At Podiatry Group Melbourne, we believe that healthy feet are vital to your overall health and wellbeing. Throughout the different stages of your life it is essential you receive the right care, advice and treatment to maintain an active, healthy and full life. Podiatry Group Melbourne see ourselves as a family Podiatry clinic with expertise in treating all ages, ensuring your family and loved ones have the very best foot and ankle care.Book an appointment
Young children establish mature walking patterns as early as 3 years of age. If these walking patterns are problematic, if left untreated they can lead to foot, knee and hip problems in the future. Common reasons for children to see a Podiatrist include in-toeing, out-toeing, flat feet, growing pains, foot and leg pain and unusual walking patterns, just to name a few. Children may exhibit ‘funny’ walking habits which they grow out of, however, if you are concerned with your child’s gait or feet, it’s never too early to see a podiatrist for a thorough lower limb assessment.
During the early teenage years, 12-14 years old, the growth plate at the back of the heel bone starts to come together and solidify. Repetitive activity and physical stress can affect the growth plate causing inflammation and pain in teenage feet and ankles. Common problems include heel pain, shin splints, ankle sprains, ingrown toenails, athlete’s foot, plantar warts, flat feet and high arched feet. We recommend an annual foot health check for teens, especially those who play competitive sport and those that have a history of foot and ankle pain.
As adults, many of us spend a large part of our day looking after others, and on many occasions, we neglect to take the time to look after ourselves. When we do experience discomfort or pain we commonly ignore it or underplay the severity and soldier on. However, ignoring an underlining issue can over time lead to more serious problem in the future. For this reason, we recommend seeing a Podiatrist sooner rather than later. If you suffer from tired, aching feet and legs, heel pain, foot pain, skin and nail problems such as corns, calluses, ingrown nails, fungal nails, warts or diabetes. An annual foot health check is a great way to ensure you and members of your family are foot pain free and can enjoy an active, healthy lifestyle.
As we age, our general level of fitness tends to decline and we can become less active. If we suffer from foot pain or more severe foot issues we become even less mobile which can drastically affect our overall health, wellbeing and happiness. At Podiatry Group Melbourne we believe that proper foot care and education is important for seniors and especially those suffering from diabetes, arthritis or other health issues that cause changes to the feet. An ingrown toe nail affecting someone with circulation issues can lead to serious complications and even amputation. For this reason, we recommend an annual foot health check for seniors to ensure healthy feet and an active lifestyle.