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At Feet First Podiatry (Singapore), Our philosophy is simple. We want to make your life better.

We want to make sure your visit with the podiatrist goes as smoothly as possible. Don’t forget to bring in any relevant materials regarding your past foot and ankle pain, like x-rays, previous prescription insoles, or any medical reports. This information will be super helpful to your treating podiatrist in determining the best course of action for your treatment. And if you have a referral from your doctors, be sure to bring that in too! Let us know if you have any questions or if there’s anything else we can do to help make your visit a success.

我们希望确保您与足病医生的访问顺利无误。不要忘记携带任何与您过去的足踝疼痛有关的材料,如X光片、之前的处方鞋垫或任何医疗报告。这些信息对于治疗您的足部疾病的医生来说非常有帮助,可以确定最佳治疗方案。如果您有医生的转诊信,请务必携带!如果您有任何问题或需要我们提供任何其他帮助以确保您的访问顺利,请告诉我们。

We’re here to help you take care of your feet and we recommend visiting our clinic twice a year for general check-ups. This helps keep your feet healthy and prevent any issues from developing. If you require regular foot care, we suggest visiting every 6-8 weeks. Our team will assess your condition, diagnose any issues and work with you to determine the best treatment plan that suits your lifestyle and needs.

我们在这里帮助您照顾双脚,我们建议每年来我们诊所进行两次普通检查。这样不仅可以保持您的双脚健康,还可以预防任何问题发展。如果您需要定期进行足部护理,我们建议每6-8周来一次。我们的团队将评估您的状况,诊断任何问题,并与您合作确定适合您的生活方式和需求的最佳治疗计划。

Our podiatry clinics are located in Marine Parade and in Novena.

(East)
Parkway Centre, 1 Marine Parade Central
#13-04 Singapore 449408

Tel: (+65) 6241 2625

WhatsApp: (+65) 9649 7901

(Novena)
Irrawaddy Road #20-09 Royal Square@Novena Singapore 329565

Tel: (+65) 6253 6229

WhatsApp: +65 9030 4535

Your private health fund will cover podiatry treatment if you have included podiatry in your extras service. The amount covered depends on the level of cover you have. Contact your private health fund to find out how much of each appointment is covered.

如果您的附加服务包括足病治疗,您的私人健康基金将为其提供保险。保险金额取决于您所选择的保险覆盖等级。请联系您的私人健康基金,了解每次预约治疗的保险金额。

The general populace has a tendency to neglect the importance of seeking medical treatment for foot and ankle problems, often because they are unaware of where to receive it, or believe that consistent foot discomfort is not a cause for concern.

However, it is crucial to understand that incessant foot pain is not a norm, and seeing a podiatrist who concentrates on managing and treating indications of the ankle and foot is highly recommended.

If you are necessitating a visit, here are ten symptoms you should pay heed to –

1) Numbness,
2) pain or swelling in one foot,
3) Nail fungus,
4) Continuous heel pain,
5) Suspected sprain or foot or ankle fracture,
6) Repeated episode of athlete’s foot, (tinea pedis)
7) Diabetes, Ingrown toenails,
8) Bunions,
9) Painful corns or calluses,
10) Joint Pain in the foot or ankle.

Despite some of these problems being treatable at home using over-the-counter medication, it is still essential to visit a podiatrist and receive a long-term treatment plan.

大众通常忽视寻求治疗足部和踝部问题的重要性,往往是因为他们不知道在哪里寻求治疗,或是认为持续的脚部不适不足为虑。然而,理解持续的足部疼痛并不是一种规律,因此建议去看专注于管理和治疗踝和足迹征象的足科医生。如果您需要就医,以下是应注意的十种症状-

1)麻木,
2)一只脚的疼痛或肿胀,
3)指甲真菌,
4)持续的脚跟疼痛,
5)疑似扭伤或足踝骨折,
6)多次发作的足癣,(紫癜),
7)糖尿病,内长的脚趾甲,
8)拇外翻,
9)疼痛的鸡眼或老茧,
10)足部或踝部关节疼痛。

尽管一些问题可以使用非处方药在家里治疗,但是仍然必须看足科医生并接受长期治疗计划。

It’s important to pay attention to the health of your feet and take preventative measures to maintain good foot health. A routine foot care appointment with a podiatrist can help you achieve this goal. Services typically include a nail trim, filing, hard skin sanding, and treatment of corns or callouses.

