Your Expert Podiatrist in Punchbowl
Are you sick and weary of the heel pain that prevents you from going about your day? Have you exhausted every option in Punchbowl and still found no relief? Well, you can put your concerns to rest because Stand Tall Podiatry has you covered.
Podiatry: A Brief Overview
Podiatry is the branch of medicine concerned with the study of the foot and its disorders, as well as their care and prevention. Gait analysis, teaching podiatric clinics, and study in podiatric medicine are all part of podiatric medicine’s diagnostic and therapeutic toolkit for foot, ankle, foot, and toe ailments.
Surgery for an Ingrown Toenail
It’s not uncommon for people to experience heel discomfort as a result of ingrown toenails. This problem arises when the toenail overgrows and becomes wedged under the epidermis of the toe. Inflammation and blistering can develop as a result, leading to excruciating pain in the heels. Talk to our podiatrist at Stand Tall Podiatry about possible remedies for your heel discomfort. There are a variety of options for dealing with an ingrown nail. Conservative measures include painlessly removing the nail spike and retraining the nail. In persistent cases the ingrown nail can be surgically removed with local anesthetic or using a topical ointment.
Discomfort in the Heels
At Stand Tall Podiatry, our podiatrists offer a number of non-surgical options for relieving heel discomfort. In order to alleviate heel pain, some of the most popular podiatric treatments include:
- A custom pair of foot orthotics may be the answer to your heel discomfort and foot pain.
- Footwear changes and modifications such as silicone cushions are inserts that are placed in shoes to soften the impact of the foot striking the ground as you walk. Heel discomfort may be alleviated or even eliminated if you do this to lessen the load on your feet and lower back.
- Our podiatrists may also recommend custom inserts made to treat your unique case of heel discomfort. Custom Inserts like German made EVA orthotic or plastic orthotic can help spread weight evenly across the foot, while arch supports can help bring the bones into the correct position.
How to Treat a Bunion?
At Stand Tall Podiatry, there isn’t just one way to address bunions, either. Orthotics, non-surgical methods, and surgery are all potential treatment choices available in Punchbowl. A Minimally Invasive Bunion Procedure
or bunionectomy may be used in surgical treatment. Non-invasive methods of therapy include applying ice, using padding, and making adjustments to footwear. Foot orthotics have the potential to correct misalignment and stabilize the foot.
Fungal Nails Treatment
Onychomycosis is the most prevalent type of nail fungus, though there are many types. An infection with the skin or nail-dwelling fungi dermatophyte is the root cause of this problem.
Nail fungus causes thickening and discoloration of the nail and can often cause ingrown toenails. Typically, a yellow to white color may be present on the distal nail, fungal spores multiply by attacking the nail’s cellular structure. Pain and trouble walking are two side effects. As a side effect, you could see a shift in the shade and form of your nails.
Nail fungus known as onychomycosis is treated with antifungal medication or tablets administered twice daily for one to three months. Surgery to remove the infected nails may be necessary if the infection is severe and unresponsive to topical and oral medications.
Diabetic Footcare Treatments by Stand Tall Podiatry
Long term complications in people with diabetes frequently manifest in foot problems such as infections and ulcerations that can lead to amputation. In fact, foot problems are the leading cause of hospitalization for Australians living with diabetes.
The majority of foot problems diagnosed in people with diabetes could have been avoided through daily footcare and proper shoe selection. Many people with diabetes have reduced circulation or sensation in their feet (called peripheral neuropathy) and are not able to feel if something in their shoe or the shoe itself is irritating their foot. To avoid the development of wounds or ulcers, it is vital that people living with diabetes visually examine their feet daily and, when purchasing shoes, have them professionally fitted rather than relying on how their feet ‘feel’.
We specialise in diabetic foot check-ups assessing nerve health and vascular status. in addition, our podiatrists may advise additional therapies like tailored orthotics or compression socks.
Talk to our expert podiatrist in Punchbowl about your heel discomfort if it persists or worsens. You can better take care of your feet and aid in diabetes management if you follow these guidelines.
Get in Touch with Our Punchbowl Podiatrist Right Away
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This is where you can find us:
Stand Tall Podiatry
Address: Tenancy 4, 1205 Canterbury Rd, Roselands NSW 2196