A podiatrist is a professional who is trained to diagnose and treat medical conditions of the foot, ankle and lower leg.
Podiatric care can help relieve foot pain, improve your mobility and get you back to your everyday activities. It can also help prevent conditions from developing or getting worse.
One of the best ways to see if podiatry is the right treatment for you is by having a biomechanical assessment. This is where podiatrists check how your feet function by analysing the way you walk.
Podiatrists can treat a number of conditions such as bunions, fractures, ingrown toenails and fungal infections. They can also correct deformities in the foot.
Typically podiatric treatment involves podiatrists prescribing footwear or insoles to help with your condition.