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Podiatry

The Podiatry Clinic at Sengkang General Hospital (SKH) offers assessment and treatment for a variety of foot problems and lower limb conditions. Our team of podiatrists provide a comprehensive range of treatment to improve mobility by early intervention. We believe that prompt diagnosis, early intervention and prevention are essential for the care and treatment of your feet.

Our practice is dedicated to providing quality foot and ankle care to all ages of patients. We provide a full range of podiatric medical care including both conservative and surgical therapies.


This includes the management of diabetic foot, biomechanical and dermatological conditions. The Department of Podiatry also works closely with orthopaedic, vascular surgery and medicine departments.

We spend quality time with each patient in order to better understand their foot care needs, and to recommend the best course of treatment. We work closely with primary care physicians and other specialists to ensure the most effective treatment plan. Our gentle and caring professional podiatrists place patient’s comfort and needs first.


Our Clinical Services

Musculoskeletal and Gait Pathologies

Podiatry service can provide a detailed biomechanical examination and gait analysis to identify abnormalities in foot function during standing, walking and non-weight-bearing conditions and offer treatment options to manage the foot pain.  

Orthoses

Orthoses, otherwise known as insoles or orthotics, are devices worn inside a shoe to help manage a patient's foot condition. Orthoses are made for patients who require functional control of their foot condition or accommodative support to maintain the foot in an optimum posture and reduce or prevent foot pain.  

Lower Limb Ulcer Management

People can develop foot ulcers because of various reasons, largely due to abnormal foot structure, a lack of blood supply and/or and the loss of pain sensation in the feet. The department works closely with vascular and orthopaedic department in managing the wounds. In addition, a thorough understanding of wound management allows us to advise patients on the most appropriate wound management.  

Routine Foot Care (Skin and Nail Care)

The department can diagnose and provide treatment for symptomatic or persistent skin and nail conditions of the foot – such as corns, calluses etc.

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Podiatry Conditions We Treat


 

Podiatry Treatments Offered


  • Diabetic foot wound care management
  • Biomechanical foot assessment
  • Orthoses Prescription
  • Callus debridement and management
  • Footware Education

 

FAQs

What can a podiatrist do for plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the thick band of tissue connecting the heels to the toes. This type of heel pain can cause you to limp out of bed in the morning. If the pain is allowed to persist it makes walking difficult. A podiatrist can diagnose plantar fasciitis by performing biomechanical assessment and gait analysis and recommend appropriate footwear advice, stretching exercises and orthoses prescription if needed.  

What causes Bunions?

This biomechanical abnormality may be caused by a variety of conditions intrinsic to the structure of the foot - such as flat feet, excessive ligamentous flexibility, abnormal bone structure, and certain neurological conditions. These factors are often considered genetic.   Although some experts are convinced that poor fitting footwear is the main cause of bunion formation, others believe that footwear only exacerbates the problem caused by the original genetic deformity. Nevertheless, it is not surprising to learn that women wearing tight fitting fashionable shoes are likely to have bunions. Bunions often progresses from mild to severe because of the biomechanical imbalance, but progress may be slowed with appropriate shoe wear.  

When should I see a podiatrist?

There are many reasons to see a podiatrist. If you are experiencing foot or ankle pain or have diabetic foot wound, you should see a podiatrist. Please see a doctor to get a referral to see a podiatrist.