5 Ways a Podiatrist Can Improve The Health of Your Feet
One of the biggest misconceptions about podiatrists is that they only specialise in treating athletes and those who play sport on a regular basis. But podiatrists can treat everyone, and we help people from all walks of life keep their feet healthy and in top condition.
So, whatever lifestyle you lead, whether it involves playing lots of sport or not, it’s vital that you take steps to improve and maintain the health of your feet. Here are five ways a podiatrist can improve the health of your feet:
1. Treat foot injuries and ailments
Everyone – athletes or not – can get foot and lower limb injuries. (Those who walk a lot or stand most of the day are especially prone to this). If your feet are hurting, or they’ve been bothering you for some reason, a podiatrist can assess them and identify what’s wrong. Even if you have no underlying injury, a podiatrist can provide advice and treatments to help eliminate any pain.
2. Treat nail fungus and other common foot ailments
If you have foot or nail fungus, a podiatrist can help remove it completely. Foot and nail fungus are notoriously difficult to get rid of, and they can damage your nails and skin if you don’t treat them correctly.
We can prescribe the right treatments for your foot or nail fungus to remove the problem safely and effectively. Our range of treatments include anti-fungal medication, topical ointments, non-invasive surgical solutions, and PACT fungal nail treatments.
Forget experimenting with home remedies that you’re not sure will actually work. By consulting with a podiatrist, you’ll get more effective treatments that can remove your foot or nail fungus as soon as possible.
3. Analyse your biomechanics
Just because you don’t have a major injury doesn’t mean that you’re not headed towards one. It’s easy to put unnecessary stress and pressure on your feet, wearing them down until you get hurt or injured.
To prevent hidden injuries, it’s important to understand your biomechanics and work with how your feet and lower limbs are designed.
But every person is different, so you’ll need a proper evaluation from a specialist to understand your foot and lower limb structures. A podiatrist can evaluate these parts to provide recommendations for maximising your efficiency and preventing injury.
4. Prescribe the right footwear
Wearing the wrong type of footwear is one of the most common causes of foot pain. If your feet have been hurting and you’re not sure why it could be worth having a podiatrist evaluate your feet. A podiatrist can prescribe the right footwear for your feet, including any orthotics that may be necessary to make your feet comfortable while walking or running.
5. Foot or nail therapy
Aside from treating foot injuries and ailments, podiatrists can also provide preventative and restorative care for your feet.
Here at Mint Foot Care, we offer paraffin wax therapy that can moisturise your skin, to relieve stress and pain. This not only helps prevent injuries, but it can also help improve your mood and well-being. We also provide KeryFlex Nail Restoration that can restore the look and normal function of broken nails.
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