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The professional who practices in the field of podiatry is the podiatrist. Next we are going to explain the functions that a podiatrist or podiatrist performs and in the same way that you know how we can help you.

What does a podiatrist do?

The podiatrist is the health specialist in charge of preventing, diagnosing, treating and rehabilitating conditions related to the feet.  Some of the ailments that a podiatrist treats are hammertoes, fungus, corns, ingrown toenails, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, flat feet and many more.The aforementioned conditions are the most common, surely you suffer or have suffered from some of them, but it is very likely that you did not go to them when they started to bother you. Although we do not pay them the attention they deserve, our feet are one of the most important parts of our body.

Podiatry treatments performed in Body & Mind.


Treatment by which and through various manual techniques we manage to solve the negative alterations that our feet acquire over time.

thechiropodology or assistive podiatryis the best known branch of podiatry. By means of different manual techniques, it tries to combat and eliminate the alterations that appear in the conrea layer of the skin of the feet with the passage of time. Some of them are helomas, hyperkeratosis or nail alterations such as fungus or black nails. Our session consists of cutting and milling the nails and eliminating the keratopathies (hardness) that our foot may present.

Yes, chiropodology is the most well-known treatment because it is the one that treats the most frequent foot problems.Although it is quick and easy to eliminate by our team, for the patient it can become a great nuisance due to the pain it creates, and if it is not treated in time, it can even prevent us from carrying out our daily activities normally.

Silicone prosthesis.

They are devices or protectors made by hand and handcrafted in the podiatrist's office to obtain the desired shape to suit the anatomy and needs of the patient.

They are used for the prevention and correction of certain pathologies.

According to their function, they are divided into:

  • Palliatives are used to prevent rubbing and pressure from footwear. They prevent the appearance of corns, calluses, eczemas, etc.
  • Correctiveare used to correct deformities and try to avoid surgery. It helps us with bunions or claw toes. This technique is most effective in patients who are not very old as long as the alteration is not rigid.
  • Protective, This prosthesis is recommended when the deformity cannot be corrected, such as amputation of a toe.
  • Interdigital or interdigital separators, are placed between the toes to prevent rubbing, chafing or calluses.
  • For dischargeThis prosthesis is usually used in patients with diabetic or circulatory problems or with advanced age. This prosthesis helps us to change the position of the fingers to reduce pain.

Plantar papillomas or plantar warts.

Plantar warts are a viral infection caused by human papillomavirus or HPVThey lodge in the first two layers of the skin and are rough to the touch. They usually appear on the metatarsophalangeal region and the heels of the feet, the areas that bear the most pressure. This pressure can also cause the wart to grow inward under a layer of thick, hard skin (callus).

Plantar wart symptoms.

  • A small rough bump on the sole of the foot, usually at the base of the toes, the ball of the foot or on the heel.
  • In brown and black skin, their growth is usually lighter than healthy skin.
  • If the wart grows inward, on the outside we will find hard and thickened skin, commonly known as callus.
  • We may observe one or several black spots, these are small coagulated blood vessels known as wart seeds.
  • Several growths may appear on the sole of the foot known as mosaic warts.
  • We can also observe a variation of the normal lines and grooves of the skin of the foot.
  • Sensation of pain and tenderness when walking or standing.

Onychocryptosis or ingrown nails.

La Onychocryptosis or ingrown nails. also erroneously known as "ingrown toenail". this condition appears when a edge of the toenail penetrates the skin of the toe, this usually results in pain, redness and swelling. This pathology affects more the big toe,but it can appear in any of them.