Painful feet can leave you feeling miserable and impair your mobility. So keeping feet in good condition is extremely important, especially as we get older and problems are more likely to occur.
Treating feet and lower legs
Podiatrists are health care professionals who have been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections.
The professional can give you and your family advice on how to look after your feet and what type of shoes to wear. He or she can also treat and alleviate day-to-day foot problems, which might include;
- Toe deformities
- Ingrown toenails
- Athlete’s foot
- Cracked heels
- Foot health for diabetic patients
Even if your feet are generally in good condition, you might consider having a single session of podiatry to have the hard skin on your feet removed, toenails clipped, to find out if you’re wearing the right shoes (take your shoes with you for specific advice on footwear) or just to check that you’re looking after your feet properly.
Podiatrists can also help with more complex foot problems including preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries related to sports and/or exercise.
Medcare can refer patients to a qualified podiatrist, if further treatment is required, following consultation.
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