04 Mar A Correct Diagnosis Is Crucial
Do you have continued Foot Pain, Ankle Pain, Shin Pain or Heel Pain then getting a diagnosis is a vital step on the road to recovery. A diagnosis is a crucial, yet often disregarded piece of the puzzle and without one it is often an uphill battle with no clear path for total resolution of your problem.
Without a specific diagnosis, treatment tends to be general rather than specifically targeted to your problem. A comprehensive plan to resolve your pain can be best formulated when the diagnosis is clear.
WHY SHOUL I SEE A PODIATRIST?
Podiatrist understand the biomechanic function of the foot and the movement of the entire lower limb to assist you in quickly getting to the bottom of your problem. Only podiatrist can provide a thorough assessment, diagnosis and treatment plan that is aligned with best practice and evidence-based care.
A PODIATRIST DIAGNOSES CONDITIONS SUCH US
- Big Toe Pain
- Ankle Pain
- Lower Leg Pain
- Arch Pain
- Forefoot Pain
- Shin & Calf Pain
- Heel Pain
- Top of Foot Pain
- Joint / Soft Tissue Pain
HOW DOES THE COSULT TO DIAGNOSES GO
A full assessment of your injury will be undertaken so that an accurate diagnose can be formulated. The podiatrist is going to try to figure out:
- What the clues are (ie What can you tell us about your injury)
- Who the culprit is (ie Where are you getting pain?)
- Who the accomplices are (ie What in your life has contributed to this happening?)
- What the consequences are (ie How is the affecting your quality of life and goals?)
ONCE WE REACH THE DIAGNOSIS
Depending on the diagnosis, the podiatrist alongside with the physiotherapist when needed will plan a detailed treatment plan to solve your problem. The doctor in charge will explain you all the specifics of every step of the process, and will answer all the questions you may have.
WHY IS A DIAGNOSIS IMPORTANT?
A right diagnosis is fastest way on the road to recovery. Understanding the root causes of a problem helps us to offer you specific treatment, rather than a generic one that will extend the time of recovery.