Home Visit Podiatrists specialise in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment rehabilitation and surgical conditions of feet, ankles and lower limbs. They help to prevent, diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions including sprains, arch/heel pain, nail conditions, diabetic and chronic diseases, all within the comfort of the patients own home.
What Podiatry treatments are usually covered?
Treatments that are usually provided by home visit podiatrists include general nail care (fungal infections, removal of hardened and unwanted skin, and filing of sharp edges), skin care (callous and corn removal), and treatment of pain-related conditions (heel & muscle pain).
Another type of treatment typically offered by home visit podiatrists is a diabetes assessment. Foot care is an integral part of diabetes assessment and treatment, as diabetes can cause damage to nerves, affect blood circulation in feet, and also cause infection. Having a podiatrist assess the condition of your feet/legs can help prevent the emergence of and reduce the risk of diabetic conditions, as well as gain knowledge of treatments and prevention.
It is important that you confirm with your therapist which treatments they provide before any home visit.