Here at Grace Podiatry we understand the importance of foot health, and how difficult pain in your feet can disrupt your life and lifestyle whether you are young or in aged care. Because of this pain, you might have recently booked an appointment. So how do you prepare for this podiatrist appointment?
The term podiatrist is a more recent replacement of the original term Chiropodist. The change was made in Australia back in 1977 mainly to avoid confusion among patients but also to implement more standardised practices that must adhere to specifically outlined health regulations. Prior to this Chiropodists were an unrestricted practice without legislation in place to protect both doctors and patients. Continue reading “Chiropodists and Podiatrists: Understanding the Difference”
Grace Podiatry provides first-rate sports podiatrist care to you at home, eliminating the need for, or inconvenience connected with, visiting a clinic. Continue reading “The Benefits of a Sports Podiatrist”
What is an ingrown toenail
An ingrown nail is a term for when the nail on the edge of your toe breaks through the skin and causes swelling, tenderness and ingrown nail infection as the area fills up with puss. It is commonly found on the big toe. This usually results in a high amount of discomfort and tenderness on the edge of the toe, particularly when wearing tight-fitting footwear.
Podiatrists are medical professionals that can help people with a range of problems affecting the foot, ankle and lower legs. They can help athletes that have sustained an acute injury (an injury that has occurred very suddenly, such as a sprained ankle) as well as to provide treatment and advice for chronic injures (injuries caused by prolonged, repetitive motions). Examples of sports injuries that a podiatrist can treat include:
Unfortunately, feet are frequently overlooked when it comes to looking after our health, but healthy feet are an important part of our overall wellbeing too. Foot problems can have a large impact on a person’s ability to conduct everyday activities like walking around, engaging in sporting activities, visiting the shops and performing tasks at work. If you are experiencing pain in your feet, ankles and/or lower limbs you may need to schedule an appointment with a qualified Perth Podiatrist.