The podiatry clinic of Centro Medico Santagostino takes dermatological and biomechanical approaches to diagnose and treat foot problems.
The podiatrist treats fungal infections, warts, ingrown toenails, lesions and ulcers of the "diabetic foot", the nail plate, calluses and corns, as well as providing proper nail cutting and foot hygiene.
A biomechanic podiatry visit consists of an evaluation of the lower limbs, especially the feet, while both at rest and while walking. Specific tests are used to examine the spontaneous position of the feet and how the feet respond to gravity. The visit may be of interest to people of all ages. The podiatrist may prescribe orthotic insoles to relieve symptoms such as plantar fasciitis, tendonitis or metatarsalgia, and to prevent aggravation of degenerative of the current condition.
The podologist also provides recommendations for proper foot hygiene and care, and can suggest the most suitable shoes to promote good posture and increased comfort in relation to each patient's physical characteristics.