What is “General Foot Care”?
At the Essendon Foot Clinic we pride ourselves on the importance we place on general foot care. Over the years many young and newly graduated podiatrists have shunned away from what we feel is the back bone of a general podiatry clinic. Many of them believe that it isn’t sexy, maybe it isn’t, but just ask someone who has an ingrown toenail, a wart on the sole of their forefoot or an abscess under a dorsal corn on the 5th toe. Provide relief to that person and allow them to maintain their mobility and comfort and then realize how important this field of work is in a general podiatry setting. We know that it is the treatment of these small problems that often avoids more serious issues developing. We all know the problems, cracked or fissured heels, excessive sweating and foot odour, callouses on the ball of the feet from too many high heeled shoes or a bleed under a nail from last night’s netball game, we offer care, advice and treatment for many different conditions. No problem too big or too small for adult and child alike. Most importantly the staff at the Essendon Foot Clinic can offer advice to help stop these conditions from returning in the future to ensure happy and healthy feet.