When your foot problems do not going away with time, rest, ice, anti-inflammatories and/or shoe changes, you may need a podiatrist’s help and expertise. A podiatrist can give you and your family advice on how care for your feet and what type of shoes to wear. They can also treat and alleviate day-to-day foot problems. Even if your feet are generally in good condition, you might consider having a single session of podiatry to have the hard skin on your feet removed, toenails clipped, to find out if you’re wearing the right shoes (take your shoes with you for specific advice on footwear) or just to check that you’re looking after your feet properly. Visit Conditions We Treat for more information.
You may want to see a podiatrist for advice and treatment if you need surgery or have bunions, hammertoes, ankle sprains, tendon ruptures, sports injuries, painful feet, thickened or discolored toenails, cracks or cuts in the skin, growths such as warts, scaling or peeling on the soles or any other foot-related problem. Visit Conditions We Treat for more information.
Podiatrists can also supply custom orthotics, which are tailor-made insoles, padding and arch supports to relieve arch or heel pain. You put the orthotic device into your shoe to re-align your foot, take pressure off vulnerable areas of your foot or simply to make your shoes more comfortable. Visit Custom Orthotics for more information.
Seeking specialized care for children and sports injuries? Foot and ankle injuries often occur in active children especially those involved with sports. Visit our Specialized Care for Children and Sports Injuries page for more information.