Podiatry is a branch of medicine that focuses solely on the diagnosis & medical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity. The aim of Podiatric surgery is to ensure mobility & continued functionality of both the foot & ankle areas.
Podiatry covers complaints of joint and ligament problems as well as congenital deformities. In this case patients are offered a range of surgical solutions that fix bone, muscles, and joints.
Podiatric treatment is suitable for problems such as:
Do you take looking after your feet for granted? Most people do, yet they are one of the most commonly used parts of our body and therefore require a little care and attention every so often. When not looked after your feet can develop certain conditions that cause pain and discomfort.
Chiropody is the process of keeping your feet in a good condition allowing them to do their primary function of allowing us to move free of pain.
Melody Brinkman is a trained chiropodist that is licensed to undertake treatments on patients with foot ailments; she can also provide information to patients that are suffering.
If you suffer from Diabetes then you may require a chiropodist due to the diabetes affect on skin quality, nails, joint movement and blood circulation. It is very common for a diabetic to require a chiropodist’s services.
If you suffer from bad foot health then there are products you can buy to help ease the pain. By purchasing insoles for your shoes, or gel pads and special socks you could feel more comfortable straight away.
Melody Brinkman specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and lower limb related problems, providing a home visiting service within a 10 mile radius of Gloucester.
Just some of the common problems successfully treated include: