Goulburn Podiatrist is a Podiatrist who specialises in foot problems. They are an expert in the foot, ankle, and lower limb. They treat a number of foot-related ailments including bunions, corns and calluses, hammer toe, hammer foot and hallux Rigidus. They prescribe a wide range of therapeutic and preventive services. Many of the Goulburn podiatrists will perform a full range of examinations and tests on your feet to diagnose your problem and help devise the most effective treatment plan for you. You should keep your feet examined and treated at least once every 6 months.
All Goulburn podiatrists use the same basic method when diagnosing foot problems. The first step is to take a complete and thorough medical history, perform a physical examination, order laboratory tests, order x-rays, and order surgical tests if indicated. During the foot exam, the podiatrist will use their expertise to determine the most appropriate diagnosis. During the laboratory tests, your feet will be evaluated for bone and joint condition, fractures, arthritis, skin disease, tendonitis, bursitis, cellulite and other conditions. The podiatrist will also discuss the possible treatments and decide which would be best for you.
Goulburn Podsiatrist can prescribe a variety of treatments including splints, shoe inserts, custom made orthotics, braces, shoe liners, and various forms of therapy. They are also capable of performing minor surgical procedures like arthroscopic surgery and coronal foot surgery. Most patients receive one or more of these procedures during their lifetime. In the last few years, more people have been opting for podiatric care than traditional medicine.