There are four key benefits to regular podiatry foot care.
1) It helps relieve pain and treat infections,
2) it can help identify possible health conditions before they become more serious.
3) it supports good long-term foot health.
4) Lastly, it can help you make healthier long-lasting lifestyle changes.

By prioritising regular foot care appointments, you’ll be taking an important step towards maintaining good overall health and mobility. Contact a trusted podiatrist to schedule your next foot care appointment.

重视脚部健康,采取预防措施以维持良好的足部健康十分重要。与足科医生每年定期进行足部护理可以帮助您实现这一目标。服务通常包括修剪、打磨、去硬皮和治疗鸡眼或老茧。

定期进行足部护理的四个关键好处:1)减轻疼痛和治疗感染,2)可以帮助在疾病恶化前发现可能的健康状况,3)支持良好的长期足部健康,4)最后,可以帮助您进行更健康、更持久的生活方式改变。

通过优先进行定期足部护理预约,您将迈出维护全面健康和行动自如的重要一步。联系信任的足科医生以安排下一次足部护理。

If you’re feeling worried about your kids’ lower limb pain, don’t be too concerned of! We’re here to help out and make things right. We can diagnose and tackle a host of foot and leg issues, like improving balance if your little ones are stumbling more often than usual, reducing pain from heel pain like Sever’s, growing pains, or knee pain, and even help correct any funky walking patterns. We also got you covered if your child sustains a sudden sports injury or needs help with skin or nail problems, such as ingrown toenails or icky plantar warts. Bottom line: We’re the foot fairies your kiddos need, so let us work some magic and help them bounce back!

如果您担心您的孩子的下肢疼痛,请不要太担心!我们在这里帮忙,并让一切正常。我们可以诊断和解决一系列脚和腿的问题,比如如果您的孩子比平时更经常摔倒,我们可以改善平衡;减轻来自Sever’s、生长痛或膝盖疼痛的疼痛;甚至帮助纠正任何奇怪的行走模式。如果您的孩子突然受伤或需要帮助解决皮肤或指甲问题(如内生性趾甲或难看的足底疣),我们也会帮助您。让我们施展魔法,帮助他们恢复活力!
In Feet First Podiatry, we see children from age 2 and above. This is to better assess their walking accurately as children could understand instructions Our consulting podiatrists at Feet First Podiatry offers podiatry for toddlers and older children to deal with any disorders of the feet and lower limbs with the aim of supporting each child to achieve their greatest physical potential, allowing them to be active and engaged in life’s activities. A doctor’s referral is not required to see a podiatrist.

How does a Podiatrist help? Your child might see a podiatrist for:
1) flat feet
2) toe walking
3) in-toeing / out-toeing
4) gait abnormalities
5) lower limb pain
6) normal lower limb development
7) in grown toe nails
8) warts
9) orthotic therapy
10) footwear assessment

在 Feet First Podiatry,我们为 2 岁及以上的儿童提供服务。这是为了更准确地评估他们的步态,因为孩子们能够理解指令。我们在 Feet First Podiatry 的咨询足病医师为幼儿和年长儿童提供足病治疗,处理脚和下肢任何疾病,旨在支持每个孩子实现其最大的身体潜力,让他们能够积极参与生活活动。无需医生的介绍即可看足病医师。

足病医师如何帮助孩子?您的孩子可能因以下原因看足病医师:
1)扁平足
2)脚趾行走
3)外八字 / 内八字
4)步态异常
5)下肢疼痛
6)正常下肢发育
7)甲溃疡
8)疣
9)矫形治疗
10)鞋类评估

Please give us 24 hours notice if you are going to miss an appointment. We know that at times things can happen at the last minute but a courtesy call to our clinic would be appreciated.

如果您无法赴约,请提前24小时告知我们。我们知道有时候会在最后一刻发生突发情况,但我们希望您能礼貌地打电话通知我们的诊所。

Your first appointment with our podiatrist will be for 45-60 minutes. During the appointment we’ll do a general assessment of your feet (skin, nails, joints, circulation and sensation) and may also provide a gait analysis depending on your presenting foot condition. We’ll discuss your personalised treatment plan and may give you some self-help exercises or activities at home, where appropriate.

您与足科的第一次预约将持续45-60分钟。在预约期间,我们将对您的脚进行一般评估(皮肤、指甲、关节、循环和感觉),并根据您的足部状况可能还会提供步态分析。我们将讨论您的个性化治疗计划,并在适当的情况下为您提供一些自我帮助练习或家庭活动。

• Pain, numbness or swelling in one foot
• shin splints
• Sports players
• flat feet
• knee and back pain
• heel pain
• repeated ankle sprains
• arthritis
• running issues
• diabetic
• corns and callus
• footwear advice
• atheletes’ foot
• dry skin
• ingrown toenails
• nail fungus
• old injury
• buinions

• 脚疼痛,麻木或肿胀
• 脛骨痛
• 运动员
• 扁平足
• 膝关节和背部疼痛
• 脚跟疼痛
• 反复出现的踝关节扭伤
• 关节炎
• 跑步问题
• 糖尿病患者
• 赘疣和鸡眼
• 鞋类建议
• 运动员脚
• 干燥的皮肤
• 症状类型的内采状
• 指甲真菌
• 旧伤
• 趾骨增生

For patients with foot pain, it would be appropriate to seek the medical advice of a licensed podiatrist. However, if body pain is the chief concern, particularly in the neck and back, it is recommended to visit an orthopedic physician. In the event that an individual requires a multidisciplinary approach to their condition, it may be preferable to consult with a physician who is proficient in both fields. This could lead to a comprehensive and more optimal treatment plan.

对于有脚痛症状的病人,最好咨询持牌足病医生的医疗建议。然而,如果主要问题是身体疼痛,特别是颈部和背部疼痛,则建议就诊于骨科医生。如果某个人需要综合治疗方案,则最好咨询精通这两个领域的医生。这会导致更全面、更优化的治疗方案。

Podiatrists are highly skilled healthcare professionals who specialise in diagnosing and treating various foot and lower limb conditions. Seeking their expert help can prevent or correct a wide range of foot injuries or deformities, facilitating your mobility and activity levels. Podiatrists often treat foot and ankle pain, which if left untreated can lead to complications extending to the kinetic chain, such as knee, hip, or low back pain. A podiatrist can offer a diverse range of treatments and recommendations, including specific strength and flexibility exercises, as well as advice on footwear based on your unique foot type. Their expertise can prove invaluable in maintaining the health and wellbeing of your feet and lower limbs.

足病诊所医生是专门诊断和治疗各种足部和下肢疾病的高技能医护专业人员。寻求他们的专业帮助可以预防或纠正各种足部损伤或畸形,促进您的行动自如和活动水平。足病诊所医生经常治疗足踝疼痛,如果不及时治疗,可以导致并发症扩展到动力链,例如膝盖、髋部或腰背疼痛。足病诊所医生可以提供各种治疗和建议,包括特定的力量和柔韧性锻炼,以及根据您独特的足部类型提供鞋类建议。他们的专业知识可以对保持您的足部和下肢的健康和福祉非常有价值。

Podiatrists are expert healthcare professionals who specialise in accurately diagnosing and treating foot or ankle conditions. Through extensive medical and social history, gait analysis, and muscle and joint palpation, they can confidently categorize any condition into six main areas.

Whether you are dealing with persistent
1) foot pain,
2) foot deformities,
3) skin and nail conditions,
4) foot injuries,
5) chronic foot conditions, or
6) sports-related foot problems,

a podiatrist can provide you with the specialised care you need to get back on your feet.

In fact, if you’re an athlete or regularly participate in sports activities, consulting with a sports podiatrist or “foot doctor” with sports medicine expertise can provide you with specialized foot and ankle care, including treatment for sports injuries, optimal biomechanics, performance enhancement, and much more.

Don’t let foot or ankle conditions hold you back. Trust in the expertise of podiatrists to provide you with the care you need to move confidently forward.

