw toe, can make walking difficult. Even at rest, the toe and other parts of your foot may hurt.
While some claw toes are fixed with surgery, not all toes get to this stage. If surgery isn't an option, then seeing a podiatrist should help.
What can a podiatrist do for you?