Diabetes is a burden globally and with an increase in disease burden there is also an increase in its complication. The role of podiatry in the management of patients that are diabetic aims at preventing diabetic foot complications from reducing the quality of a person’s life doing the following but not limited to:
Foot and lower limb problems are common in children and should be recognized and managed as soon as they are identified in order to prevent further complications later in life. It is a good idea to have your child’s feet assess and evaluated once a year.What to look out for is the following:
Management of general foot ailments/problems such as ingrowing toe nails, corns and calluses, peripheral neuropathy, infections affecting the foot on skin or nail. General foot pain and any other concerns regarding the foot. We offer chronic disease support as part of our management. Part of management may also include minor nail procedures.
This part of podiatry involves the assessment, diagnoses and management that involves athletes eg. Runners, dancers people involved in different types of sports. Foot function is assessed and it is established how does it affect the general wellbeing and a management program is developed and implemented for the patient.
Injuries caused by wear and tear as well as too much too soon tension and pressure. These injuries involve tendons and bones eg. Ankle sprains, tendinosis and/or tendinitis.