Why visit a podiatrist
Foot pain is often a sign that there is something that needs attention with your feet

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Active Care Podiatry – Capalaba & Victoria Point

Phone:(07) 3823 5423
Fax: 07 3823 4442

Our reception hours are from 8am until 6pm Monday to Friday.

If you have any questions our friendly receptionists will be more than happy to answer your queries.

Capalaba:
147 Redland Bay Rd,
Capalaba,
Brisbane,
Queensland 4157

Victoria Point:
Unit 6/119 Colburn Avenue,
Victoria Point,
Brisbane,
Queensland 4165

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Sorry we are closed. Please call back during business hours
Monday8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM — 12:00 PM
SundayClosed

If you have any questions regarding appointment times, please contact our receptionist at 3823 5423.

Why Visit A Podiatrist – 11 Top Reasons

When it comes to maintaining overall health and well-being, many people tend to overlook the importance of foot care. Our feet play a vital role in our daily lives, supporting our weight, providing stability, and allowing us to perform various activities. However, foot problems can arise due to various reasons, such as injury, biomechanical issues, or underlying medical conditions. This is where the podiatrists (foot specialist) at Active Care Podiatry Foot Clinc, can make a significant difference. Lets take a look at the most common reasons why it is essential to see a podiatrist for expert foot care, the benefits they offer, and how they can improve your quality of life.

1 – Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis occurs when the plantar fascia, a band of tissue on the bottom of the foot, becomes inflamed due to overuse and microdamage. This often leads to heel pain that is particularly noticeable in the mornings or after periods of rest. A podiatrist can provide valuable guidance by recommending orthotic insoles specifically designed for plantar fasciitis. These insoles aim to reduce tension in the plantar fascia, allowing it to rest and heal. By supporting the arch and providing cushioning, orthotic insoles can alleviate discomfort and promote the healing process. Seeking the expertise of a podiatrist for plantar fasciitis can make a significant difference in managing your symptoms and facilitating a quicker recovery.

Heel Pain - Active Care Podiatry Capalaba
Heel pain is often a sign that there is something mechanically wrong with your foot

2 – Custom Orthotics

Custom orthotics for feet are specialized shoe inserts designed to support and align the feet, providing relief from various foot conditions and pain. Podiatrists are highly skilled healthcare professionals who can accurately diagnose the underlying cause of your foot pain and determine if custom orthotics are appropriate for your specific condition. To create custom orthoitcs we will conduct a thorough assessment of your foot structure, biomechanics, and gait pattern to create custom orthotics tailored to your unique needs. These orthotics are crafted to address specific issues such as arch support, cushioning, and realignment, aiming to alleviate foot pain and improve overall foot function. Unlike over-the-counter inserts, custom orthotics offer superior comfort, support, and long-term benefits as they are precisely designed to fit your feet.

3 – Heel pain and Heel Spurs

Heel spurs are often associated with plantar fasciitis, where increased tension in the plantar fascia from factors like overpronation or arch collapse leads to the overworking of its origin. This excessive pressure can cause the bone to react and develop a heel spur. When addressing heel spurs, orthotics play a crucial role by focusing on both arch support and cushioning the heel. The arch support helps limit the growth of the spur, while the heel cushioning provides comfort to the foot during the recovery process. By consulting a foot pain specialist podiatrist, you can receive tailored orthotic solutions that address the root cause of your heel pain and spur, promoting healing and relieving discomfort.

4 – Flat feet

Flat feet are characterized by the collapse or lack of arches, which can lead to instability and place additional strain on the muscles, joints, and ligaments of the foot. The repetitive movement involved in activities like walking, with an average of 10,000 steps per day, can result in wear and tear on the functional structures of the foot, leading to pain and discomfort. When addressing flat feet, orthotic insoles provide valuable support. These insoles are designed to not only support the foot but also cushion it, limiting the impact forces and slowing down pronation. By consulting a podiatrist, you can receive customized orthotic insoles that specifically address the needs of your flat feet. These insoles can alleviate pain, enhance stability, and promote proper foot alignment, allowing you to engage in daily activities with greater comfort and reduced risk of further complications. Seeking professional care from a podiatrist is essential for effectively managing flat feet.

5 – Corns and calluses – General Treatment

Corns and calluses are thickened areas of skin that develop as a protective response to friction and pressure. While they are common and often manageable, severe or recurrent corns and calluses can cause pain and interfere with daily activities. A Podiatrist is a foot care dr that possess the knowledge and tools to safely remove thickened skin, relieving pain and discomfort. Additionally, podiatrists can identify the underlying cause of corns and calluses, such as poor footwear choices or foot abnormalities, and provide recommendations to prevent their recurrence. Seeking the expertise of a podiatrist ensures that you receive personalized treatment, proper foot care advice, and long-term management strategies.

