What is a Podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a specialist who treats the foot, surgically, as well as biomechanical.

Podiatrists play an important role in the diagnosis and treatment of systematic and local conditions, which may affect the feet and lower limb such as:

  • General foot problems
  • Growth and development
  • Diabetes and its complications
  • Arthritis
  • Vascular problems
  • Sports injuries

Podiatrist also analyse the biomechanics of the lower limb and foot.

Abnormal movement may result in foot, ankle, knee, hip and lower back pain in the young and elderly.

Podiatrist are registered with the HPCSA (Health Professionals Council of South Africa)

Contact Number 012 354 1921

Do you suffer from general foot problems?

  • Ingrown toenails
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Onychomycosis (Fungal infection on toenails)
  • Plantar warts
  • Growths
  • Diabetes and vascular complications
  • Arthritis
  • Toe and foot deformities

Does your child suffer from?

  • Pigeon toes
  • Bow legs
  • Knock knees
  • Flat feet

When you play sport do you suffer from?

  • Foot, knee, leg, hip or lower back pain
  • Arch and heel pain
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Shin splints
  • ITB
  • Runners knee

Geriatrics

  • Thick toenails
  • Corns and calluses
  • Ulceration
  • Arthritis

How do podiatrist treat?

  • In shoe devices and inner soles (Orthotics)
  • Minimal invasive surgery
  • Exercise therapy
  • Shoe advice
  • Practical health advice
  • Removal of growths
  • Treat diabetic and vascular ulcers
  • Diabetic assessments

HELP DESK

(8:00 to 15:30 only)
Telephone: 012 354 1597

 

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General email: info@sbah.org.za
Facsimile: 012 354 1702

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