We often underestimate just how much stress is put on our feet. Our feet carry us from the moment we wake up to the moment our head hits the pillow at the end of the day. In between, our skin, nails, muscles, and bones are exposed to all sorts of less than ideal conditions, from cramped shoes to damp socks.
How many of us actually take the time to check in with our feet? Given how much we rely on them, even a minor issue, like a cut or infected toenail, can have significant consequences. Here at Freedom Sports Medicine, our highly trained Lilydale podiatrists understand the important role that feet play in keeping us moving. Our wide range of podiatry services means that you don’t have to lift a finger (or toe!) when it comes to keeping your feet in tip-top shape.
Our podiatry services
Did you know; your foot contains 26 bones, 30 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments? The human foot is a very complex part of the body. In addition to these structural elements, it’s important to take good care of our skin and nails, as well.
Freedom Sports Medicine’s team includes a number of highly trained podiatrists, who have experience treating everything from typical sporting injuries to bunions. Our comprehensive podiatry services include:
Foot related sporting injuries are very common and can strike anyone, whether you are playing a contact or non-contact sport. Oftentimes, these types of injuries require extensive rehabilitation to ensure that a one-off incident does not result in a chronic condition.
Nail and skin care
Nail and skin conditions that affect the feet are often of great concern to patients, if only from a cosmetic perspective. Ingrown toenails, cracked and dry heels, and fungal infections are quite common and can be very distressing.
Our team of experienced podiatrists has treated all types of foot conditions and will have you back wearing your favourite pair of sandals in no time.
There are a wide range of complications associated with diabetes, including nerve damage and poor blood flow affecting the feet. Infection from small cuts and bruises is also common, with reduced blood flow impacting the ability of the body to heal naturally.
A podiatrist can help develop a detailed foot-care plan that will proactively manage the typical complications of diabetes, providing you with a better quality of life for longer.
Small shoes, foot stress, and arthritis can all contribute to the development of bunions, which are bony bumps found at the base of the big toe. Bunions can be quite painful and limit the movement of your toe.
Your podiatrist may recommend a range of treatment options; everything from wearing special cushioning pads to having the bunion surgically removed. Early intervention is key; if you believe you are suffering from bunions, contact Freedom Sports Medicine today.
Heel pain is debilitating and can be caused by a range of different issues. Perhaps your shoes don’t provide adequate support. Maybe your running technique is putting undue stress on the back of your foot.
Whatever the problem is, our team of experienced podiatrists possess the tools and knowledge to provide accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.
Children typically start to walk between 8 and 18 months old. At this point, you or your doctor may notice that your child is having difficulty with strength and balance.
This is nothing to be too concerned about; there are many developmental disorders that can be rectified with appropriate treatment. Our team of professionals can quickly diagnose the issue that is affecting your child’s mobility and provide a comprehensive treatment plan that will have them running amok in no time!
The structure of your foot can actually affect many other parts of your body, including your legs, hips, and back. Oftentimes, the root cause of pain in these areas is attributed to foot conditions.
Orthotics are designed to ensure the even distribution of pressure across the foot, and are often prescribed in addition to other forms of treatment. It’s important that your orthotics are measured and moulded by a professional Lilydale podiatrist; avoid over-the-counter solutions that may actually exacerbate the problem.
Know that something isn’t quite right with your feet but can’t put your finger on it? No problem at all; our biomechanical assessments are designed to provide our podiatrists with all the information they require in order to diagnose bone, muscular, and ligament issues. Using this information, we can prescribe an appropriate course of treatment that will provide relief from pain.
Freedom Sports Medicine — providing care to all
Here at Freedom Sports Medicine, we are passionate about providing high-quality care to all, from children to professional athletes. We offer a comprehensive range of services, including podiatry, and our clinicians work closely with each other to ensure no stone is left unturned in diagnosing and treating injury and disease.
If you’re searching for a Lilydale podiatrist, reach out to our friendly team today to learn more about the services we offer and organise your first appointment. We look forward to seeing you soon!