By Senior Podiatrist Michael Johnston
A staggering 48% of Australians have experienced heel or arch pain in the last 12 months but 56% of us don’t know what a Podiatrist does.
Podiatrists are specialists in the foot and lower limb so can treat foot, ankle, knee and hip pain.
Here are some of the most common issues we manage;
- Heel pain – Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles injuries
- Shin Splints
- Ankle injuries
- Knee Pain
- Ingrown and fungal infection of toenails
- Corns, callus and verrucas
And here are some of the things we can do to fix you;
- Custom orthotics
- Shock wave therapy
- Dry Needling
- Gait re-training
- Footwear advice
As part of Foot Health Week we are offering 15 minute Walking/Running assessments with video analysis at our Melbourne clinics for the rest of October.