When looking for professional help the term ‘specialist’ typically conveys a particular area of interest. In the medical field – ‘specialist’ is a title bestowed upon individuals who are recognised by the Australian medical regulator as having achieved or partaken in extra focused training. Typically over a minimum number of 3 years. It’s use by an individual is regulated so the general public can be assured of quality in practice and competency of practice by our Perth Foot specialist. When considering a foot clinic in Perth it is important to understand the difference between foot specialists and foot doctors in Perth.
The term Doctor actually originates from the latin verb to teach – we discuss this in our FAQ page here. It’s use is unregulated within the medical field so when looking for a foot doctor in Perth and Australia, it’s important to remember this.
If your looking for a Perth foot clinic the first thing you need to do is think about your problem.
Some foot clinics have podiatrists who have completed extra training by world renowned experts in fields such as Foot Mobilisation Therapy, Sports Podiatry & Custom Orthotics. These podiatrists may prefer to deal with underlying biomechanical issues which are typically more complicated to un-bundle then simply constantly cutting away a re-occurring problem. This type of foot clinic Perth would be perfect if you’re someone who has heel pain (plantar fasciitis), arch pain, shin splints or even knee, hip and lower back pain. These foot clinics are most definitely worth consulting before considering surgery or a cortisone injection. Luckily Australia’s Foot & Leg Specialists has the Perth podiatrists for you – book an appointment online today.
Some may love to complete Ingrowing Toenail Removal procedures because they appreciate the instant pain relief to be had and intricate anatomical beauty beneath the skin. These conditions typically occur in children and teenagers so it’s important to find a practitioner who is easily approachable and who can simplify complex topics so younger minds don’t feel apprehensive. A Perth kids podiatrist is especially helpful to consult in these matters. Our Bassendean & Warwick podiatrists offer Ingrowing toenail removal that you can book an appointment for today online.
Understand the difference between an Orthopaedic surgeon and a Podiatric Surgeon by reading our FAQ and Learn more about Minimally Invasive Bunion Surgery on our Bunion Surgery Page. Non-operative treatments are available and the best Perth foot surgeon and the best Perth Podiatrist will always ensure you have exhausted these options before committing you to bunion surgery. Why the best Perth Foot Specialists recommend this is because they understand the risks and complications that can occur post-op with bunion surgery. Always talk to your Perth Surgeon or Perth Podiatrist to understand these risks.
Do yourself a favour and book an appointment with one of the team at Australia’s Foot & Leg Specialists. Our Perth Podiatry team can discuss the pros and cons of cortisone injection treatment with you so you make an informed decision. Our podiatrists will take the time to expertly examine your foot and leg condition and perform further investigations to uncover underlying structural foot faults that could be causing your pain. Living with foot pain is never an option but masking foot pain with a cortisone injection can often cause a greater problem in the long-term. A stressed tissue structure doesn’t magically heal because a strong anti-inflammatory drug is used to dull pain to the area. Book an appointment today to discuss your options with a Perth Podiatrist at one of our Perth Foot Clinics today.
No single foot specialist or foot doctor Perth wide knows all the answers. Always visit at least three medical practitioners when considering bunion surgery – a Perth Podiatrist, and two Perth foot specialists – One orthopaedic surgeon and one podiatric surgeon. The more opinions you can get the better your outcome will likely be. Our Perth foot clinics are conveniently located so it’s easy to visit one of the Australia’s Foot & Leg Specialists team. Book an appointment online today or simply give us a call.
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