Foot Diseases


Ayse YALIMAN, MD, Professor

Purpose of Establishment
  • To diagnose, and under the guidance of current scientific data, to provide treatment for the foot disorders which are commonly observed in the community and also constitute a significant health problem
  • To direct the diagnosis and treatment of the patients through three-dimensional pedobarographic evaluation using “Footscan 3D” device
  • To inform patients about the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of the disease and to ensure that the patients acquire the greatest benefit from the treatment used by informing them in detail about the exercises to be performed at home and other treatment and prevention methods
  • Monitoring the patients during the course of the treatment to facilitate restoring daily activities and to accelerate return to work process, and to monitor the effectiveness of the treatments by control visits performed periodically after the treatment
  • To provide academic training and within this context, to plan and conduct scientific researches

What We Do
Examination and evaluation forms of the patients are completed by a team comprising executive lecturers and the residents, required investigations are requested and pedobarographic evaluation is performed in each patient during walking on “Footscan 3D” device. Information about distribution of pressure on foot and gait disorders is gathered with static and dynamic measurements obtained. A diagnosis is then established with the results of the evaluations and investigations; treatment options such as custom-made lasts, physical therapy, exercise, orthosis, medical treatment and drug injection. For the patients given custom-made lasts and shoes, pedobarographic measurements are repeated with the ordered lasts and shoes; if deemed appropriate, their use is approved, otherwise correction is requested. The patients are monitored closely during and after the treatment and asked to come for control visit with certain intervals.

“Footscan 3D” device in the pedobarography laboratory allows for walking analysis with three-dimensional static and dynamic measurements. Measurements made while patients are walking or standing on this platform allow accurate assessment of the plantar pressure distribution, walking patterns and gait disorders. Custom-made lasts produced considering the measurement data are assessed for the use with the shoes and best fit analysis. The efficacy of the treatment is evaluated with consecutive measurements and the patients are asked to come for control visit periodically.

Working Days

“Foot Disorders” Outpatient Clinic located in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department of Istanbul University Faculty of Medicine, serves in the foot disorders outpatient clinic on Tuesdays once in every two weeks from 13.30 to 15.30.

How to Apply?

Patients having degenerative or inflammatory foot or ankle disease, foot pain secondary to gait disorder, plantar fasciitis, and foot problems due to diabetes, neurological foot diseases and leg length discrepancy are first examined in the general outpatient clinic and directed to the “Foot Disorders” outpatient clinic.