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6 -Ingrown toenails

Ingrown toenails occur when the edge of a toenail grows into the surrounding skin, leading to pain, redness, swelling, and potential infection. While some cases can be managed at home, recurrent or severe ingrown toenails require the expertise of a podiatrist. Podiatrists at Active Care Foot Care Clinic are specialized healthcare professionals who can accurately diagnose and effectively treat ingrown toenails. They have the necessary tools and knowledge to safely remove the ingrown portion of the nail and provide appropriate wound care to promote healing. Moreover, podiatrists can identify underlying factors contributing to ingrown toenails, such as improper nail trimming or structural abnormalities, and offer preventive measures to minimize the risk of future occurrences.

7 – Bunions

Bunions are bony protrusions that develop at the base of the big toe, causing the joint to become misaligned and the toe to angle towards the other toes. While bunions can be hereditary, they can also be exacerbated by factors such as improper footwear or foot structure. Podiatrists are highly skilled healthcare professionals who specialize in foot and ankle conditions, including bunions. Our team at Active Care Podiatry Foot and Ankle Clinic will condect a comprehensive evaluation to assess the severity of the bunion and its impact on your foot function. Podiatrists offer a range of treatment options, including conservative measures like footwear modifications, padding, and orthotics to alleviate symptoms and slow down the progression of the bunion. In more severe cases, surgical intervention may be recommended to correct the deformity and relieve pain. By seeking the expertise of a podiatrist for bunions, you can receive personalized treatment plans, expert advice, and long-term management strategies

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8 -Diabetes

Diabetes can lead to various foot complications due to reduced blood circulation and nerve damage. These complications include neuropathy, foot ulcers, and infections that can be severe and challenging to heal. Podiatrists understand the unique needs of individuals with diabetes and can provide specialized foot care. They can conduct regular foot screenings to identify any potential issues, offer preventive measures to reduce the risk of complications, and develop personalized treatment plans if problems arise. Regular visits to a podiatrist allow for early detection and prompt intervention, helping to prevent serious complications and maintain optimal foot health.

9 – Children’s Foot and Heel Pain (Severs Disease)

Sever’s disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis, is a common condition that affects children and adolescents during periods of rapid growth. It occurs when the growth plate in the heel becomes inflamed, causing heel pain. At our Capalaba and Victoria Point clinics we can accurately diagnose Sever’s disease and provide appropriate treatment. They have a deep understanding of pediatric foot conditions and can offer tailored interventions to alleviate heel pain and promote healing. Treatment may include activity modifications, stretching exercises, footwear recommendations, and orthotic devices to support the foot and reduce strain on the heel.

Causes of Foot Pain

10 – Burning Feet and Numbness (Mortons Neuroma)

Burning feet and numbness can be indicative of underlying conditions such as peripheral neuropathy or nerve compression, which require proper diagnosis and management. Our team have an in-depth knowledge of foot and ankle conditions, including neuropathies. They can conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms, perform diagnostic tests, and identify the underlying cause of your burning feet and numbness. Once a diagnosis is made, they can develop personalized treatment plans to address the root cause and alleviate your symptoms. Treatment options may include medication, physical therapy, orthotic devices, or lifestyle modifications.

11 – General Nail Care

If you’re facing challenges with general nail care, such as difficulty reaching your nails, problem nails, thick or discoloured nails that are hard to cut, or even a fungal infection, seeking the expertise of a podiatrist is highly recommended. Podiatrists specialize in foot and nail health, making them the ideal professionals to address these concerns.

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CONTACT US

Active Care Podiatry – Capalaba & Victoria Point

Phone:(07) 3823 5423
Fax: 07 3823 4442

Our reception hours are from 8am until 6pm Monday to Friday.

If you have any questions our friendly receptionists will be more than happy to answer your queries.

Capalaba:
147 Redland Bay Rd,
Capalaba,
Brisbane,
Queensland 4157

Victoria Point:
Unit 6/119 Colburn Avenue,
Victoria Point,
Brisbane,
Queensland 4165

CLINIC HOURS

 

Sorry we are closed. Please call back during business hours
Monday8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Tuesday8:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Wednesday8:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Thursday8:00 AM — 6:00 PM
Friday8:00 AM — 5:00 PM
Saturday8:00 AM — 12:00 PM
SundayClosed

If you have any questions regarding appointment times, please contact our receptionist at 3823 5423.