There is a common myth in the world of podiatry that I have heard put forward that podiatrist Shepparton, WA is a place to go if you have an accident and need a crutch. This is not true. Podiatrist Shepparton is actually situated in Melbourne Australia and is part of a long line of respected health care institutions that are scattered around the country. There are hospitals in Western Australia, Victoria, South Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, and so on, making the regional hub known as “Podiatrists Shepparton”.
If you have an ankle sprain or ankle fracture, you need to see a podiatrist as soon as possible so that treatment can commence before you have any long-term negative effects to your health. This is why I believe that it is a shame that this myth has become so popular. It is actually a very common and sensible myth that many people think about when they are in need of a foot care professional such as a podiatrist, a crutch or even x-ray equipment. The last thing a patient needs is to be talked about their pain, x-rays or what will happen if they do not get a cast and plaster for a week or so.
A lot of people will simply say that they will have to go to their local GP or orthopaedic surgeon in order to have their foot sprain or ankle fracture looked at. However, there is a problem with this approach. Firstly, not all GPs or OPs are qualified to treat ankle sprains and fractures. Secondly, I have seen a myth that some physios or GPs are able to treat only sports injuries or minor foot issues. This is totally untrue, so if you suffer from a serious foot issue, it is best to see your podiatrist as soon as possible.