We fail to pay our feet the attention they need. Although obvious, people tend to neglect them until they are sore, and when this occurs, we usually rely on various home remedies and over the counter (OTC) medications. Sometimes, we wait until they are very painful before we actually go to see a foot doctor.
What Is a Foot Doctor?
Feet suffer from several different types of health issues, and foot doctors are familiar with them all. Whether they are podiatrists or orthopedists, they are skilled in the different problems that affect your feet. They can prescribe medication or even perform necessary surgery on your feet and ankles. Among the many problems foot doctor may need to address are:
* Achilles tendon
* Athlete’s foot
* Bone spurs
* Bunions (hallux valgus)
* Calluses and corns
* Fallen arches
* Foot deformities e.g. claw foot, hammertoes, mallet toes
* Hallux limitus/rigidus
* Heel bumps (Haglund’s deformity)
* Ingrown toenails
* Lumps, bumps, cysts and ganglions
* Plantar corns
* Plantar fasciitis
* Rheumatoid arthritis
Such common foot problems comprise the daily or weekly practice of foot doctors across the nation and around the globe. It is their duty to make sure you understand what is wrong with your feet, and they will provide you with the right options. These may be OTC, simple “home remedies” common sense answers, medication or even, as a last resort, surgery. Podiatrists and orthopedists, also favor providing their clients with information on how to prevent foot problems.
You can work with your doctor to prevent the occurrence and/or reoccurrence of these common foot disorders and conditions. Two major causal factors you can control are:
2. Choice of footwear
By maintaining your weight at an appropriate level and choosing suitable shoes for your feet, you can help prevent many disorders.
Contact Your Foot Doctor
If you are suffering from sore feet, you need to make certain it is not something you can address on your own. While some problems may be the result of new shoes, others are not. They require more than a change of shoes, weight loss or OTC. A foot soak simply cannot reduce the problem. If you have any doubts at all about the condition of your feet, contact specialists in this field. Make an appointment with a foot doctor as soon as possible to get to the source of the problem.
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