FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a podiatrist? – A podiatrist is the primary care giver to the feet. Said another way, podiatrists help treat foot pain and foot conditions. The treatment can range from minor surgery for ingrown nails to custom made innersoles for biomechanical problems. Some common problems that podiatrists treat are: heel pain, shin pain, ingrown nails, corns, callus and footwear advice. If you are unsure if we can help you, please call our clinic at (07) 3823 5423.

What should I wear?– Shorts or loose fitting comfortable clothing. For a complete biomechanical assessment to be done, we will need to be able to examine your feet, knees and hips.

Can a podiatrist help me? If we are unable to help you with your problem, there will be no gap for your consultation.

What conditions can Active Care Podiatry Treat?
Podiatrists are trained to treat conditions of the foot and lower limb. Examples of conditions Active Care Podiatry can treat are:

  • Corns
  • Callus
  • Warts
  • Clawing Toes
  • Tinea
  • Cracked Heels
  • Diabetes and its complications – Peripheral Neuropathy, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Foot Ulcers
  • Fungal Nails
  • Thickened Nails
  • Ingrown Toenails (including surgery)
  • Shin Splints/Shin Pain
  • Bunions
  • Arch pain – E.g. Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spurs
  • Neuroma Pain
  • All foot and ankle related musculoskeletal pain
  • Fallen Arches or High Arches
  • Stress Fractures
  • Achilles Tendonosis/Tendonitis
  • Hammer Toes
  • Blisters
  • Footwear Issues – both sports or casual
  • Ankle Pain, Chronic Ankle Sprains
  • Arthritic Pain – E.g. Rheumatoid or Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Pain – E.g. Patellofemeral Joint Pain Syndrome

Do I need an appointment to see a podiatrist? Yes.

Do I need a referral to see a podiatrist? No.