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Podiatry

Overview:

RAK Hospital Podiatry Clinic is a specialist foot clinic offering treatment for a variety of issues affecting the foot and leg. Our Podiatrist is specifically trained to diagnose and treat problems of the toes and nails, feet, heels and ankles and is fully licensed by the Ministry Of Health.

Common problems treated are:

  • Flat feet
  • Bunions
  • Heel pain
  • General foot pain
  • Ingrown toe nails
  • Corns and callous
  • Wound care and dressing on the foot and ankle
  • Tendonitis
  • Fallen arches
  • Ankle problems
  • Abnormal walking
  • Diabetic Foot and its associated complications

Services:

  • Nail Bracing for curling toe nails
  • Debridement of corns and callous
  • Toe nail surgery
  • Cutting and management of difficult thickened toe nails
  • Diabetic foot screening and assessment
  • Computerized Gait Analysis
  • Full biomechanics assessment of lower limb
  • Provision of Orthotics/insoles, and orthotic devices
  • Footwear advice
  • Patient education

Consultation:

Initial appointment where history of complaint and treatment plan is discussed with the patient and implemented.

Basic nail care: Patient may present with painful toe nails

Nail cutting and filing, reducing thickened nails with electric nail file and burs. Advice on correct nail cutting techniques for difficult nails. Maintaining healthy nails.

Nail bracing: Patient may present with painful toe nails

Curving (involuted) toe nails can be the precursor to ingrown to nails and the correct care of these is essential. Application of the nail brace can help position the nail so as to avoid the discomfort and complications associated with and ingrown toe nail.

Wound care: Patient may present with a wound on the foot or ankle

Following nail surgery; ongoing care of foot ulceration; minor wounds and blisters; minor infections

Protective and deflective padding: Used when treating wounds on the foot or ankle; for painful feet;

Deflecting the pressure away from healing wounds especially on the diabetic foot is necessary to aid healing and will reduce discomfort and pain associated with the complaint. Padding is also used in treatment of acute plantar fascitis and similar conditions of the foot and ankle.

Routine Podiatry: Patient may present with hard skin, corns, painful lesions on the foot/ankle

Sharp debridement of callous and corns; treatment of verruca; etc

Diabetic foot assessment: All Diabetic Patients should have an annual diabetic foot assessment as part of the ongoing preventative care of their foot and lower limb

Assessment of the vascular, neurological, biomechanical and physical condition of the foot, ankle and lower limb. Education regarding the diabetic foot and footwear. Referral to appropriate practitioners for further investigation/treatment. Follow-up appointment for repeat assessment (generally and annual assessment unless there are complications).

Biomechanical assessment and Gait Analysis: Patient may present with painful feet, ankle, legs

Assessment of patients' gait (walking) on treadmill, physical assessment of the lower limb, foot and ankle, postural assessment, computorised gait analysis, footwear assessment and advice, provision of 'off the shelf' or 'custom made' supports, orthotics (insoles) if required, physiotherapy and/or orthopedic referral if required.

Toe nail surgery: Patient may present with painful toe nails which may or may not have infection

Removal of part of or all of the toe nail under local anaesthetic, with or without chemical treatment of the area which prevents re-growth of the removed nail (98% successful). This is a fast, simple procedure which does not involve cutting or suturing of the skin.

Orthotics: Patient may present with painful feet, legs, ankles, abnormal walking

In the treatment of biomechanical conditions affecting the lower limb and postural conditions. E.g. flat foot, limb length difference etc.

Custom made Valinos: As above

These are sandals or flip-flops which are medial orthotics.

Ms. Cristina Fiol

Name : Ms. Cristina Fiol Designation : Podiatrist Speciality : Podiatry


Hotline Number: 07-222 5 555

MOH Approved: 145409-0030