Podiatrists are foot doctors who prevent and treat common foot problems, and advise you on healthy foot care. Some of the conditions addressed by a podiatrist include bunions, corns and calluses, dry and cracked feet, and ingrown toenails. They also specialise in fitting orthotics, such as insoles and arch supports, customised to treat or correct various foot abnormalities.
A podiatrist also plays a vital role in the management and control of diabetic foot problems such as sores, infections and ulcers. Regular inspection of your feet, early detection and prompt treatment of these foot conditions by your podiatrist, and attention to the right footwear, go a long way in preventing serious complications of diabetic feet.