General Foot Care
At Penguin Podiatry we address general foot care which involves the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of various conditions affecting the feet, ankles, and lower extremities. Here's an overview of what general foot care that our podiatrist typically treatments.
Foot Examinations: Our Podiatrists will perform thorough examinations of the feet to assess their overall health. This includes evaluating the skin, nails, bones, and soft tissues for any abnormalities or signs of potential problems.
Nail Care: Proper trimming and management of toenails are crucial to prevent ingrown toenails and other nail-related issues. Our Podiatrists can safely trim toenails and provide advice on how to maintain healthy nails.
Corns and Calluses: Podiatrists can address corns and calluses, which are areas of thickened and hardened skin that commonly form on the feet due to friction or pressure.
Athlete's Foot and Fungal Infection: our Podiatrists can diagnose and treat common fungal infections like athlete's foot. They may prescribe antifungal medications and provide advice on preventing reinfection.
Plantar Warts: Our Podiatrists can offer treatments for plantar warts, which are warts that develop on the soles of the feet.
Diabetic Foot Care: People with diabetes require special foot care due to the risk of developing foot ulcers and other complications. Our Podiatrists can provide education on foot care and regularly monitor diabetic patients' feet to catch any issues early.
Preventive Care: Podiatrists focus on preventive measures to maintain foot health. This includes educating patients about proper footwear, foot hygiene, and exercises to improve foot strength and flexibility.
It's important to note that while our podiatrists are specialised in foot and ankle care, they also work closely with other medical professionals and may refer you off to appropriate specialists if needed. Regular visits to a podiatrist can help ensure your feet remain healthy and functional, preventing potential complications in the future.