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General Podiatry

Healthy feet, happy life.

The A To Z Of Podiatry

Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of the feet and lower limbs. While it’s primarily associated with the feet, podiatry also extends to the lower legs, and the benefits of podiatry may be felt all the way from your toes to your head. Head, shoulders, knees and toes indeed!

You may decide to see a podiatrist if you experience issues with your feet, such as plantar fasciitis (heel pain), arthritis, flat feet, sprains, or anything else that affects your feet or lower legs. You may also be referred to a podiatrist if another medical professional suspects an issue stems from your feet or your legs without you even realising it! An experienced podiatrist is well-versed in all things feet, ankles, and legs and aims to do all they can to get you moving as freely as possible, as quickly as possible. 

Common Podiatry Conditions

The foot is a complex structure, and pain may occur in many different areas, including the toes, sole, forefoot, rearfoot and ankle.
Knee pain may develop for a number of reasons and in people of any age.
Skin and nail conditions that may affect the feet include ingrown toenails, plantar warts, corns and calluses, and more.
Having little legs and feet doesn’t exempt kids from pain! Identifying causes of pain as early as possible is incredibly important for their growth and development.
Issues with the feet and legs can have far-reaching effects, such as to the hips and lower back.
People with diabetes and certain other medical conditions may be more at risk of developing problems with their feet than others.
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What To Expect From Podiatry

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1. Assessment

Your podiatrist should assess the area you’re concerned about, whether it be on the sole of your foot, around a toenail, or in your ankles, knees, or hips. This may involve them looking at and touching the area and watching you walk to determine the possible cause of your problem.
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2. Diagnosis

With this information, your podiatrist should come to a conclusion and offer a diagnosis of your condition. If necessary X-Rays, ultrasound and MRI may be ordered to clarify your diagnosis.
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3. Treatment

After diagnosing your condition, your podiatrist will determine and recommend the best possible treatment plan for you.

How We Treat Your Feet

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Posture And Biomechanics

The way you hold your body when you move and when you’re still may play large roles in any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing.

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Rehabilitation

There are many forms of rehabilitation for feet, including dry needling, joint mobilisation, stretching, strengthening and shockwave.

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Walking Running And Falls Assessment

Assessing your gait— the way you walk and run— may be useful in preventing injuries and avoidable falls.

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Footwear And Orthotics

The correct footwear is key, while orthotics may be fitted to a wide range of footwear types to help you and your children move painlessly and more efficiently.

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Ingrown Toenail Treatment

Ingrown toenail treatments vary from conservative methods to surgical options, all of which we aim to make as painless as possible.

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Painless Cosmetic Toenail Surgery

In some cases, removing a portion of an ingrown toenail may be recommended. We take every precaution to do this painlessly and cosmetically. Local anesthetic is available when needed.

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Why Foot and Leg Pain Centre?

30+ Years Of Experience

Dr Angus Chard, PhD, is a second generation podiatrist with over 30 years of clinical experience.

Wide Range Of Treatments

We offer many forms of treatment and will discuss all of your options with you.

Evidence-Based Treatments

With a Doctorate and extensive clinical experience, Dr Angus Chard, PhD, recognises the importance of balancing evidence with clinical experience.

Referrals From Practitioners

Practitioners: Podiatry treatment is aimed at helping your patients stay independently active. Do you believe any of your patients may benefit from podiatry treatment? If so, we’re happy to accept your referrals. With a focus on complex and chronic foot and leg pain, we can provide quality care in a welcoming environment. We are also happy to collaborate with you and receive your patients under the Enhanced Primary Care Plan arrangement. Reach out to our team today to learn more!

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Your General Podiatry Questions Answered

A podiatrist assesses your feet and lower legs to determine if there are any issues and, if so, how they may be able to help. At Foot and Leg Pain Centre, our focus is on restoring your physical freedom.
Podiatrists commonly treat conditions such as flat or highly arched feet, plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, skin and nail conditions, and people with conditions such as arthritis and diabetes.
General foot care involves washing and drying your feet well, keeping your toenails neat, and going to a podiatrist if you notice any potential issues.
Many people choose to see a podiatrist if they experience pain or discomfort in their feet or ankles or notice something such as a plantar wart, bunion, or a bothersome corn or callus. Additionally, people with diabetes should regularly see a podiatrist due to their increased risk of developing foot problems.
No, you do not need a referral to see a podiatrist.
Yes you will. It is anchored in our values to get you hip hop happy before walking out the door so that you may Leave Your Pain Behind.

Yes, we base our treatments on evidence, experience, and the individual patient’s needs and goals. Some of the studies referenced in this page include:

  • Blair, S. N. (2009). “Physical inactivity: the biggest public health problem of the 21st century.” British Journal of Sports Medicine 43(1): 1-2.

At the Foot and Leg Pain Centre, we regularly treat patients in Dural, NSW and the surrounding suburbs including Arcadia, Baulkham Hills, Beecroft, Bella Vista, Carlingford, Castle Hill, Cheltenham, Cherrybrook, Galston, Glenhaven, Hornsby, Kellyville, Norwest, Pennant Hills, Rouse Hill, Seven Hills, Thornleigh, Wahroonga, Westleigh & Winston Hills.

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Step Up Your Foot Health

At Foot and Leg Pain Centre, we’re here for all of your foot and leg concerns. Whether you’re a student, athlete, senior, or all of the above (go you!), you deserve to experience the physical freedom that podiatry treatment may offer. We aim to restore your physical freedom and get you back up and running as quickly and safely as possible. To get started, book your initial assessment.