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Wollongong’s clinic of choice for foot care services

At Dapto Podiatry Clinic, we provide a range of foot care services in Wollongong, handling everything from heel pain and bunions to gait problems and shin splints. We’ve answered a few frequently asked questions about our services below, but for more information or to book an appointment with one of our podiatrists, please get in touch.

How does Dapto Podiatry treat heel pain or heel spurs?

We generally use orthotics to treat heel pain as this has a more than 80% success rate for curing Plantar Fasciitis/heel pain. We’ll create the most suitable treatment plan based on your specific circumstances that may involve combining orthotics with pain relief medication or taping.

What causes heel pain/Plantar Fasciitis?

Heel pain results from excess strain placed on the plantar ligament, usually arising from an abnormal gait when walking.

What causes smelly feet?

Foot odour results from bacteria and other germs, so frequent washing and good hygiene is key. Certain products can also be purchased to tackle this particular problem.

What causes knee pain?

Knee pain can be caused by over-use and from injuries – particularly while playing sport. At Dapto Podiatry Clinic, we usually deal with knee pain resulting from over-use, but can handle all types of injuries.

Do I need a referral to visit Dapto Podiatry Clinic?

No – a referral is not necessary – just give us a call to book an appointment.

I don’t like my feet and am embarrassed about revealing them to someone. What should I do?

Just give us a call and we’ll have a look. We’ve seen all types of feet, so nothing fazes us, and we’ll make sure you feel relaxed and comfortable at our clinic.

Can I claim directly through HICAPs with my private health insurance card?

Yes. We have HICAPS terminals at our clinic where you can usually make a claim and pay the difference, if eligible. Other patients may have to get an invoice and take this to their health fund for the rebate.

What are the main causes of pain in children's feet?

As children grow, they can experience different types of foot pain, but if this persists beyond a few days, then it’s best to contact us at Dapto Podiatry Clinic. We’ll assess their feet and identify any issues, devising the most suitable treatment plan for their needs. Problems may result from gait, growing pains, high-arched or pronated feet, as well as other causes.

Do you do home visits?

If you live in the local area, we can arrange a home visit as necessary although specialist treatment will have to be carried out on our premises.

Can I pay with credit card?

Yes. Dapto Podiatry Clinic accepts both VISA and MasterCard payments.

Call us today on 02 4261 6909 for more information
about our professional foot care services in Wollongong.

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