Feet are, quite literally, the foundation of our body. They bring us everywhere we go and help us achieve most of our daily tasks. Sometimes injuries or pathologies might severely undermine our ability to walk,stand or dance and we might feel like we need to see a specialist. Perhaps you suffered an injury, you suffer from diabetes or simply want some help in choosing the right shoes. What should we look for in a foot care specialist? What is a foot care specialist, and what problems can be treated by one?
What Is A Foot Care Specialist?
Simply put, a foot care specialist – or podiatrist- is a highly skilled healthcare practitioner who takes care of your feet and makes sure that they’re treated according to your lifestyle, injuries or pre-existing conditions.
A podiatrist is trained to recognise, diagnose and treat any pathology related to feet: they can help you with warts, bunions, sports injuries but also help you take care of calluses, ingrown toenails and corns.
When Should You Be Looking For One?
You should treat your feet as you treat your eyes and teeth, so we suggest you see a podiatrist to properly assess your health even if you are not showing particular symptoms.
That will help you prevent any pathology, trauma or orthopedic condition from being left untreated or undiagnosed.
However, if it’s your first visit and have any issues related to your feet keep in mind that you should consult with a foot care specialist if:
- You have diabetes
- You have warts
- You have suffered an injury
- You have medical conditions such as arthritis, osteoarthritis and gout
- If your feet are unusually smelly
- You have ingrown toenails or painful calluses
- You have troubles taking care of your feet (a foot care specialist might help you file your nails and keep your feet in pristine condition)
No problem is too trivial for a podiatrist! If you notice that something’s wrong, you should book your appointment as soon as possible.
What To Look For in a Foot Care Specialist…
Although all foot care specialists hold degrees in Podiatry, you will want to make sure their skills are up to the task of taking care of your feet. You should be looking for a podiatrist with a solid reputation and, if you have any pre-existing condition, see if they are specialized in it or not.
Our clinic offers the expertise of three brilliant podiatrists: give us a call and our receptionists will be delighted to help you choose the right fit for your feet!
How To Make An Appointment…
To book an appointment for our foot care services you can either call us on 01606 45077 or directly book your service here, under the “Podiatry” section of our website.
We are located in the heart of Northwich, Cheshire.