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Podiatry is a specialized branch of medicine focused on diagnosing, treating, and preventing disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremities. Podiatrists are medical professionals trained to address various health concerns related to this area of the body. Here's an overview of what podiatry encompasses:

At Medcare Dubai & Sharjah, we prioritize your comfort and confidence in your legs. Our Podiatric Department specializes in addressing foot concerns, ranging from minor issues to more complex conditions. Our team is committed to offering comprehensive care for your lower extremities.

1. Foot and Ankle Care

Podiatrists provide comprehensive care for all aspects of the foot and ankle, including:

  • Injuries: Treating fractures, sprains, and strains.
  • Conditions: Managing issues such as flat feet, high arches, and bunions.
  • Disorders: Addressing chronic problems like plantar fasciitis, heel pain, and Achilles tendinitis.

2. Skin and Nail Health

Podiatrists are skilled in treating skin and nail conditions specific to the lower extremities, such as:

  • Fungal infections: Including athlete's foot and toenail fungus.
  • Ingrown toenails: Offering safe removal and prevention options.
  • Skin conditions: Such as corns, calluses, warts, and blisters.

3. Diabetic Foot Care

Patients with diabetes are prone to foot complications due to nerve damage and poor circulation. Podiatrists play a vital role in:

  • Regular screenings: Monitoring for signs of complications.
  • Preventative care: Teaching proper foot care and hygiene.
  • Wound management: Treating ulcers and preventing infections.

4. Orthotic Devices

Podiatrists may recommend or design custom orthotic devices to:

  • Correct abnormalities: Such as gait issues or alignment problems.
  • Provide support: For conditions like plantar fasciitis and arthritis.
  • Improve performance: For athletes and active individuals.

5. Pediatric Podiatry

Podiatrists specialize in treating foot and ankle issues in children, such as:

  • Congenital deformities: Clubfoot or flatfoot.
  • Developmental conditions: Growing pains or in-toeing.
  • Sports injuries: Stress fractures and overuse injuries.

7. Sports Medicine

Podiatrists work with athletes to prevent and treat sports-related injuries of the foot and ankle. They may offer:

  • Rehabilitation: For a speedy recovery.
  • Injury prevention: Through training and footwear recommendations.
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