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:​

  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Fungal Nails
  • Long & Thick Nails
  • Foot Calluses
  • Corns
  • Plantar Warts
  • Cracked Heels
  • Blisters
  • Tinea (Athletes Foot)
  • Black Toenail Treatment
  • ​Nail Infections
  • Foot Bunions

If you want the best podiatry clinic on the Gold Coast looking after your feet call today.

Ingrown Toenail Pain Relief & Treatment

What Is Ingrown Toenail Surgery?

Is Your Ingrown Toenail Infected?

How Do You Get Ingrown Toenail Pain Relief?

Ingrown toenails can be painful, upsetting and prevent an active lifestyle.

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 can 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. Thickened skin around the edge of the nail.

These are common signs of infected ingrown toenails:
1. Redness and heat around your toenail.
2. Swelling of your toe around the nail.
3. Possible liquid or pus discharge.

If you have an infected ingrown toenail a GP can prescribe antibiotics to treat the infection. Your podiatrist can then perform ingrown toenail treatment or ingrown toenail surgery as needed.

Conservative podiatry treatment can be carried out by your podiatrist. However, if the problem persists, a simple podiatry nail surgery performed under local anaesthetic can remove the offending section of nail.  The Gold Coast Podiatrists at Hip To Toe are qualified to perform this for you.​

Call our friendly team to see if you need ingrown toenail surgery.

Fungal Toenail Treatment

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, to see a podiatrist for your fungal toenail treatment.

Calluses & Corns Treatment

Foot Corns & Calluses are the result of excessive force on certain areas of the foot.

They can be painful and in need of podiatry treatment for corn removal or callus removal.

Reasons for corns & callus developing include:

  1. Poorly fitting shoes
  2. Misaligned joints
  3. Bony prominences

Corns and calluses can develop due to poorly fitting shoes causing excess pressure on certain areas of the foot leading to the corn or callus developing.

Misaligned joints in the feet also cause excess pressure in certain areas of the foot, for instance the ball of the foot or the heel. This excess pressure can alter the way you walk and lead to pain in other areas of the body.

As we age the fat pads under the feet get thinner causing bony prominences which can lead to corn and callus developing.

Corn & Callus Treatment

Corn treatment and callus treatment includes removing the corns and callus as well as treating the mechanical issues that cause them to develop.

While it is easy for your podiatrist to remove the corn and callus build up on your feet it can grow back again if the mechanical issues are not addressed.

Your podiatrist can give you advise and treatment to help prevent the corns and callus from returning.

If you need Podiatry treatment for your corns and callus call us today.

Diabetes Checks & Diabetic Ulcer Treatment

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.

We know you are looking for the best podiatrist and we 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.

Will My Podiatry Treatment Work?

Reviews are an important part of your journey and will ensure we are on track with your podiatry treatment. Your podiatrist will always listen to your concerns and alter their treatment accordingly.

To start your podiatry treatment call us today!

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 treated many children with:

1. Hagland’s deformity
2. Osgood Schlatters
3. Sever’s disease
4. “Growing pains”
Growing pains treatment is about treating the cause of the growing pains, rather than managing the growing pains with pain killers.
We know Osgood Schlatters, Sever’s disease and Haglund’s deformity all sound scary, but what makes them really scary is not knowing why they are there or how to treat them.
These common structural conditions are easy to treat and are treatable without medication or orthotics.

Make an appointment with the best podiatrist for your child.

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 and structural painful conditions, like plantar fasciitis.

GP’s from all over the Gold Coast regularly refer their patients to Hip To Toe because they want the best podiatry clinic for their patients.

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.

Start your journey towards pain free feet today.

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