General Foot Care

A general foot care appointment involves a thorough examination and assessment of the feet, ankles, and lower extremities. Whether you are seeking routine foot care or addressing specific concerns, a podiatrist will typically follow a structured process to diagnose, treat, and provide preventive care.

Our podiatrists provide meticulous care, including precise toenail trimming, removal of calluses and corns, and guidance on footcare and proper footwear. Blood flow to the feet can also be checked if warranted. 

Other conditions that we often address during a general consult include:

  1. Fungal Nail Infections (Onychomycosis): Fungal infections of the toenails can lead to discoloration, thickening, and crumbling of the nails. Podiatrists can recommend antifungal medications, recommend topical treatments, and provide advice on preventing recurrence.
  2. Athlete’s Foot (Tinea Pedis): A common fungal infection that affects the skin between the toes, causing itching, redness, and scaling. Podiatrists can recommend antifungal medications and offer guidance on proper foot hygiene.
  3. Plantar Warts: Warts on the soles of the feet, caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), can be painful and bothersome. Podiatrists can use various treatments, including topical acids, cryotherapy, or dry needling, to remove plantar warts.
  4. Corns and Calluses: Thickened and hardened areas of skin often caused by friction or pressure. Podiatrists can safely debride and remove these areas to alleviate discomfort and provide advice on preventing their recurrence.
  5. Blisters: Fluid-filled pockets that can form on the skin due to friction or irritation. Podiatrists can provide guidance on proper blister care and prevention.
  6. Cracked Heels: Dry and cracked skin on the heels can be painful and may lead to deeper fissures. Podiatrists debride around the fissures and can offer moisturising recommendations and address underlying issues contributing to the problem.

I am struggling to cut my toenails, what should I do?

Struggling to cut toenails can be a common issue, especially for individuals with mobility limitations, sight issues, flexibility challenges, or specific medical conditions affecting the feet.

Book an appointment with My Podiatrist Canberra today. We are trained to provide foot care, including toenail trimming, and can offer assistance tailored to your specific needs.

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Why should I see a podiatrist rather than just a nail technician at a salon?

While a nail technician at a salon is trained in cosmetic nail care, seeing a podiatrist for foot-related concerns provides several advantages, especially when it comes to the health and well-being of your feet. Here are some reasons why you might consider consulting a podiatrist instead of relying solely on a nail technician:

  • Medical Training: Podiatrists are medical professionals who undergo extensive training in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of various foot and ankle conditions. They are qualified to address a wide range of foot health issues beyond cosmetic nail care.
  • Management of Foot Conditions: Podiatrists are trained in specific foot conditions, such as diabetes, arthritis, or circulatory problems. They are better equipped to manage these conditions.
  • Preventive Care: Podiatrists focus on preventive care to avoid potential foot problems before they become more serious. They can provide guidance on proper footwear, foot hygiene, and preventive measures to maintain overall foot health.
  • Infection Control and Sterilisation: Podiatrists adhere to strict infection control and sterilisation practices to ensure a safe and hygienic environment. While many reputable salons prioritise cleanliness, medical offices are held to rigorous standards to prevent the spread of infections.
  • Coordination with Other Healthcare Professionals: Podiatrists can collaborate with other healthcare professionals, such as GPs, endocrinologists, physiotherapist and orthopaedic specialists, to ensure comprehensive and integrated care, especially for patients with systemic health conditions.

Regular check-ups with our podiatrists ensure early detection of potential issues, allowing for prompt intervention and preventive measures. At My Podiatrist Canberra our commitment to comprehensive foot health begins with a general foot care appointment, Book your appointment today. 

Fungal Toenails