Podiatrist Cardiff

Podiatry is a specialist medicine that consists of caring for feet and treating lower limb and foot problems. For podiatry services in Cardiff or the surrounding area contact us.

Our team of highly qualified and experienced podiatrists in South Wales provide complete foot care and can help with a wide variety of foot problems.

Podiatry clinics

We have podiatry centres located across the whole of South Wales where we offer the very best podiatry services to our customers. Our foot specialists are more than equipped to treat the following issues:

  • Initial Consultation and Foot Health Check
  • Initial Consultation and Diabetic Foot Health Check
  • Biomechanical Assessment
  • Gait Analysis
  • General Podiatry Treatment
  • Podiatry Plus Treatment (see other therapies page)

Podiatry treatments

We offer a wide variety of treatments. As skilled podiatrists our main aim is to promote mobility and improve quality of life for all of our patients by looking after their feet with the most effective podiatry treatments available.

Our expert team is experienced in resolving the most common problems to occur with your feet by providing quality treatments, accompanied with sound advice to ensure all of our clients look after their feet properly in the future, including wearing the most appropriate types of footwear.

We aim to treat, relieve and cure the following foot problems:

  • Flat feet
  • Bunions
  • Foot Pain

Toenail Abnormalities Such As Thickened Toenails

Changes in your toenails might indicate an underlying problem. Toenails that have thickened over time are most often the result of a fungal illness called onychomycosis. Thick toenails can become painful if left untreated. The key to treatment is to treat it as soon as possible.

Fungal Infections

Nail fungus can cause the nail to thicken, turning yellow, green, brown, or black in appearance. It's possible that an infected nail will split from the nail bed. Nail fungus appears as a white or yellow patch under the tip of your fingernail or toenail, and it is a frequent ailment.

Verrucas

A plantar wart or verruca is a kind of wart that develops on the bottom of the foot. Blood has clotted in microscopic blood vessels on the surface of your skin, resulting in a black spot in the centre of a verruca. When you walk on verrucas, you may experience pain.

Corns/Calluses

Corns have a prominent, typically hard core that is typically encircled by inflammatory skin. When pushed, corns can be unpleasant, although calluses are typically not. Calluses are generally bigger and have a variety of shapes, whereas corns are smaller, spherical, and well-defined.

Dry Skin & Cracked Heels

If your feet are continuously in closed shoes or socks, dead skin can build up due to a lack of moisture or friction from walking or jogging. It can also occur if you don't care for, exfoliate, or cleanse your foot on a regular basis. The dead skin on your foot's bottom may seem dry, cracked, loose, or dangling. When the skin around the rim of your heel gets dry and thick, and increasing pressure on the fat pad underneath the heel causes the skin to break, your heels might crack.

Bunions & Flat Feet

It happens when the bones at the front of your foot start to slide out of position. This pulls the tip of your big toe toward your smaller toes, causing the joint at the base of your big toe to protrude. The skin around the bunion may be inflamed and irritated. Injuries, obesity, and arthritis are among factors that contribute to flat feet. Flat feet can be caused by ageing, heredity, or pregnancy.

Smelly Feet & Athlete’s Foot

The medical problem of foot odour is fairly frequent. It’s caused by an accumulation of perspiration on the skin, which leads to bacteria development. Bad scents are caused by these microorganisms. Bromodosis can also be caused by fungal diseases such as athlete’s foot.

Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis) is a fungus that generally starts between the toes and spreads to the rest of the foot. People with sweaty feet who are restricted in tight-fitting shoes are more likely to develop this condition. A scaly rash, which causes itching, stinging, and burning, are some of the signs and symptoms of Athlete’s foot.

How Can A Podiatrist Help You?

Podiatrists may assist with all of the above, as well as much more. For any type of foot discomfort, thickened and/or discoloured toenails, permanent cracks or wounds in the skin, or other skin diseases such as scaly/peeling skin or abnormal growths such as warts, patients can seek counsel and treatment.

In addition to addressing foot problems, biomechanical difficulties may be addressed by using orthotics, which are custom-made insoles that are worn inside shoes to alter the way we walk and move. If you have heel or arch problems, they can also provide cushioning and arch supports. The gait of a patient can be studied to see how each foot touches the ground when walking. Feet will be realigned to cure any biomechanical abnormalities, such as foot discomfort, joint discomfort, and even back discomfort, by utilising a properly manufactured orthotic or insert in shoes.

Benefits Of Podiatry

Even if your feet aren’t bothering you, it’s a good idea to consult a Podiatrist. A 30-60 minute visit with a Podiatry professional may remove any undesirable hard skin, inspect and trim toenails (which can get more difficult as you get older), and offer advice on proper footwear. Any issues discovered during a visit may usually be remedied on the spot. If everything appears to be in order, a frequent foot examination may be beneficial to confirm that everything is in order and to maximise their long-term health. Because feet are so important to living a mobile life, taking care of them is an investment in the future.

Contact The Feetness Centres

To book an appointment with a Podiatrist in Cardiff, contact your local Feetness Centres foot clinic.