What is a Podiatrist?

Have you ever wondered what exactly a podiatrist does? Keep reading for the answer!

Contrary to popular belief, podiatrists don’t just cut toenails!

Podiatrists are specialists in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of lower limb and foot conditions. Some of the common problems we can help with include:

Routine nail care.

Corns and calluses.


Tinea infections.

– Blister management.

Fungal nails

Ingrown toenails.

– Heel pain in children (Sever’s disease)

Orthotic prescription.

Ankle sprains.

Plantar fasciitis.

Stress fractures.

– Achilles pain.

– Bursitis/synovitis

– Neuromas.

Knee pain.

Diabetes assessments to check on the health of your feet.

– Footwear advice.

– Wound management.

Children’s foot assessments.


We are armed with a wealth of knowledge of these areas and are able to work with you to provide the best health outcomes possible. We also work closely with other health professionals including general practitioners, physiotherapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, wound specialists and endocrinologists to provide holistic care to all of our patients.

Here at Watsonia Podiatry, we are extremely passionate about podiatry and will work with you to get you back on your feet doing the things you love as quickly as possible. If you need any help with your feet, call us on 03 9111 7668 or book an appointment online.

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