What Does a Podiatrist Do?
What does a podiatrist actually do? It may sound like a simple question, but the amount of people unsure of the exact work of a podiatrist (and how an appointment with their local podiatry clinic may help them) would surprise you!
If you’re experiencing ongoing pain, sports injuries, or if something just doesn’t feel quite right, have a read through this article and see if a podiatry consultation with a podiatrist at Northern Spinal may benefit you.
What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist is experienced in foot health – trained to find the root of any injuries or conditions that may be causing stress to the body. They also diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate common foot, ankle and lower limb conditions. A podiatry appointment won’t just be an examination of your foot, but a thorough look at how foot-related conditions or issues may be affecting your overall wellbeing. It’s amazing how much impact a small issue in the foot can have on your entire body, and a podiatrist’s understanding of the various vital muscles, joints and ligaments in the feet can shed light on much more than just foot pain.
What Does a Podiatrist Treat?
Just some of the common foot and ankle conditions treated in our clinic include:
- Sports injuries
- Ongoing pain
- Walking assessments
- Flat feet
- Ingrown nails
- Lower back pain
- Knee pain
- Foot pain
- Calluses and corns
- Stress fractures
- General overuse of feet/ankles
- And much more!
Benefits of a Podiatry Appointment
An appointment with our podiatry clinic seeks to find long-term solutions to any problems being presented. A consultation with our team of experts will include a thorough assessment, diagnosis, and the creation of a personalised treatment plan that will help you achieve optimal health and function in your day-to-day life. Visiting a clinic will provide better knowledge of your pain and how your body functions, giving you a detailed understanding of what you can be doing to best improve your physical wellbeing.
When Should You See a Podiatrist?
Booking an appointment with your local podiatry clinic requires no referral from your GP. If you are experiencing any sort of foot, ankle, or knee pain, you should consider booking a consultation.
If you’re experiencing any of the conditions listed above, if you have been recently injured, or if you have any ongoing issues you’d like to discuss, a podiatrist may be able to help. Even if you are unsure about what treatment may be available, an appointment may be able to source the root of your pain and help you find a solid understanding of how to take care of your body.
Book a Podiatry Appointment at Northern Spinal Today
Whether you’re curious about what a podiatry consultation could provide for you or whether you’re struggling with any of the conditions listed in this article, booking a consultation with one of our health experts is the first step to getting the treatment you need.
At Northern Spinal, we have a team of skilled and experienced podiatrists that can provide personalised treatment and advice that will have you living life pain-free once again. Contact Northern Spinal today to see if an appointment may be right for you.