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chronically keep recurring. Commonly
antibiotics are prescribed by a Doctor to help
alleviate infection and pain; however the root
cause of this condition has to be investigated.
For effective treatment Podiatrists can advise
an appropriate corrective treatment plan,
solving this painful condition permanently.
Skin problems on the
soles of your feet

If your feet are red, itchy and the
skin is scaly and dry, this can be
associated with a fungal infection and may
also be a dermatological issue. This should be
treated appropriately.
Plantar warts, or ‘verrucas,’ are very common
in the UAE, especially amongst children. This
is a viral infection which is easily spread in
warm, moist conditions where people walk
barefoot (swimming pools, home).You should
see a Podiatrist, if you notice a small, new
bump on your foot. Plantar warts look similar
to a cauliflower head and have minute black
dots that look like pepper. There are numerous
ways to treat warts, although at Dubai Podiatry
Centre we have pioneered a treatment method
with much higher and faster success rates than
conventional and outdated treatment methods
such as salicylic acid or cryotherapy.
Painful corns and callous The appearance of
callous/hard skin are symptoms of excessive
pressure on parts of your foot. Podiatrists
will not only remove callous and hard skin,
but a biomechanics Podiatrist will diagnose
any underlying biomechanical cause, to allow
prevention of callous and corns returning.
Corns and callous are formed from excess
pressure/friction on a particular area. At
Dubai Podiatry Centre, we do not just keep on
treating the same issue over and over such as
recurrent corns or callous, but diagnose and
correct any actual underlying cause.
Sports and

When you exercise do you ever
have pain in your lower back,
knees, legs, ankle or foot? Here at Dubai
Podiatry Centre, all our Podiatrists specialize
in biomechanics, which is the study of the
mechanics and function of the human body,
particularly the foot, ankle, leg and hip. This is
very important for understanding patterns of
injury and developing treatment plans, which
will treat existing symptoms of injury and
prevent future sporting injuries. It is crucial
that any biomechanical anomaly, whether
in young budding athletes of the future to
professional footballers is addressed and
corrected or managed to avoid chronic injury
and ensure top performance.
‘Flat feet’ or a
lowering of the arch
You have ‘flat feet’, which you feel
fatigue easily when walking or
running? You have heel pain; especially first
thing in the morning? Your child has heel
pain and may complain mostly after sports?
‘Flat feet’ can affect the major joints and
muscles in the lower limb. A biomechanical
assessment will conclude a treatment plan
for symptomatic low arches and prevent
occurrences of trauma or injury. Most
people do not have truly ‘flat feet’ but
acquire the appearance of this as their arches
collapse, which can be alleviated with the
correct diagnosis and podiatric intervention
by a specifically trained biomechanics
Podiatrist. Dubai Podiatry Centre is the
only centre in the Middle East to operate a
fully equipped orthotics laboratory in-house
to make our fully custom made prescription
orthotics and also allow in-house, while
you wait adjustments during your orthotic
review. Commonly, the ‘alternative’ offered
elsewhere is generic or over-the-counter
insoles which are out-sourced from
manufacturing facilities abroad which
do not offer the same, if at all any, level
of biomechanical correction. Ask your
Podiatrist if they make the orthotics
themselves in their own on-site lab,
and how any adjustments are made, in
order to clarify whether you are being
offered ‘customized or generic’ insoles
or truly custom made prescription
orthotics. The difference is critical to
your outcome. Only a qualified, licensed
Podiatrist (which is also a legally protected
designation) should examine, assess and
diagnose biomechanical anomalies of the
foot and ankle and prescribe appropriate
orthotic therapy. Other subspecialities
such as ‘orthotist’ should work under the
supervision of a Podiatrist and their remit
generally covers making orthotics, and they
do not diagnose, assess or see patients.
Do you have

The UAE has the highest
prevalence of
diabetes worldwide. Locally
in the Middle East, it is
an area where education
and prevention of
diabetic complications
(ulceration and
amputations) is crucial.
It is very important to
have a Diabetic Foot
Assessment annually.
Diabetes can affect the
circulation and level of
sensation to the lower
limb, particularly in
the foot and ankle.
As the farthest
extremity from the
heart, even the
smallest changes
to your overall
diabetic condition/
management can
show up first and be most easily detected in
your feet. The eyes are another part of the
body that should be examined annually as the
smallest organ of the body, again showing up
any small changes. Both of these should be
tested annually (or more frequently if at higher
risk) so that your diabetic condition and
management can be monitored and changed
accordingly to prevent more serious, long-
term damage from occurring undetected to
more vital organs. Podiatrists can assess and
monitor the foot and ankle and educate you,
on how does this work at home.
All of the above have a podiatric solution;
Podiatrists aim to get you mobile and active!
If you have any concerns about your feet and
legs, you know to contact our specialist expert
Podiatrists at Dubai Podiatry Centre, on 04
Oct/Nov 2013