Podiatrists are university-educated foot health professionals. They diagnose and treat specific foot and lower limb conditions including foot problems associated with diabetes and arthritis.
Podiatrists at Waitakere Foot Podiatry deal with all foot conditions for all age groups. Our extensive knowledge of human anatomy along with our experience in biomechanics aides us in accurate diagnosis and treatment of lower limb and foot disorders.
Consultation - $65
Consultation (Gold card holders) - $55
Biomechanical Assessment - $95
ACC - $25 initial, $15 follow up
Orthotics – (Non Cast) - $145
Orthotics – (Cast) from - $425
Nail Surgery - From $350
* Additional $4 for new patient registration
**Please call us for more information. Additional fee may apply for materials/products used.
General Podiatry includes treatment of nail conditions, painful skin lesions i.e. Corns, Callouses and Plantar warts; and for those people who have difficulty reaching down to their feet, we are here to provide complete foot care. Our treatment adheres to strict aseptic techniques and all instruments are autoclaved and handled in a sterile environment.
Orthotics are tailor-made shoe inserts that help align structures of your feet and designed to treat biomechanical disorders and foot pain.
The Orthotics may be flexible, non-flexible, light or heavy in composition. They are prescribed by your podiatrist depending on your needs after assessing foot and lower limb function including biomechanical assessment, footwear assessment and gait analysis. Benefits of using an Orthotic are to eliminate pain, allow normal function of lower limb and foot and also prevent injuries of foot and lower limb.
Ingrown toenail surgery is a common procedure performed by most podiatrists to effectively treat an ingrown toenail.
Surgery is not always required but when an ingrown toenail repeatedly gets infected and causes significant pain surgery may be required. Before surgery is recommended the podiatrist will explore other conservative treatment options.
Waitakere Foot Podiatry also specializes in sports injuries and biomechanics. Sporting activity – walking, running, jumping – places greater physical demands on the body. While running, your feet can absorb up to 3 times your body weight. Sports podiatry includes diagnose and treatment of all musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries such as arch pain, heel pain, shin splints, Achilles tendon injury and fractures. Sometimes we use computerized gait analysis program for more complicated issues. And in New Zealand sports injuries are covered by ACC.
Children’s feet differ from those of adults, as they are not yet fully formed. There are many conditions that can affect children which are heel pain which limits activity, and skin conditions such as Verrucaes.
It is recommended to get a check-up with a podiatrist if you notice uneven shoe wear, notice any skin rashes, hard skin lumps or bumps, complains of recurrent pain in feet or legs, constantly tripping or falling. Or you have any other concerns about your child’s feet.
As our feet grow older, they naturally develop more problems. But painful and uncomfortable feet are not a natural part of growing old, or something to put up with.
A lot can be done to improve comfort, relieve pain and keep you on your feet for life. The condition of our feet often provides early indications of conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, and circulatory disease. For this reason, the human foot is sometimes called the ‘mirror of health’. Always seek the opinion of your podiatrist when any problems occur.