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Heel Fissures

Heel fissures or ‘cracked heels’ are usually caused by a combination of dry skin and stress to the skin.

Fungal Nails

Fungal infection of the toe nails (onychomycosis) can be painful and unsightly causing thickened, brittle....

Footwear Assessment

The features and the fit of your footwear can both have a significant impact on foot health, comfort and function.

Dry Needling

Dry needling may be used by Podiatrists at ProCare Podiatry as part of the management plan for neuromuscular conditions...

Corns / Callus

Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin that develop when your skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure.

Bunions

Bunions (HAV – hallux abducto valgus) can be a real pain in the...foot! Bunions can occur at the 1st or the...

Gait Analysis

Gait disorders can lead to falls or overuse injuries and can impact quality of life or physical freedoms.

Orthotic Therapy

Orthotics (foot orthoses) are specialised shoe inserts designed to support, align, or improve the function of the foot.

Diabetes Foot Care

Did you know that every two hours someone in Australia will undergo an amputation as a result of diabetes-related foot disease?

Nail Surgery / Ingrown Toenails

ProCare Podiatrists are experts in the management of ingrown toe nails. Some common causes of ingrown toe nails ...

Heel Pain

Don’t let heel pain slow you down! Plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles tendonosis, stress fractures..whatever the cause of your...

Heel Fissures

Heel fissures or ‘cracked heels’ are usually caused by a combination of dry skin and stress to the skin. Deep, painful cracks can form around the heel, sometimes making it painful to walk. Often callus is also present. If left untreated, fissures can bleed and become so deep that they lead to more serious complications, especially for people with diabetes or vascular disease. When the skin is cracked, it creates a potential entry point for bacteria, which can lead to infection. Prevent problems and see a podiatrist at ProCare Podiatry today!

Fungal Nails

Fungal infection of the toe nails (onychomycosis) can be painful and unsightly causing thickened, brittle, crumbly and discoloured nails. One or multiple nails can be affected. Commonly there is also a history of fungal infection of the skin around or between the toes too (tinea pedis). There are a range of treatment options available for fungal nail infections, some more effective than others. See a podiatrist at ProCare to discuss the best treatment options for you!

Footwear Assessment

The features and the fit of your footwear can both have a significant impact on foot health, comfort and function. Podiatrists at ProCare can assess your footwear and wear patterns in the context of your foot type and any concerns you may have and provide you with tailored footwear advice. Treat your feet and see ProCare Podiatry for footwear advice!

Dry Needling

Dry needling may be used by Podiatrists at ProCare Podiatry as part of the management plan for neuromuscular conditions, for relieving pain, and/or for improving range of motion. Dry Needling involves inserting very fine needles into ‘trigger points’ in the muscle belly. Rest assured; most patients report very little, if any, discomfort during this treatment.
We often get asked ‘is Dry Needling the same as Acupuncture?” The answer is no. Whilst both can share a common aim of providing pain relief, the practices are otherwise very different. The main difference is that Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese Medicine practice and treats for the purpose of altering the flow of Qi (or energy) along traditional Chinese meridians whilst Dry Needling is a Western practice that follows evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of specific conditions.

Corns/Callus

Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin that develop when your skin tries to protect itself against friction and pressure. Corns differ from callus in that there is usually a hard ‘plug’ of callus over a very localised area of pressure and they are almost always painful. We do not recommend the use of over-the-counter pharmacy remedies as these often contain keratolytics (acids designed to ‘melt’ away layers of hardened skin). Not only do these products only remove the top layers of hardened skin, leaving the painful ‘plug’ behind, they also come with the risk of causing blistering to the surrounding healthy skin. At ProCare Podiatry, we can remove corns and callus with minimal discomfort and help you address the cause of your lesions to prevent reoccurrence!

Bunions

Bunions (HAV – hallux abducto valgus) can be a real pain in the…foot! Bunions can occur at the 1st or the 5th toe (Tailor’s bunion/bunionette). Bunions can often run in the family and can be made worse from poor fitting footwear, poor foot mechanics, or activities that excessively load the toe joints such as some forms of dancing. ProCare Podiatrists aim to assist in relieving pain and preventing bunions from progressing with conservative measures that take pressure off the toe joint and improve foot mechanics. Bunions generally don’t require surgery unless there is an underlying deformity that can’t otherwise be corrected or the pain becomes debilitating despite conservative treatment.

Gait Analysis

Gait disorders can lead to falls or overuse injuries and can impact quality of life or physical freedoms. During gait analysis, your body’s movements are observed, measured, recorded and assessed. At ProCare Podiatry we use this information to formulate a management plan to help us help you!

Orthotic Therapy

Orthotics (foot orthoses) are specialised shoe inserts designed to support, align, or improve the function of the foot. Today there are many different kinds of orthotics commercially available; however, the orthotics recommended by your podiatrist are prescription devices, custom-made to suit your individual needs and biomechanics. Don’t be fooled by gimmicks and unsubstantiated claims – see a qualified podiatrist at ProCare for expert advice on orthotic therapy.

Diabetes Foot Care

Did you know that every two hours someone in Australia will undergo an amputation as a result of diabetes-related foot disease?^ Did you also know that diabetes-related foot ulcers are reported as the leading cause of amputation in Australia?^ Proper footcare is especially critical for people with Diabetes. Regardless of your age, general health or whether you have Type 1 (IDDM) or Type 2 (NIDDM) diabetes, it is recommended you have your feet checked at least every 12 months by a podiatrist. All ProCare Podiatrists are trained in diabetic neurovascular assessment and are able to help educate you on how to care for your feet and reduce your risk of diabetes-related foot complications.

Nail Surgery/Ingrown Toenails

ProCare Podiatrists are experts in the management of ingrown toe nails. Some common causes of ingrown toe nails may include:
In many cases, ingrown toenails can be effectively managed by your podiatrist using conservative measures. In the case of any signs of infection (heat, pain, redness, swelling, odour, exudate) it is important to seek prompt assessment from your podiatrist or GP as antibiotic therapy may be required. The risk of complications is higher if you have diabetes or other conditions that cause poor circulation. Should ingrown toenails be recurrent or persistent, a minor procedure can be performed by ProCare Podiatrists under local anaesthetic to remove a portion or all of the nail. This procedure can be performed as a permanent procedure (so that the removed nail portion will not grow back) if desired.

Wart Treatment

Plantar warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). The warts are hard, grainy, or fleshy growths that can be painful and make walking or wearing footwear difficult. Sometimes warts are mistaken for corns or callus resulting in poor treatment outcomes.

Plantar warts are spread through direct contact – either with someone that has the virus, or from sharing bathrooms, shoes and socks with someone who has the virus. This means warts can quickly spread through families or those sharing living quarters if care is not taken. Once you have the virus, it will be in your system for life, even if you don’t have any warts at the time. As the virus is highly contagious, it’s important to seek plantar wart treatment early.
While plantar warts can affect anyone of any age, they tend to be more common in children. This is thought to be because their immune system hasn’t reached full maturity. At ProCare Podiatry we offer Gold Standard treatments that are suitable for all ages and pain tolerance levels.

Heel Pain

Don’t let heel pain slow you down! Plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, Achilles tendonosis, stress fractures..whatever the cause of your heel pain, at ProCare Podiatry we’re here to help!