What can you expect when visiting the Podiatrist?

Many people don’t know what to expect when visiting the podiatrist for the first time. There are a few elements to the podiatrist that are similar to visiting any other medical professional, whether it’s a physiotherapist or a GP.

Firstly your podiatrist will take a detailed history of the problem or injury that you are visiting them for. Information like the cause, the type and severity of pain and things that flare it up all help with the diagnosis and management plan.

The next step involves assessment and testing. Walking pattern, where the pain is specifically and muscle tightness all can contribute to injuries and what the specific injury is.

From there the podiatrist will begin treatment. This involves both short term treatment in the room like muscle release and taping, as well as long term treatment including stretching and exercises.

If you have any concerns with your feet and lower legs a visit to the podiatrist can help to answer many questions and get them feeling as good as possible. Call our clinic on (07) 3823 5423 to book an appointment.