Routine podiatry

Routine podiatry is about treating all types of common foot conditions that involve the skin and nails. Your Gold Coast podiatrist understands these conditions can be painful and impact your lifestyle. Whether you have painful nails, calluses or corns we have the podiatry solution to help.

Your local Gold Coast Podiatry clinic can treat:​

  • Fungal nails
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Thick nails
  • Foot Calluses
  • Corns
  • Plantar Warts
  • Cracked Heels
  • Blisters
  • Tinea (Athletes Foot)
  • Black toenails
  • Nail surgery
  • ​Nail infections
  • Foot Bunions

Do I have a fungal nail?

A fungal toenail is the result of a fungal infection in the nail, when a fungus spreads under the nail it can infect the nailbed. ​These are common signs of fungal toenails:
1. The nail may change colour turning yellow, brown or white
2. The nail looks dull and lifeless
3. The nail thickens or becomes rough to touch
4. The nail changes shape
5. The nail is brittle or crumbly
6. The nail separates from the nail bed
7. The nail is painful or tender to touch

​If you have a fungal toenail a podiatrist can confirm the diagnosis and, if necessary, send a nail scraping to pathology for confirmation.Fungal toenail cutting is very effective and can be discussed with your podiatrist to ensure you are getting the desired result.

​Call Gold Coast Podiatry clinic, Hip To Toe, on 07 5571 7329 and we can book you in to see a routine podiatrist for your fungal toenail treatment.

Podiatry Questions GC

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Do I have Ingrown Toenails?
When the nail cuts into the skin on one or other side of the nail bed it can cause an infection and become red, inflamed and painful. Ingrown toenails usually affect the big toe but they also affect the smaller toes. These are common signs of ingrown toenails:
1. Pain and tenderness in your toe on one or both sides of the nail.
​2. Pain along one of the nail margins, where the nail could be growing into the skin
3. Redness and heat around your toenail.
4. Swelling of your toe around the nail.
5. Infection around your toenail, possible liquid or pus discharge.
Ingrown toenails can be painful and upsetting, preventing an active lifestyle. Conservative podiatry treatment can be carried out by your podiatrist. However, if the problem persists, a simple nail surgery performed by your podiatrist under local anesthetic can remove the offending section of nail.  The Gold Coast Podiatrists at Hip To Toe are qualified to perform this for you.​Contact Hip To Toe Podiatry on 07 5571 7329.

I HAVE DIABETES, WHAT SHOULD I DO?

Diabetes can affect the feet dramatically. Your Podiatrist can do your diabetics foot checks to see how your diabetes has affected your feet. ​There can be loss of sensation, loss of blood circulation to the feet and increased pain.Your GP can refer you under an EPC to have your diabetics feet checks done at Hip To Toe and there is no out of pocket expense to you.

Your Podiatrist will ensure you are receiving the best possible care for your feet. If you have peripheral neuropathy (loss of nerve sensation) it is important to speak to a local gold coast podiatrist for your skin and toenail cutting, to ensure you dont have any injuries which could lead to a diabetic ulcer.

​Call Arundel Podiatrists Hip To Toe on 07 5571 7329

Will My Podiatry Treatment Work?

Reviews are an important part of your journey and will ensure we are on track with your podiatry treatment and the results you want to achieve. Your podiatrist will always listen to your concerns and alter their treatment accordingly.If you have plantar warts or hard foot calluses or you need your corns removing we can help.

To start your podiatry treatment call 07 5571 7329.

Do You Treat Children?

Children often suffer from structural conditions as well as ingrown toenails. These painful conditions are easy to treat and the sooner you start their podiatry treatment the sooner your little one can be back on their feet.​

We know you want your child’s podiatrist to be caring and understanding. At Hip To Toe your podiatrist will listen to your child as well as treat their heel pain, knee pain or leg pain. We have a proven and successful treatment for the following:

1. Hagland’s deformity
2. Osgood Schlatters
3. Sever’s disease
4. “Growing pains”
These conditions are treatable without medication or orthotics.

To make an appointment with your child’s podiatrist call 07 5571 7329.

