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It is the field of medicine devoted to the treatment of problems related to the foot and ankle.
Such treatment often brings about improved well-being in other parts of the body, especially the relief of body aches and pain.
This is because problems and pain in the foot affect both posture and gait the way we stand and the way we walk.
And when we do not stand and walk in a proper, balanced manner, we tend to develop problems such as knee pain, back ache or even pain in the neck.
It is someone trained in the treatment of minor foot disorders and who also provides general footcare advice.
Such treatment includes cutting of the toenails, the removal of in-grown toenails, callouses and corns and treatment for foot ailments such as plantar warts (verrucae), athletes foot, sweaty feet, foot odour and dry / cracked heels.
As such, both of them routinely work with other healthcare professionals who treat musculo-skeletal aches and pain, including osteopaths and chiropractors.
Padding and strapping are provided where necessary. The person receiving treatment may also be recommend orthotic therapy or in-sole for foot support to alleviate aches and pain.
In addition, they are trained in biomechanics (the study of posture and walking).