A Podiatrist is a health care professional who plays an important role in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of foot and related lower limb conditions.
What type of problems can be treated by a podiatrist?
Ingrown nails, Athlete’s foot, fungal infections of nails, plantar warts, corns and calluses, Diabetic foot problems i.e. foot examinations for vascular and neuropathy “nerve damage” problems and specific treatments, arthritis, foot pain, as well as toe deformities.
In children, an assessment and treatment from a podiatrist can help with Flat feet, knock and bow legs as well as pigeon toes.
With runners, a podiatrist can assist with the choosing of correct running shoes, foot and knee pains, shin splints, ITB, Runners knee etc.
Maricelle has been in practice for 30 years on the Berea and is now also doing sessional work at FEMINA HEALTH. Her special interests are Diabetic foot care as well as geriatric and paediatric care.