"What can a Podiatrist at the Doreen Foot and Ankle Clinic do for me and my family?"
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist is a Allied Healthcare specialist who assesses, diagnoses and manages medical conditions of structures affecting the lower limb. Podiatrists complete a 4 year undergraduate Bachelor of podiatry which covers human anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, podiatric surgery and pharmacology. A podiatrist works in close conjunction with many Allied Health Professionals and Medical Doctors to provide holistic healthcare for patients. A podiatrist can help alleviate foot and leg pain, in both a sporting and day to day setting.
Do I need a referral?
No. You do not need a referral to visit a Podiatrist at the Doreen Foot & Ankle Clinic. Just contact our friendly reception staff via phone or online to book your appointment.
What is a Corn?
A corn is a small discreet hardening and thickening of the skin that in some cases can be extremely painful. These are often on-top or between toes and can occur on the soles of the feet. Corns are usually the result of excess pressure on the skin in most cases caused by ill fitting or tight footwear or abnormal biomechanical influences. Podiatrists at the Doreen Foot and Ankle Clinic are trained in the removal of corns and in most cases this is a quick and painless procedure. (See Illustration Below)
What is a Bunion?
A bunion is a biomechanical deformity involving the big toe and its joints. It is a gradual dislocation of the MTPJ joint which sits at the base of the big toes. The cause of this is hereditary however ill fitting footwear is believed to be a contributing factor in the development of bunions. If you are concerned regarding your bunion podiatrists at the Doreen Foot and Ankle Clinic can discuss possible treatment options for your bunion with you. (See Illustration Below)