What foot problems need help and attention while I am self-distancing?
This is undoubtedly a difficult time for everyone dealing with COVID-19 and we understand if our clients would prefer to stay at home and practice social distancing to help stop the spread of the virus.
Podiatry is regarded as an Essential Service and our clinic is still open so we thought we’d share a list of foot problems that may really be bothering you – which really should be sorted out now rather than later:
- Infected ingrown toenails
- Chronic and worsening fungal infections that could potentially lead to a secondary infection
- Suspected or fractured bones that would require fitting of a CAM walker or moon boot
- Calluses and corns with potential to turn into ulcers
- Painful warts with potential to turn into ulcers
- Removal of foreign bodies (ie. Piece of glass)
- Foot and leg pain that is making walking or running difficult (one of the few remaining ways to maintain physical and mental health)
Why Is Podiatry Care Important At This Time?
Most of the clients need to consult their doctor if we aren’t available to help. Some of the above problems, if left untreated, will result in needing to seek treatment at a hospital. We think it is safe to say that it would be best for yourselves, and our overloaded hospitals at the moment, to try and prevent and treat your foot-related problems before you need to go to present in an emergency department.
We will continue to play our part in preventing and treating foot problems while it is safe, necessary and within Department of Health regulations and guidelines for us to do so.
I Need To Self Isolate – How Can I Get My Foot Problem Assessed?
We have also launched a new service to enable us to help more clients during this time. We are now officially offering telehealth consultations. Hoorayy! That’s right! We will still be able to help those clients of ours that are confined to their homes.
Telehealth consultations allow us to treat our clients in the comfort of their own home via a video screen from their mobile phone, laptop or any hand held device with internet connection. Don’t have a computer or mobile phone? No stress, we can provide this service over a phone call. For more information on how you can be first to experience a telehealth consultation, and to find out how to make a booking, please have a look at our brand new WEBPAGE..
If you have any questions or are unsure which service option is best for your foot concern, please don’t hesitate to contact our clinic on 03 9711 7562. Have a FREE chat with our team of Podiatrists to see if this type of approach will work for you.
In the meantime, we hope you and loved ones are keeping well. Don’t forget to wash your hands regularly and stay at home as much as possible.