Podiatrists are healthcare professionals who have been trained to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections. They can also treat injuries as well as complications from ongoing health issues like diabetes.
How can a podiatrist help?
You may want to see a podiatrist for advice and treatment if you have painful feet, thickened or discolored toenails, cracks or cuts in the skin, growths such as warts and verrucas, scaling or peeling on the soles, or any other foot-related problem.
Podiatrists can also supply orthotics, which are tailor-made insoles, padding and arch supports to relieve arch or heel pain. The orthotic is put into your shoe to realign your foot, take pressure off vulnerable areas of your foot, or simply make your shoes more comfortable. Podiatrists can also help with more complex foot problems, including preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries related to sports and exercise.
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