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Your feet are undeniably your simplest and safest mode of transportation. They give you support and freedom; so, give them the gift of health with regular checks!
Each pair of feet is unique and can have its share of small or big problems.
How can I take care of my feet at home?
- Maintain excellent hygiene.
- Use a gentle soap, rinse your feet well after washing them, and dry them before putting on your socks.
- Apply quality moisturizer before going to bed.
- Trim your nails regularly, but don’t cut them too short to prevent ingrown toenails.
- Wear well-fitting shoes.
- Do not wear high heels every day. They are bad for your feet and for several other parts of your body.
- Examine your feet regularly to quickly detect any problems, lesions or changes in appearance. Use a compact mirror if needed.
- Never ignore a foot problem; seek medical attention promptly.
What are the most common foot problems?
Common foot problems range from hard skin, ingrown toenails, and nail infections to sports injuries, diabetic ulcers, calluses and corns. If you suspect you have any of these conditions, come in for an appointment so we can assess, diagnose and treat you effectively.
What does a podiatrist do?
Podiatrists are healthcare professionals who have been trained to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs.
They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections.
They can give you and your family advice on how to look after your feet and what type of shoes to wear.
They can also treat and alleviate day-to-day foot problems, including:
- toenail problems, such as thickened toenails, fungal nail infections or ingrown toenails
- corns and calluses
- athlete's foot
- smelly feet
- dry and cracked heels
- flat feet
- heel pain
- ageing feet
- sports injuries
How can a podiatrist help?
You may want to see a podiatrist for advice and treatment if you have painful feet, thickened or discoloured toenails, cracks or cuts in the skin, growths such as warts and verrucas, scaling or peeling on the soles, or any other foot-related problem.
Podiatrists can also supply orthotics, which are tailor-made insoles, padding and arch supports to relieve arch or heel pain.
The orthotic is put into your shoe to realign your foot, take pressure off vulnerable areas of your foot, or simply make your shoes more comfortable.
Even if your feet are generally in good condition, you might consider having a single session of podiatry.
For example, you may want to have any hard skin on your feet removed or have your toenails clipped.
A podiatrist can also advise you about footwear (take your shoes with you) and 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 exercise.