Who are podiatrists?

Podiatrists are university educated foot health professionals.  They specialise in all concerns with foot health and are the first point of call for diagnosis and treatment of foot pain and pain related to foot posture and dynamic function.

The conditions we treat:

  • Athlete's Foot (Tinea) - This can occur in the nails or on the skin.
  • Plantar Warts (Verrucae) - Typically underneath, occasionally on the top of the foot.
  • Sweaty Feet (Hyperhidrosis) - Troublesome and irritating. Can lead to poor foot health.
  • Dry Feet (Anhidrosis) - Results in infection and cracking.
  • Crooked Toes - These can worsen in time and become rigid.
  • Diabetes - Can cause nerve damage, slow healing, poor circulation and infection.
  • Nails - Ingrown nails, distorted and thick nails, nail infections and nail damage.
  • Calluses and Corns - On and between the toes, or on the soles of the feet.
  • Bruising and Cuts - Results in nail damage and infections.
  • Arch Pain - Usually near the heel, can occur at other points in the arch.
  • Footwear Difficulties - All feet have their own set of individual shoe requirements.
  • Sporting Footwear - Sporting injuries and pain are often caused by inappropriate footwear.
  • Heel Pain – Plantar fasciitis, Heel spurs, and inadequate shock absorption are common causes.
  • Leg Pain - 'Shin splints' and 'leg aches' - almost always caused by unstable or unsupported feet.
  • Knee Pain - Worsened or caused by unbalanced forces originating at the feet
  • Back pain - Usually lower back pain which worsens with walking or occurs at the end of the day
  • Children - Ensure your child's future foot health. Many problems are developmental and preventable.