Steve Biko Academic Hospital


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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


  • 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

Emergency Information

  • Help Desk :
    012 354 1590/1597
    Office hours only
  • Emergency Patients: Only Priority 1 and 2 patients will be seen at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital. These are patients in need of Emergency Specialist Medical Care, i.e. life threatening within 2 hours, which cannot be rendered at the Regional- or District Hospital, the clinic or the Medical practitioner.
  • Steve Biko Academic Hospital is a academic hospital. No walk-in patients will be seen.
  • Out Patients Services
  • Patients Admission / Registration


Visiting hours

The Steve Biko Academic Hospital has strict visiting times - please keep to them:

14:30 – 16:00
19:00 – 20:00.

Children are not allowed to visit in Paediatric wards for infection control purposes.


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



General email:
Facsimile: 012 354 1702


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