Our goal is to prevent, diagnose and treat foot problems, which in many cases are related to problems in the knee, hip and back pain.
Therefore, in Policlínica del Río-Hortega, we work in a multidisciplinary way, if necessary, to address certain treatments with other health professionals, such as with our Physiotherapy Unit or our Nutrition and Dietetics Unit. Teamwork and treating pathologies from different professional points of view, in most cases, is the key to success.
The most common treatments of our podiatry service are:
Treatment for plantar warts (papillomas)
Plantar warts are small benign tumours that produce skin thickening, similar to that of hyperkeratosis, so a good diagnosis will cause us to treat them in time and thus avoid contagion to other people. They are also very painful and can appear more than one at a time.
Nails can suffer from different conditions due to fungi, bacteria, poor morphology, age, inappropriate footwear and some systemic diseases.
Therefore, we must analyse and diagnose in a global way, taking into account all the characteristics and background of the patient, so as to make a correct diagnosis and treat properly.
HAV, hallux abductus valgus, (bunions) and claw toes
Bunions and claw toes are treated according to the stage (phase) in which it is found.
In the beginning or before, if you know that your family has a history, it is advisable to perform a biomechanical examination by a specialised podiatrist to find out what its cause is and to be able to apply the best treatment to prevent it from spreading.
The role of podiatry in the diabetic foot care is essential. If you suffer from diabetes, in our podiatry unit in Santa Pola, we will teach you to maintain an optimal state of your feet to prevent ulcers by showing you how to get your nails cut properly, foot hygiene, knowing what footwear is most suitable for you and advising you what type of customised insoles you need to optimise the distribution of pressure in the foot, retain deformities and thus prevent the appearance of ulcers.Request information