Podiatrists examine, diagnose, and treat conditions of the human foot and associated structures. They prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections. They consult and treat all age groups.
People living with diabetes benefit from seeing a podiatrist regularly. Common complications of diabetes include nerve damage and circulatory problems which can lead foot problems such as ulcers and poor healing of wounds. A Podiatrist can spot the signs of a problem in the early stages and prevent progression to a more serious problem. In this way the most dreaded of complications, amputation, can be avoided.
They also will carry out routine care of feet and toes which further improves foot health.