What does the podiatrist treat?
The podiatrist assesses, diagnoses, offers advice, and treats a wide range of day-to-day foot problems, including toenail problems, such as thickened toenails, fungal nail infections, ingrown toenails, corns and calluses, verruca, athletes’ foot, dry and cracked heels, flat feet, bunions, heel pain, ageing feet, blisters, gout.
Podiatrists play a key role in the early detection and treatment of foot problems in people with diabetes. Nerve, joint, blood vessel damage and other complications can be avoided or delayed with annual comprehensive foot exams and treatment if needed.
A podiatrist can also advise you about footwear and check that you’re looking after your feet properly.