We all know that sore feet can ruin a good mood. Yet so many people live with sore feet not realising that often the causes of the pain are easily treatable and maintained. Excellent foot care can offer you the freedom to walk through life confidently and pain free.
Podiatrist, Katia Overmars knew this when she began practicing Podiatry and has made it her goal to ensure that all patients are offered the knowledge and treatment options required to get them back on their feet for the long term.
So what do we do, exactly? Podiatry is a multi-faceted avenue that encompasses the anatomy and physiology of the feet and ankles, as well as the musculoskeletal systems pertaining to posture and gait.
Some common problems we can help you with:
- Fungal skin and nail infections
- Diabetic foot care
- Diabetic assessments
- Corns and callus
- Ingrown toenails
- Nail surgery & nail bracing
- Heel, arch and knee pain
- Cracked heels
- Biomechanics and orthotics
- Sports injuries
- Children’s foot complaints
- Flat feet
- Wound management
- Plantar fasciitis
- Dry needling
Flat feet and Orthotics
Orthotic devices can treat flat feet and many other conditions such as structural problems in the feet and postural abnormalities for relief from back pain.
Stress fractures, shin splints, heel, ankle and knee pain are common complaints of an active person. We can get you back on your feet using gait analysis and orthotics.
Fungal skin and nails
Are your nails dry, white, crumbly and unsightly? Are the nails separating from the underlying skin? Is your skin dry, scaly or weeping?
Flat feet, in-toeing or leg pain can be corrected to minimize pain in children’s legs and to prevent structural problems later on in life.
Ingrown toe nails
Ingrown toenails may become infected and cause a great deal of pain. They can result from incorrect nail cutting technique, footwear, or trauma. We are able to manage this via cutting, nail bracing or nail surgery.
Dry, cracked heels are painful and may restrict your daily activities.
Dry needling is a pain-free way of reducing painful muscular points that may be the cause of symptoms or reducing strength. It is often immediately effective, especially in conjunction with other manual treatments and strengthening exercises.
Corns and callus
Areas of high pressure in the foot due to arthritis, bunions and ill-fitting shoes lead to painful corns and callus.