Skilled Sports Medicine Podiatrist and Foot Doctor Taylors Lakes

Sports Foot Injury | Podiatrist Melbourne | Taylors Lakes Podiatry Clinic
Sports Foot Injury | Podiatrist Melbourne | Taylors Lakes Podiatry Clinic

If you are an athlete or frequently play sports, you know that sports injuries are commonplace. There is nothing worse than having to stop playing your favourite game because of pain or having to sit out a season because of an injury. Thankfully, when you need a sports medicine podiatrist, Taylors Lakes Podiatry Clinic is here to help.

Our clinic is unique in that we offer specified treatment plans for a variety of different needs. We understand that everybody has a unique situation, so we treat each person with an individualised approach. Our friendly team is passionate about foot care and tending to your personal needs.

When to visit a sports podiatrist

There are many ways a sports medicine foot doctor or sports podiatrist can help you with your sports-related injury or pain. In addition to direct contact injuries, repetitive stress and overuse can cause damage and pain in the ankles, feet, and even in the lower legs. Podiatric injuries can also cause pain and discomfort in other areas of your body, such as back, hips, knees, and shins. If you are experiencing pain in any of these areas, you might consider having your feet or ankles checked by a professional.

We can help you with ankle sprains, stress fractures, Achilles tendonitis, and many other sports related foot injuries. If need be, we can also fit you with orthotics or insoles for your shoes to correct training problems, and even prevent future injuries by providing advice for proper shoes and posture during exercise.

Other ways we can help

Many sports injuries are related to or caused by the way you are training, your footwear, and your form. Foot and ankle conditions such as plantar fasciitis and medial tibial stress syndrome, also known as shin splints, can be caused by many different factors. Whether caused by training or another factor in your life, these conditions can affect and even be exacerbated by your training.

A sports foot doctor can help with plantar fasciitis and other localised pain by determining the cause of the pain, such as foot posture, shoes you are training in, gait, and hard surfaces on which you stand. We can help guide you through a focused treatment plan, optimised for your wellbeing and educate you on how to prevent future foot and ankle injuries.

It can be frustrating to have to quit playing your favourite sport or take days off of training because of foot or ankle pain. Thankfully, our qualified and friendly podiatrists are skilled in working with people of all ages, sizes, and sports backgrounds to reduce and prevent discomfort. We want to help get your feet back on the field, court, or gym floor in no time.

As your local sports podiatrist in Taylors Lakes, we will collaborate with you to help you overcome any foot-related sports injury or pain and help you to prevent injuries in the future. To book an appointment with us online, click here.

Sports Foot Injury | Podiatrist Melbourne | Taylors Lakes Podiatry Clinic

The Best Fungal Toe Nail Treatment

Fungal Nail Treatment Melbourne | Taylors Lakes Podiatry Clinic
Fungal Nail Treatment Melbourne | Taylors Lakes Podiatry Clinic

Do you suffer from thick, discoloured, ragged or brittle toenails due to a fungal infection? Are you looking for the best toenail fungus treatment? Instead of using at-home therapies which never really work, or taking oral medications which can have adverse side effects, there is another option. Toenail fungus treatment does not have to be frustrating.

We offer an alternative treatment to oral medication and medicated nail lacquers which is safe and also effective for fungal toenail treatment. Our office, conveniently located in Taylors Lakes, is home to a dedicated Photodynamic Therapy machine. Our friendly and helpful staff can help you with combatting toenail fungus, helping prevent future infections and permanent damage to nails by offering a personalised plan for your care.

How we help you

Our amiable and caring staff understand that every patient is unique, so we make sure to tailor every management and treatment plan to each person. To ensure that your fungal toe nail treatment is specially designed for what you need, we provide a personalised approach to foot care.

We have a unique Photodynamic Therapy (PACT) machine for toenail fungus treatment. PACT machines are few and far between, and our practice has one of only two in the western suburbs. These machines offer some of the best toenail fungus treatment because unlike oral medications they do not have harmful side effects such as liver damage. PACT treatment is also more successful than applying anti-fungal nail lacquers because it has a better penetration through the nail and can more easily destroy the fungal cells.

How PACT works

The PACT machine works by killing fungal cells using photochemical reactions between a gel, a special light, and oxygen. The treatment involves placing a photosensitive gel onto your affected nail. The gel bonds to your nail and the fungus in about ten minutes. Then, we expose the affected nail to light from the machine for nine and a half minutes which kills the fungal cells. The light exposure will not affect any healthy skin surrounding the treated area.

Before the treatment, the podiatrist will use a specialised instrument to thin the nail. If you have more severe fungus, we may also give you some highly concentrated urea to apply to the nail between treatments. Depending on how severe the case of fungal infection, the number of treatment sessions will vary.

Why choose us for toenail fungus treatment?

Our high standards for care and individualised treatment plans for fungal toe nail treatment make Taylors Lakes Podiatry Clinic an exceptional option for your foot care needs. Our specialised equipment offers a safe alternative to other methods of treatment for fungal infections. We know how important proper foot care is, and we will provide the best toenail fungus treatment we can, to help you and your feet feel better again.

Our helpful podiatrists, reasonable prices, and specific plans for care are just some of the reasons to come to us for toenail fungus treatment. Click here to make an appointment online.