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. In turn, podiatry can help to manage any abnormal foot function that may be causing foot pain.
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 has the equipment to assess lower limb vascular supply and neurological status. In addition, a thorough understanding of wound management allows us to advise patients on the most appropriate wound dressings.
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, warts, in-grown toe nails and fungal nail conditions.
The department can permanently remove either the offending section of the nail or the full nail with a minor nail surgery procedure performed under local anaesthesia.
Some conditions can be prevented if patients modify their lifestyle choices such as physical activities and footwear.
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