足病科医生是专门从事准确诊断和治疗足部或踝部问题的专业保健医生。通过广泛的医学和社会历史、步态分析以及肌肉和关节触诊,他们可以自信地将任何情况分类为六个主要领域。

无论您是否面临持续的
1)足痛、
2)足部畸形、
3)皮肤和指甲情况、
4)足部伤害、
5)慢性足部疾病或
6)与运动有关的足部问题,

足病科医生可以为您提供所需的专业护理,让您重新站立起来。

实际上,如果您是一名运动员或经常参加运动活动,咨询拥有运动医学专业知识的运动足病科医生或“足部专家”可以为您提供专业的足踝护理,包括处理运动损伤、优化生物力学、性能提升等等。

不要让足部或踝部问题束缚您的步伐。信任足病科医生的专业知识,为您提供所需的护理,让您信心满满地前行。

Did you know that foot problems are common as we age? But don’t worry, many of these issues can be treated easily and effectively. There are countless conditions that can affect our feet, some of which are inherited or caused by injury.

For seniors, however, these issues often stem from years of use and impact. To help you out, we’ve put together some helpful information on the most common podiatry concerns among older people, along with the various treatment options available. From mild discomfort to severe, debilitating pain, these conditions can range from

1) arthritis to
2) diabetic foot,
3) plantar fasciitis,
4) hammertoes, and
5) bunions.

But remember, there’s always a solution to every problem!

你知道随着年龄的增长,足部问题很常见吗?不要担心,许多这些问题可以轻松有效地治疗。有无数种因素会影响我们的脚,其中一些是遗传或因伤害造成的。

对于老年人来说,这些问题通常源于多年的使用和冲击。为了帮助您,我们已经准备了一些有用的信息,介绍了老年人最常见的足病问题,以及各种可用的治疗方法。从轻微不适到严重的疼痛,这些条件可以从
1)关节炎,到
2)糖尿病足,
3)足底筋膜炎,
4)锤趾,
5)拇趾外翻。

不过记住,每个问题都有解决方案!

Parents are frequently the first to detect a problem; therefore, check for certain psychological and behavioral changes that denote a potential foot problem. Furthermore, be wary of other issues such as open wounds, warts, nail discoloration, ingrown toenails, and foot fungus, even if they are not coupled with pain and discomfort.

If your child is expressing discomfort like pain, soreness, tenderness, etc. in their legs, feet, or ankles, it is often an initial sign of a foot problem. If your child frequently mentions pain and discomfort, we suggest scheduling an appointment with Feet First Podiatrist right away.

These are all significant signs of an underlying issue, and we encourage you to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. In case your child is athletic, they are at a higher risk of foot problems. Repeated stress on still-growing bones and growth plates pose the potential for breaks, sprains, bruising, and other sources of pain.

We can help you find supportive footwear for your child to use during their activities and guide your child through the basics of proper mechanics for their feet and ankles when walking, running, and jumping.

If your child has already experienced a foot injury, has had difficulties in the past, or has a family history of foot problems, then having an experienced podiatrist on your team is necessary. We will assist your child in managing pre-existing and recurring foot issues to help them grow and develop optimally.

如果您的孩子表现出腿、脚或脚踝的不适感,例如疼痛、酸痛、敏感等,那通常是足部问题的最初信号。如果您的孩子经常提到疼痛和不适,我们建议立即预约 Feet First 足病专家。父母经常是第一个察觉问题的人,请检查是否存在某些心理和行为上的变化,这些变化可能表示潜在的足部问题。此外,即使没有疼痛和不适,也要注意其他问题,如开放性伤口、疣、指甲变色、内长的脚趾甲和脚真菌感染等。

这些都是潜在问题的重要迹象,我们鼓励您尽快安排预约。如果您的孩子是运动员,则他们面临更高的足部问题风险。还要注意,不断的应力对尚未成长完全的骨骼和生长板构成潜在的骨折、扭伤、瘀伤和其他疼痛来源的风险。

我们可以帮助您的孩子找到适合他们在活动中使用的支持性鞋履,并指导他们在行走、跑步和跳跃时正确的足踝机制的基础知识。如果您的孩子已经经历过足部受伤,过去曾经历过困难,或者家族中有足部问题的历史,则需要一个经验丰富的足病专家在您团队中。我们将帮助您的孩子管理既有的和反复出现的足部问题,以帮助他们更好地成长和发展。

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