Our podiatrists in Emerald love working with great people. Our PridePlus Health clinic in Emerald, Greater Melbourne, is located within Emerald Medical Centre, an institution in the area which has undergone a major facelift in 2017. You can enter the clinic from Murphys Way where you will find off street parking out front.
Public Transport uses would be catching the 695(F) bus to the Emerald Interchange and walk around 300m to the clinic. From the main street, we are located next door to the Commonwealth Bank.
Podiatrist in Emerald
First-rate Emerald podiatry care is what you can expect from PridePlus Health. Whether you are younger, older, or somewhere in the middle, feet play an important role in your daily life. If you need access to a podiatrist in Emerald, visit our clinic for access to the level of care you deserve. We offer a wide range of Emerald podiatry services designed to keep your feet healthy.
Podiatry Services in our Emerald Clinic
Be proactive about caring for your feet by visiting our PridePlus Health clinic when your feet need attention. Below are the podiatry care services available at PridePlus Health's clinic in Emerald, Victoria.
Foot, Heel, and Ankle Pain Diagnosis and Treatment
Foot, heel, and ankle pain can have many possible sources, from minor soft tissue irritations to complications related to diabetes or foot deformities. When you visit us in Emerald for any issues related to foot pain, you’ll receive a thorough evaluation that includes appropriate testing and personalised treatment recommendations.
Kids Podiatrist Services in Emerald
Children aren’t just small adults. Kids have unique foot needs that our children’s podiatrists in Emerald are trained to address. We diagnose and treat a variety of foot issues specific to children, including:
- Juvenile Bunion deformities
- Paediatric flat foot
- Growing pains
- Foot discomfort related to juvenile arthritis
- Curly toes
Orthotics and Custom Made Orthotics
Whether you’re living with chronic foot pain or experiencing discomfort linked to flat feet, there are many reasons why you may benefit from over-the-counter and customer made orthotics. Orthotic insoles are designed to alter foot pressure and reduce injury risk. If you need custom orthotics, your specially crafted support device will be based on an individual biomechanical profile. Our Emerald podiatrists consider several factors with custom orthotics, including:
- Injury history
- Foot/ankle joint axis and position
- Joint range
- Injury risk factors
Diabetic Foot Care
Diabetes is a disease that can take a serious toll on feet. Even a small cut on the bottom of a foot or in between a toe that goes untreated can be serious. This is why we provide comprehensive podiatry services for diabetic foot care for our diabetic patients in Emerald.
Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment
While anyone may develop foot ulcers, they are more common in diabetics. Diabetic neuropathy (nerve damage), poor circulation, high blood sugar, and open wounds on feet are among the factors that can contribute to foot ulcers in diabetics. Prompt treatment from an Emerald podiatrist at PridePlus Health can reduce the risk of experiencing serious complications.
Diabetic Foot Examinations
With diabetes, it’s best to catch potential problems as soon as possible. Coming in for regular diabetic foot exams is one way to spot potential issues early. During a diabetic foot risk exam, a PridePlus Health podiatrist will:
- Perform a physical examination
- Do reflex and vibration testing to look for nerve damage in feet
- Ask about any unusual foot pain or recent injuries
- Perform specialised diagnostic tests to check circulation in feet
Sports Injury Treatment
We routinely work with athletes or all ages and skill levels dealing with foot and lower limb injuries related to sports. Our trained podiatrists with special interest and experience in sports injuries, know how to meticulously assess strains and sprains and treat acute or chronic foot, ankle, leg, and knee injuries commonly experienced by athletes. Prevention of future issues is an equally important part of our approach to sports injury treatment. We treat all types of sports-related injuries, including ones involving:
- Toenail injuries
- Heel and arch pain and Achilles pain
- PFJ or ITB pain affecting knees
- Broken bones and stress fractures
Ingrown Toenail Treatment and Removal
When our nail pieces place pressure on the adjacent skin, the result can be an ingrown toenail. Avoid the risk of infection or complications by coming to our clinic to have a podiatrist evaluate the affected toenail to determine if home care is appropriate or if professional ingrown toenail removal – a simple procedure that can be performed at our clinic – is necessary.
Corns and Calluses Treatment and Removal
The purpose of corns and calluses is to protect sensitive skin on your feet. Yet these patches of thick, dry skin that usually form around toes and along the bottoms of feet can sometimes be painful. Podiatrists at PridePlus Health cannot only treat corns and calluses – but they can also take steps to prevent future problems!
Ankle Sprains Treatment
If you’re an athlete, you’re probably no stranger to ankle sprains. However, any movement that stretches the strong ligaments that support your ankle can become sprained if they are stretched beyond their normal limit. When you come to PridePlus Health for a sprained ankle, treatment will depend on the severity of the sprain. Treatment options include exercise therapy, orthotic therapy, footwear changes medication, and surgery when necessary.
Shin splints (medial tibial stress syndrome) are another common sports-related injury we treat at PridePlus. When you come to PridePlus with shin splints, the muscles, tendons, and bone tissue located around your tibia will be examined so a treatment recommendation can be made.
Bunions, Hammertoes, and other Toe Deformities
Toe deformities can be mild enough to cause little or no discomfort or severe enough to cause debilitating pain. At PridePlus Health, we treat all types of toe deformities, including two of the most common ones – bunions and hammertoes.
Bunions progressively develop over time as the big toe drifts towards the lesser toes. If a toe is bent because of a weakened muscle, it’s referred to as a hammertoe. Both of these toe deformities sometimes respond well to the use of pads or insoles that shift toe positioning. In case of a severe toe deformity, our podiatry team work closely with Melbourne’s top surgeons to address underlying structure and help you achieve your goals for cosmesis and function.
Nail and Skin Fungus
Fungal infections can affect nails on toes and skin on feet by getting into the affected area through cuts or cracks. Because different kinds of fungi can affect nails, it’s important to have persistent, recurring, or severe fungal infections evaluated and treated by a podiatrist at PridePlus Health in Emerald.