At Cheltenham Podiatry your local Cheltenham podiatrists in Melbourne, we stock a large variety of products to help enhance our comprehensive treatment services.
These include Dr Comfort Footwear, Alegria rocker shoes and Orthoheel sandals and Fit Flop sandals to improve support and enhance your foot comfort.
We also carry anti fungal creams and sprays for skin and toe nails fungus. Paddings, toe devices (for corns, calluses, heel pain), as well as moisturizers for dry skin. Circulation socks and compression stockings, bunion splints, and heel balms for cracked heels.
Cheltenham podiatry based in Melbourne provides a range of specialist medical grade footwear including Dr Comfort shoes suitable for diabetics, Alegria Shoes and sandals suitable for those with arthritis and Fit Flops which have great arch support.
These shoes are used in conjunction with treatment options or are a great choice for those looking for everyday comfort and support.
The treatment for tinea pedis is dictated by the type and severity of tinea you have. It is best to seek advice from your podiatrist for the most effective therapy.
Treatment for the skin generally involves the application of treatments such as antifungal cream, sprays and tinea powders for shoes and socks. It should be noted that creams and sprays should be used for at least fourteen days to one month after you think the tinea has gone, to ensure all dermatophytes (fungal infections) have been eradicated.
For fungal toenails, topical liquids from the chemist are only effective in very early, mild fungal infections, and require daily application for many months with regular aggressive removal of the infected region. More moderate to severe infections are unfortunately resistant to the over the counter treatments.
Dry cracked heels are often aggravated in the summer, due to an increase in wearing open-heeled shoes (thongs and sandals).
The reduction in the natural urea (a protein produced by the skin) content is a common cause of dry heels. Heel balms have become a common remedy for this condition, the main active ingredient being urea.
Here at Cheltenham Podiatry, we have sourced, researched and made available the best available heel balm on the market, with one of the highest concentrations of urea. We advise daily application, particularly in summer.
Red Robin circulation socks help to promote healthy blood flow to the feet. They are knitted for comfort, made with strong, absorbent and natural fibres, have no elastic and include a fine toe seam to avoid irritation. They also have a cushioned sole for extra foot comfort.
These socks are ideal for those suffering from diabetes, as well as people with poor circulation in their feet.
Silver Socks have been manufactured via a process that impregnates the fibre with silver. Silver has natural antibacterial and antifungal properties, making it ideal to help prevent fungal and bacterial infections on the feet.
Hallux valgus (bunions) can be an extremely painful condition and can lead to severe forefoot deformities caused by weakness of the tendons and ligaments.
It is largely an inherited condition which can be aggravated by high-heeled and pointy-toed shoes.
The Arcus® Night Splint was developed to assist with correcting toe alignment and reducing the pain associated with bunions while you sleep. An Arcus® Night Splint- when used in conjunction with exercises and orthotics where appropriate- can help prevent further bunion development.
We carry a large range of toe and shoe pads, which are often issued in conjunction with podiatry treatment.
Many of the pads can prevent or slow down corn and callus redevelopment when worn on a regular basis.
They range from foam and felts to the popular silicone materials. These devices are effective when used properly and advised by a podiatrist.
At Cheltenham Podiatry Melbourne, compression therapy can be employed to help prevent varicose vein problems and ankle swelling. We carry various sizes and brands to suit most conditions and foot sizes.
Compression socks and stockings are also used for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis. The pressure used in compression therapy is applied to the tissue and vessels to prevent ankle swelling.
They can also be used to help heal ulcers and ankle skin conditions in situations where ankle swelling is the causative factor.
We now carry a full range of both standard and air pump cam walkers. The air pump model allows for a more customised fit.
Our podiatrists are experts in managing sports injuries and are able to fit and size an appropriate walker. These are often used for:
Preformed orthotics are ‘off the shelf’ models. Unlike custom made orthotics, they are not tailored to your feet.
In certain cases, these can be a good solution for treating simple foot conditions requiring only mild support.
We stock a range of quality ready to use orthotics, and can provide advice on whether these are suitable on a case by case basis.
To get advice on which products would work for you, or in conjunction with your treatments, get in touch with the team at Cheltenham Podiatry.
Book an appointment using our online form, or call our team today on 03 9583 3093.