Podiatry is a specialised area of medicine that involves caring for feet and treating foot and lower limb problems. If you need a Podiatrist in Cardiff, Usk or Pontypool, contact The Feetness Centres. We have a team of qualified Podiatrists in South Wales that provide total foot care and can help with a wide range of foot problems.
The Feetness Centres have Podiatry clinics across South Wales. We offer the following Podiatry appointments from our foot clinics:
- 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)
All Podiatrists aim to promote mobility and quality of life in their patients by looking after their feet with effective Podiatry treatments. They are specially trained to resolve common foot problems by providing not only Podiatry treatments but also sound advice on how to look after feet and the most suitable types of footwear. They can treat and relieve, if not cure, most common foot problems including:
- Toenail abnormalities such as thickened toenails
- Fungal infections
- Athlete’s foot
- Foot odour
- Dry skin
- Cracked heels
- Flat feet
- Foot pain
How can a Podiatrist help you?
Podiatrists can help in many different ways with the above and much more. Patients can seek advice and treatment for any kind of foot pain, thickened and/or discoloured toenails, perpetual cracks or cuts in the skin, or other skin conditions such as scaly/peeling skin or abnormal growths such as warts.
In addition to treating foot problems, biomechanical issues can also be resolved, correcting the way we walk and move with the supply of orthotics which are specially made insoles to be worn inside shoes. They can also supply padding and arch supports if you are suffering heel or arch pain. A patient’s gait can be analysed to determine how each foot strikes the floor when walking. By using a specially made orthotic or insert in shoes, feet will be realigned to resolve any biomechanical issues, such as foot pain, joint pain and even back pain.
Benefits of Podiatry
Everyone can benefit from seeing a Podiatrist, even if feet are not causing any problems. A 30-60 minute session with a Podiatry expert can remove any unwanted hard skin, check and cut toenails (which can be an increasingly difficult task with age) and provide advice about the right footwear. If any problems are picked up during an appointment, these can often be treated on the spot. If everything seems fine, a regular foot check-up can be worthwhile to ensure all’s well and to maximise their long-term health. After all, feet are critical for a mobile life, so looking after them is investing in the future.