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.
Orthotics are prescription medical devices that you wear inside of your shoes to treat foot or limb problems such as corns and callus, foot ulcerations, tendonitis, recurrent ankle sprain, heel pain and other issues. They can also sometimes be prescribed to alleviate hip and lower back pains.
Plantar Fasciitis refers to the condition of pain and/or tissue damage that occurs at the attachment of the plantar fascia to the underside of the calcaneus (heel bone).
Our feet are responsible for keeping us upright and walking around. The foot, however, is an extremely complex structure with many muscles, tendons and bones all working in conjunction with each other to absorb shock and propel us forward to walk or run. Pain in the foot can indicate that something is wrong but there are so many different injuries that can occur. How and where the pain occurs can be clues as to what is wrong. Continue reading “What Pain in Different Areas of the Foot Could Mean”