Do I Need To Do Podiatry Exercises?
An exercise program can be used to improve the results your podiatrist achieves and help you maintain good podiatry foot health. The exercises are tailor-made for you, and your podiatrist can check your technique to ensure you are doing them correctly.
Your podiatry exercises are designed to:
1. ​Strengthen your muscles.
2. Stretch your tissues.
3. Improve your balance and coordination.
4. Free any restrictions in your muscles and joints.
Do I Need A Referral From My Doctor To See A Podiatrist?

You do not need a referral to see a podiatrist. ​However, your doctor can refer you to see a podiatrist under an EPC (Enhanced Primary Care Plan).​EPC’s are often given for diabetics foot checks. Our podiatrist can do your checks and your diabetics feet treatments. You can start an EPC at any time, even if you are already being treated by Hip To Toe. With an EPC Medicare can cover up to 5 podiatry treatments a year.

Don’t put up with pain any longer. A podiatrist is ready to help you.

FOR AN EFFECTIVE ROUTINE PODIATRY CLINIC ON THE GOLD COAST, CALL 07 5571 7329.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Do You Do?

We work to get people out of pain, out of orthotics and keep them away from surgery.

We realign subluxed joints in the foot and lower limb with a system known as MME (Mobilisations, Manipulations and Exercises).

The Mobilisations and Manipulations (which are called adjustments) are done in clinic by your structural practitioner. The corrective exercises are done by the client at home.

How Many Adjustments Will I Need?

Every client is different and everyone will respond differently to treatment.

Some clients come to me after being in pain for 50 years, while other clients come after being in pain for only a couple of weeks.

 These are just a few of the many factors that will influence how you respond to treatment:

  • the amount of time you have been in pain
  • the different treatments you have tried
  • the nature of your work
  • the sports you participate in
  • your home and family life

How Long Before The Pain Stops?

Some clients are pain-free within a few adjustments and for other clients it is a gradual improvement over time.

Clients that get the best results are those who do all of their corrective exercises as prescribed.

By doing your prescribed exercises you will give your body the best chance to heal, which will reduce the pain.

Do I Have To Keep Doing Adjustments After The Pain Stops?

Pain is the body’s way of indicating something is wrong. Pain usually comes after damage has been occurring for a long time.

Rather than only treating pain, it makes more sense to ensure the joints are always the best they can be so that you can participate in your activities without pain.

It is the same as going to your dentist for a check-up or taking your car to a mechanic for a service. It is always better to do maintenance.

After I have realigned the joints I work out a maintenance pathway to ensure you are able to carry on with your activities to the best of your abilities and pain free.

Do You Treat Everyone The Same?

Everyone is different. They have different problems, symptoms, and subluxations.

Each client is treated individually. They are given different adjustments, and their exercise program is specifically tailored for them.

By carrying out a treatment regime of MME (Mobilisation, Manipulation, and Exercises) we are able to realign the joints in the feet and lower limb, which in time can reduce the symptoms.

Why Has No One Told Me This Before?

This is probably the question I get asked most frequently.

There are a number of reasons why no one has told you this before. Depending on who you see, will determine the information you receive.

Most practitioners treat the pain people come in with rather than looking for the underlying cause. So if you go to a practitioner seeking relief from your knee pain or hip pain then they will usually investigate the knee or hip, without looking at the feet.

GPs know about a vast number of things, but they cannot specialise in all of them. GPs do not understand the structure of the lower limb in the way that a structural podiatrist does. However, GP’s usually refer their patients to other practitioners who can help them.

By visiting a practitioner who understands the need to look for the root cause of the problem you give yourself the best chance of success.

Can You Treat Me Even At My Age?

I treat all ages from 5 to 85. However, the way I treat a 5 year old is very different to the way I treat an 85 year old.

Can I Get Freedom From Orthotics?

Many of my clients come to me after they have been fitted for orthotics that do not work.

By treating the cause of the problems, and realigning the joints in the feet, it is possible to get people out of orthotics completely.

Why Don’t You Use Orthotics?

An orthotic is an external device.

Instead of using an external device to realign the feet, we realign the joints internally through MME (mobilisation, manipulation, and exercises).

My Whole Family Has Bunions, Will I Get Them?

While we do inherit our parents genetics that does not mean we will inherit their bunions.

Bunions are a structural problem caused by the big toe being unable to move up and down properly.

Rather than resigning yourself to the idea that you will get bunions, it makes more sense to get your alignment checked by a structural podiatrist who can realign the joints and get the big toe to function better.

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