Sophie working on patients lower limb and leg

Simply put, podiatry is the specialised treatment and medical care of the foot and lower limbs.

Podiatry deals with the study, diagnosis, medical or surgical treatment, and rehab of conditions that effect the lower legs, ankles, or feet. This can include everything from sports injuries and arthritis to bunions and ingrown toenails.

Why do people see podiatrists?

Believe it or not, your feet actually have 25% of the bones in your body! Not too mention, our feet carry us around all the time and hardly get a break. So it’s not uncommon to experience pain or issues related to the feet. 

These conditions can include:

– Foot and ankle pain
– Plantar fasciitis
– Sports injuries (sprains, strains, breaks, fractures, torn ligaments, etc.)
– Shin splints
– Arthritis
– Tendonitis
– Diabetes-related issues
– Sciatica
– Deep vein thrombosis
– Peripheral Vascular Disease
– Sever’s disease
– Flat feet
– Pregnancy
– Swollen ankles
– Skin conditions such as: ingrown toenails, hammertoes, corns, calluses, bunions, and athlete’s foot

Podiatry can be useful many people, of all ages, including athletes, tradesmen, office workers, parents or grandparents, or anyone experiencing a lower limb issue.

Podiatrists are experts in all things related to the lower limbs so they can provide a comprehensive consultation and personalised treatment plan that may include:

– Physical therapy
– Orthotics
– Anti-inflammatory medications
– Surgery

When you visit a Todd Clinics podiatrist you can first expect to receive a thorough assessment of your entire health picture which then leads to a comprehensive, personalised and tailored treatment plan to help decrease your pain levels and improve your overall health, function and well-being.

Interested in learning more? 

Get in touch with a location near you to book an appointment. 


Scott holding patients feet during consult