Podiatry is a branch of medicine dedicated to treating issues related to feet, ankles, & other parts of the leg. Podiatry patients are seen by a podiatrist.
Our podiatrists in Dubai & Sharjah can help with a range of conditions from everyday issues to more complex cases involving infections & injury. At Medcare, our podiatrist compassionately guides you to recovery. For patients with genetic conditions or impairments, we provide smart solutions to make life more comfortable.
Take a closer look at these common foot conditions:
Diabetes causes excessive glucose in the blood, leading to foot complications like Diabetic Neuropathy (nerve damage) & Peripheral Vascular Disease (a circulation disorder). Left unchecked, it can escalate to complex foot wounds & even amputation. Prevention is key. If you’re experiencing numbness in your feet, changes in skin colour, or pain in your legs; consult a podiatrist for timely treatment. Proper care can help relieve foot pain, so wash your feet regularly & boost circulation with light exercise.
This is a kind of arthritis. Patients who suffer from gout experience sudden, sharp pain in their joints. If you’re experiencing unusual pain in your big toe (or other joints in your feet, knees, wrists, or hands) & have swollen red skin that’s warm to the touch; consider consulting a podiatrist.
Blisters are your body’s way of protecting an injured area so it can heal. They often occur when the skin is burned, hurt, or experiencing an allergic reaction. Blisters are painful & can burst. Seek the right treatment & manage your blisters safely with our podiatrist’s guidance.
Flat feet are a harmless & painless condition. If the soles of your feet press flat against the ground when you stand on them, you have flat feet. If you would like to treat flat feet, our podiatrist can guide you on appropriate footwear, foot exercises, & pain medication depending on your case.
Bunions are painful bony lumps that affect the feet. They’re caused when bones in the feet shift. Seeking timely treatment for bunions is important as they don’t recover on their own. If left unchecked, they get worse. Treatment involves pain management & surgery.
Verrucas are infectious lumps on the skin that are caused by a virus. If you have a rough lump on your skin, it could be verruca. Verrucas can be caught by coming into contact with infected skin or surfaces. Verrucas can heal on their own but professional treatment is recommended.
This is caused when foot bacteria produces an unpleasant acid. This happens when feet sweat, causing the bacteria to feed off it. Foot odor can be avoided with good hygiene habits. Try to wash your feet if they’re sweaty, change & wash your socks regularly, & avoid damp feet. This condition is treated with antibacterial products & hygiene guidance.
Achy heels are caused by various factors but the imbalanced distribution of pressure on the heels is the most common. This is called plantar fasciitis. Heel pain can also be caused by pressured nerves, tendonitis, arthritis, a fracture, an injury, a foreign object under the skin, or diabetes. It can be treated with insoles, pads, specialized footwear, & pain medication.
Growing older effects all parts of the body, including the feet. Some signs of aging feet are a change in the shape & size of the feet, foot swelling, weakness, sensitivity, temperature issues, & lower stability. Aging feet can be managed with prescribed footwear, medication, & exercises.
This is a common fungal infection that affects the feet. Itchy white patches between the toes & blisters are both signs of this condition. Left untreated, Athlete’s foot can spread & cause a fungal nail infection. It’s easily treated with antifungal medication like sprays, powders, & creams.
Toenail issues are caused by injury, infections, or exposure to bacteria. They can also be caused by abnormal toenail growth. Thickened toenails, fungal infections, & ingrown toenails are the most common toenail problems people experience. Left untreated, they can cause uncomfortable symptoms like heightened body temperature. These issues are treated with medication, prescribed footwear, & management tips.
Sharp movements & heavy blows can cause injury to the skin, muscle, joints, & bones. Timely treatment is always recommended. If you’ve had a sports injury, prevent it from getting worse by taking a break from exercise & sports. Treatment depends on the nature of the injury.
These occur when the skin experiences friction or pressure. Corns & calluses can be spotted if there’s pain, a hard bump, a rough patch, or a flaky or waxy patch on the foot skin. They are easily treated.
These are caused when the skin on the heels becomes rough & dry. The lack of moisture reduces the skin’s elasticity, making it vulnerable to cuts & cracks if there’s pressure on the heels. Dry & cracked heels can affect a person’s confidence, & can even be painful. Treatment involves a change in footwear & management tips.
It’s always important to seek medical care when you’re body is showing signs of illness or infection. Timely treatment makes all the difference. If you’re experiencing any of these conditions, consult our podiatrist in Dubai & Sharjah.