Hoppers Crossing Family Chiropractic Massage and Acupuncture Centre - Foot Clinic - Podiatry
Servicing areaHoppers Crossing, Point Cook, Werribee, Altona, Wyndham, Derrimut, Tarneit, Truganina, Williams Landing, Altona Meadows, Wyndhamvale 3029, 3030 and 3028
Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower leg.
Within the field of podiatry, practitioners can focus on many different specialty areas, including surgery, sports medicine, biomechanics, geriatrics, paediatrics, orthopaedics, or primary care. Podiatrists diagnose and treat abnormalities of the lower limb.
They give professional advice on the prevention of foot problems and on proper care of the foot. Patients will be of all ages from infants to the elderly. Prevention is another area of their specialty. There are many different health issues that a podiatrist attends to.
They aim to correct any issues such as deformities if possible and prevent certain conditions from worsening or occurring as well as attempt to aid individuals in maintaining as normal an amount of functioning and mobility as possible.
Podiatry at Pall & Co, have been caring for their patients for over 20 years with specialist foot and lower limb care. Their mission is to provide you with the best podiatric care utilising the latest techniques, research and technology.
All podiatrists are qualified to provide all facets of podiatric care from general podiatry, diabetic foot care, sports, children and all biomechanical conditions.
The Podiatry Clinic is open Monday to Saturday and late night appointments are available, we endeavor to see all new patients within 24 hours.
We accept Medicare referrals and we do bulk bill, so that you have no additional fee. We provide instant rebates (through HICAPS), on the spot for the patients with Private Health Insurance. Medicare rebates are also available for your patients who have a chronic illness (such as Diabetes). Please feel free to refer any EPC’s (Enhanced Primary Care).
Please note: as we bulk bill, there is no gap for Medicare claims. Gold Card/ White Card holders (DVA) are welcome to the practice.
If you feel that we like to discuss these services further, please feel free to contact the Clinic 9748 6666
Dr Amandeep Pall Podiatrist
Foot Problems treated by Podiatrists
- skin problems
- calluses and corns
- nail disorders, such as ingrown toenails
- foot injuries
- foot infections
- overuse injuries of the foot and ankle.
- reduced blood flow to the feet
- cuts and abrasions slow to heal
- damaged nerves in the foot
- reduced ability to feel minor trauma.
- have at least an annual foot check-up
- manage foot problems eg corns, calluses or ingrown nails
- Stress fractures of bones
- Arch pain or pain underneath the heel
- Plantar fasciitis
- Inflammation of the tendon at the back of the ankle
- Achilles Tendinopathy
- pain at the base of the big toe - sesamoiditis
- Foot, arch, ankle or knee pain when walking or running
Foot problems in children
- problems with their walking, feet or legs. foot or leg pain
- walking on tip toes
- walking and running awkwardly
- skin and nail problems like warts, tinea or ingrown toe nails
- feet affected by genetic conditions (such as Down syndrome).
Picking the right shoes for your feet
Podiatrists can advise about how to choose the right shoes for your feet.
People who spend long periods of time on their feet, or those with arthritis, may have special footwear needs.
A good shoe should have:
- a firm heel counter that fits snugly around the back of the foot to avoid slipping during walking
- sufficient depth and width at the toes. There should always be a short space between the tip of the longest toe and the end of the shoe
- an upper made from a natural material, such as leather, that allows the foot to 'breathe'
- a sole made from a material like rubber. This provides good shock absorption and is less slippery than leather.
Podiatrists can prescribe inserts for shoes
Podiatrists sometimes prescribe foot orthoses or orthotics.
These are specially designed shoe inserts that help support the feet and correct any imbalances. There are a variety of foot orthoses that may be recommended, such as a universal type arch insert that provides some foot support, or an insert that is custom-made for your feet. These inserts help:
- reduce forces on your feet
- enable your feet to work in the most stable and efficient position for activity
- reduce pain in the feet and in joints like the knees and hips.