Podiatrists are healthcare professionals who have been trained to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs.
They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections.
They can give you and your family advice on how to look after your feet and what type of shoes to wear.
Biomechanical assessment checks could ascertain the cause of aching feet and painful lower limb problems which are often due to misalignment of the soft tissue and joints in the foot structure, and negative (vulgus) heel strike, which can lead to aches, pains, sprains, over pronation (arch collapse), and also sports related overuse injuries. This in turn can affect posture and gait, as every step we take impacts upwards through the body.
Podiatrists can also treat and alleviate day-to-day foot problems, including: