PODIATRY SERVICES

PODIATRY SERVICES

For all types of foot conditions, our team of caring and competent podiatrists are glad to assist with treatments.

Diabetic foot health

 

Poorly managed Diabetes can have a devastating effect on foot health but it doesn’t have to be this way. With careful blood glucose management, regular foot health assessments and proactive treatments, many of the serious complications can be avoided.

Our comprehensive Diabetic foot management includes:

  • Neurological and Vascular assessments
  • Doppler ultrasound
  • Footwear advice
  • Foot care education
  • Wound management
  • Biomechanical assessment of increased risk factors
  • Preventative footwear and orthotic treatment
Diabetic foot health - foot scan

Corn & callus removal

 

Corns and calluses can be a painful nuisance to our feet. Although callus (otherwise known as hyperkeratosis) is designed to protect our feet from increased forces it can often overgrow and become painful. Heel callus can commonly form fissures which can easily result in infection and is also very painful.

Corns are a direct result from a focal high pressure area such as a metatarsal head, bunion or tight fitting footwear.

Removal is often pain free and long lasting and can make a great impact to overall comfort. At Erina Podiatry we always look for ways to address the causative factors to delay or even prevent a troublesome corn or callus returning. This includes examining footwear and applying simple deflections, modifications and stretching out areas of high pressure. We offer accommodative orthotic therapy to allow better plantar distribution of weight bearing forces as well as custom made toe separators, props and silicone cushioning devices.

Nail & skin management

 

We offer help, advice and treatment for a range of skin and nail conditions including:

Our comprehensive Diabetic foot management includes:

  • Tinea Pedis/Athletes foot
  • Psoriasis
  • Dermatitis
  • Fungal nails
  • Damaged and overgrown nails
  • Skin and nail infections
  • Dry skin conditions
  • Atrophic or fragile skin
  • Genetic skin conditions such as pitting keratolysis
Nail and skin management - ingrown toenails

Plantar wart treatment

 

Plantar warts can be a painful and unsightly condition that is very common amongst our population.

We offer a range of strong and targeted treatments to encourage the removal of plantar warts, otherwise known as a “verruca pedis”

Wound management

 

Ulcerations and wounds on the feet can be a serious issue if not dealt with thoroughly.

We commonly treat wounds associated with:

  • Diabetes
  • Neuopathy
  • Vascular disease
  • Charcot Marie Tooth disease (CMT)
  • Cavoid feet ( high arched)

Wound treatment is a complex process which begins with a thorough assessment of the patients neurological and vascular status as well as an investigation into biomechanical causative factors. Wounds will usually require careful debridement, and dressing selection but will not heal unless pressure is removed. Deflection and immobilisation is often necessary.