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Podiatry Group Melbourne offer the very best care and treatment. We work closely with our patients and take the time to understand their symptoms to better diagnose their condition and offer a treatment plan that will help them recover and also suit their lifestyle. If the condition requires specialist knowledge and experience we have podiatry surgeon Dr Omar Baarini available for consult.

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Foot & heel pain

At some point in time, we will all suffer from foot and/or heel pain, making everyday life and work difficult and in some cases, unbearable. The good news is, most common issues such as plantar fasciitis can be treated successfully with physical therapy, proper footwear advice, custom made orthotics and when appropriate injection therapy. On the rare occasion that surgery is the only option, our specialist Dr Omar Baarini is on hand to offer you the very best advice and treatment.

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Custom made orthotics

Everyone’s feet are unique and therefore mass-produced insoles bought over the counter very rarely offer an adequate solution to foot and heel pain. As a result, Podiatry Group Melbourne only specialise in custom made orthotics for adults and for children. By wearing custom orthotics, you will be given personalised relief. You will re-align your feet and ankles achieving optimal foot function, helping to reduce stress and pressure on the structures of the foot to relieve pain. People with flat feet and high arched feet can drastically benefit from custom orthotics.

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Fungal nail treatment with our Clearview nail program

Fungal nail or Onychomycosis is a common nail infection that affects approximately 10% of the population. Symptoms include discoloured and/or brittle nails and if not treated quickly can easily spread to other toe nails and even finger nails. The good news is fungal nail infection can be treated in as little as 4-6 months by our experienced Podiatrists with the highest level of success using a combined treatment of nail reduction/burring, laser treatment and topical antifungal.

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Sports podiatry

Staying active and fit is key to a healthy long life. Many of us partake in hobbies, fitness and sports for physical activity and social engagement. At Podiatry Group Melbourne our goal is to keep your feet healthy and pain free so you can continue doing what you love. We believe sport and fitness is also important to children both physically and socially. When children enter their teens they begin to engage in sports that are more physically demanding and may require foot and ankle treatment for pain relief or as the result of a sports related injury. It is also common for children with flat feet or high arched feet to experience higher levels of pain and discomfort for which custom made orthotics can help stabilise the feet and relieve pains.

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Childrens feet

We love our children and want to give them the very best start in life. From their very first steps to their very first pair of school shoes, our experienced Podiatrists can help identify early warning signs of potential immediate issues and help minimise potential issues further down the track. As your children grow and begin to engage in more physically demanding activities such as dance, sport, gymnastics and martials arts, they may begin to express discomfort or pain in their feet and lower legs which may require treatment in the form of physical therapy or custom made orthotics.

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Skin & nail care

Whilst we all want to look and feel our best, we tend to easily overlook the importance of our feet and toe nails, and the impact they have on our overall health and wellbeing. Having a regular foot and nail assessment by an experienced podiatrist can treat common conditions such as nail disorders, fungal infections, corns, callus and cracked heels, just to name a few. In most cases, a regular visit to your podiatrist can help prevent these issues from occurring in the first place or will help to detect them early before they cause pain or develop into more complex issues.

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Dry needling

Dry needling is used to alleviate pain caused by trigger points found in our muscles. Trigger points are essentially knots which stop the muscle lengthening and functioning correctly. Many patients have found dry needling a successful therapy in its own right, but also as a great way of complementing other treatments For example, it can reduce muscle tightness to allow for a more efficient stretching program. From our experience dry needling has been successful in treating planar fasciitis, shin splints, forefoot pain and ankle sprains and patients report that the benefits are almost immediate.

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Injection therapies

Cortisone injections (combined with local anaesthetic) are used to reduce localised inflammation and relieve pain in a specific area. Cortisone injection is commonly used when chronic pain is present and the patient has not responded successfully to other treatments. Cortisone injections can take up to 3-4 weeks for the patient to experience the full benefits of pain reduction and is commonly used to treat neuromas, bursitis, planar fasciitis and ankle pain.

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Diabetes treatment plan

1 in 4 people suffer from diabetes in Australia and 15% of people with diabetes will develop serious health problems in their lifetime. Diabetes can result in serious foot problems, so it is recommended that individuals with diabetes undergo a full podiatry assessment annually to check the blood and nerve supply to their feet. A thorough understanding of foot care and footwear is also important for diabetics to help prevent serious complications and to ensure their feet remain healthy and they can continue to live an active healthy lifestyle.

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Foot & ankle surgery

Many foot and ankle conditions can be treated with non-surgical treatment, however, certain situations arise where in order to fully resolve the condition the patient must undergo surgery to provide a permanent solution. Serious foot or ankle trauma and the effects of age can also require surgical intervention.

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