How Should I Prepare for My Visit to The Podiatrist?
Visiting a podiatrist may be a positive step towards improving and maintaining the health of your feet and lower limbs. That is because podiatry care can include diagnosing, treating, and preventing a wide range of issues that can interfere with your comfort and functionality.
Whether you are dealing with injuries, chronic medical conditions, pain, or skin or nail conditions, one of our podiatrists can support you towards the goal of better foot health.
At Midland Podiatry, we employ evidence-based methods to target discomfort and reduced mobility in patients of all ages with a broad array of lifestyles, goals, and requirements. We are experienced and qualified to assess and manage concerns regarding feet and lower limbs and will create a tailored treatment plan suitable for your needs.
To make the most of your podiatrist visit, relevant preparation may be beneficial. This can involve a simple checklist to help you take advantage of what your podiatrist can offer.
Book Your Appointment
We can work with you regarding a host of different concerns, such as ingrown toenails, arthritis, fungal nail infections, sporting injuries, and issues related to diabetes. You can find our dedicated and friendly team at Midland Podiatry in Perth’s eastern suburbs.
If you are experiencing discomfort or reduced functionality, please get in touch with us to find out how we can help you. It is quick and easy to book and begin your journey towards better foot and lower limb health. If you have any questions or would like further details about what we do, please feel free to ask. We are here to help!
You can call our friendly team on 08 9274 4700 or book online.
Gather Relevant Information For Your Podiatrist
We understand you made an appointment to see us because something is not quite right or you have a goal you are working towards. For us to get down to the core of your issue or target outcome, it is great for us to be able to get as much detail and background from you as possible.
This may involve you bringing along relevant items or notes and having certain details in mind, such as:
- Diagnostic test results, such as x-rays, MRIs, and bloodwork.
- Medical history (from professionals and/or details you have made a note of).
- Past surgeries or injuries, including dates and outcomes.
- Chronic health conditions, particularly those that may impact foot and lower limb health.
- Current symptoms.
- Current medication list, including details such as name and dosage.
When it comes to the issue at hand, it is useful if you can tell us details such as:
- When did symptoms begin?
- Have you noticed factors that aggravate the issue?
- Have you noticed factors that help to relieve the issue?
- If there is pain, what type is it, and how long does it last?
- Was there an event that kickstarted the issue, such as an accident or illness?
- Have you had a history of similar issues?
- What is the outcome you would like to work towards?
It may also be advantageous for you to come to your appointment armed with any questions you have. These might revolve around topics such as:
- Your current issue.
- Your goals.
- What is involved in podiatry?
- Your podiatrist’s experience.
- Concerns you have regarding treatment.
- Eligibility for health insurance claims or subsidised support.
You are welcome to bring someone along with you for support or assistance if you would like to.
What to Wear to a Podiatrist Appointment
A common question we get asked is, ‘What do I wear to my podiatry appointment?’ and it can be an important one to ask!
Ultimately, we want you to be comfortable, so wear something that you can move in easily and freely and that can allow access to the area of concern. For example, wearing tight jeans when we need to assess your ankle or shin might make things difficult and wearing shorts or a loose skirt may work better. It may also be helpful to consider your footwear and how easily we can assess the issue.
Many foot concerns may be caused, affected by, or relieved by particular footwear. For this reason, it may be useful to bring along the shoes you often wear, as well as any braces or support devices you use.
If your issue pertains to your toenails or the surrounding skin, it is usually best to remove your nail polish before your visit.
If you are not sure what may be relevant to your appointment, please contact us to ask.
Visit Our Friendly Team at Midland Podiatry
If you are experiencing issues with your feet or lower limb region, please do not hesitate to contact Midland Podiatry. We are committed to helping our patients towards better comfort and mobility and look forward to supporting you. If you have any questions at all, just ask us!