The correct management and treatment of your condition is vital. At Sure Step Podiatry you can be sure of a timely, expert and caring treatment service from our Coffs Harbour Podiatry team.

The following are common areas we treat but please call to discuss any other issues.

Nail Care
Nail care includes treating fungal and infected nails, correct trimming, thickened nails, curved nails and lifting of the nail.
Ingrown Nails
There are lots of possible reasons for ingrown toenails; genetics, trauma, incorrect trimming, poor fitting footwear to name a few. Ingrown toenails can be treated two ways;conservatively with cutting techniques, salt water soaks, shoe wear etc or with a simple nail surgerydesigned to permanently remove the small side of the nail that digs in.
Corns
Corns, just like calluses, are an area of thickened skin that occur in areas of pressure or friction. Most corns can be removed by the podiatrist and recommendations made to prevent their recurrence. Correct footwear choice and pressure offloading techniques are used.
Callous
Calluses usually develop due to excessive pressure or friction on a specific area of the foot just as a corn does. Increased pressure causes the body to create a protective thick layer of skin. The best way to remove a callous is with the professional help of a podiatrist. They’ll also help to work out why the callous is occurring and give you guidance to prevent its return.
Plantar Verrucae
The treatment of warts can be challenging. Wart treatment is indicated for numerous reasons including irritation, pain, cosmetic embarrassment and risk of transmission. pLantarveruccae are actually the result of an immune virus in the body. Treatment is varied and may involve the podiatrist debriding the veruccae and applying a pharmaceutical to initiate an immune response from the body.
Tinea Pedis
Athlete’s foot, also known as Tinea, is a common fungal infection that affects the skin on your feet.
Treatment is usually topical antifungal cream and advice to prevent a reoccurrence.
Onychomycosis
Onychomycosis is a common fungal infection of the nails. The infection is often unsightly and painful with the nail changing color and becoming brittle and crumply.
Treatment includes laser, topical medication and oral medication. We’ll also give you advice on how to minimise reoccurrence or worsening of the infection.
Diabetes
Podiatrists have been trained and educated to understand how diabetes can affect a patient as well as how to perform specialist foot examinations and risk assessments. Every time a patient with Diabetes visits a Podiatrist they need to undergo this examination and be assigned a risk classification, so that an accurate prevention and treatment plan can be designed with the best outcomes for the patient.
Arthritis

Podiatrists have knowledge about the effects of arthritis in regard to the feet. We understand that painful, swollen joints in the feet can lead to a deformity or disability which affects your ability to walk as normal.
To start with, we will perform a test called ‘gait analysis’. This is where you are asked to walk up and down the room (or on a treadmill) whilst we look at your walking action.

From here we will recommend and design insoles or ‘orthotics’ which will correct any faults in your walking gait or special shoes which will support your affected foot.We can advise you about what types of shoes to purchase; devices which make it easier to put on or remove shoes and keeping your feet warm especially if you have problems with your circulation.

From here we will recommend and design insoles or ‘orthotics’ which will correct any faults in your walking gait or special shoes which will support your affected foot.We can advise you about what types of shoes to purchase; devices which make it easier to put on or remove shoes and keeping your feet warm especially if you have problems with your circulation.

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What Our Clients Say

Great service! Professional, friendly and caring.
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Imaken Images
07:42 09 Sep 20
Anna, Karin and Brigid are all lovely. They spend the time to listen and address any concerns. They will give you the most accurate factual information and also have access to new diagnostic equipment making your visit more pleasant and comfortable with out having to refer you to another service. They accommodate late afternoon appointments for those after school or work appointments and emergency appointments for those in pain or at an extreme health risk. You are able to see Anna, Karin or Brigid at 3 locations on the Mid North Coast. Coffs Harbour, Nambucca and Woolgoolga. Each location is easily accessible with free parking. Hicaps is also available saving you the headache of claiming from your healthfund. 🤗 5 stars from me.
Ashley Mosley
Ashley Mosley
10:14 02 Aug 19
Parking is easily accessible and very close to town anyway. The rooms were nice and fresh, the staff there are lovely and caring. They gave me a very thorough assessment. I would highly recommend them.
Ellen Barry
Ellen Barry
02:07 06 Jul 19
Experienced, professional and caring podiatrists.
Kristen Power
Kristen Power
10:07 20 Jun 19
Susan  Crocetti
Susan Crocetti
22:15 12 Jun 19
Easy parking at the rear, Fresh modern clinics and friendly and helpful staff.Can highly recommend Sure Step
tim james
tim james
11:03 31 May 19