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Podiatry

The Department of Podiatry at Sengkang General Hospital offers assessment and treatment for a variety of foot problems and lower limb conditions. The podiatrists provide a comprehensive range of treatment to improve mobility by early intervention. This includes the management of diabetic foot, biomechanical and dermatological conditions. The podiatrists also work closely with the department of orthopaedic surgery, vascular surgery and medicine department.

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. In turn, podiatry can help to manage any abnormal foot function that may be causing 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 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.

Nail Surgery

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.

Patient Education

Some conditions can be prevented if patients modify their lifestyle choices such as physical activities and footwear. 

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Conditions We Treat


  • Biomechanical Abnormalities (for example Flat Feet/ High Arched Feet) sports or musculoskeletal conditions
  • Foot and lower limb pain
  • Lower Limb Wound/ Ulcer Management
  • Nail Care, for example, ingrown Toe Nails
  • Verruca
  • Corn/ callus management

 

Treatments Offered


  • Musculoskeletal and Gait Pathologies
  • Orthoses
  • Lower Limb Ulcer Management
  • Routine Foot Care (Skin and Nail Care)
  • Verruca Management
  • Therapeutic Treatment (stretching and strengthening exercises) Footwear Recommendations