Think of all of the things that your feet do – they help us to walk, to run, to stand and balance. However, they are also one of the parts of the body that are most overlooked when it comes to taking care of ourselves, and this is why a large proportion of the general population experience foot problems. This is where routine podiatry services can help.
Podiatrists are highly trained medical professionals who specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of problems with the feet and lower limbs.
What Are Routine Podiatry Services?
Our biggest tip is to think about your feet in the same way that you do your eyes or your teeth. You regularly visit the opticians or dentist to check that everything is in working order – even if you don’t have any concerns. The podiatrist can catch any potential conditions before they start to cause problems, keeping your feet in tip top condition.
Additionally, we sometimes have problems with our feet which don’t seem too serious (such as smelly feet, for instance!). Although you might think this is trivial, it might be caused by an underlying condition which could get worse or develop into other, more serious issues if left untreated.
What Would Happen During An Appointment?
Routine podiatry services are a general check up of your feet. During the appointment, if possible, your podiatrist will treat any minor conditions that you have, such as:
- Corns, calluses and any other areas of dry, hard skin
- Infected toenails
- Fungal infections such as athlete’s foot
- Verrucas and warts
- Any foot problems associated with diabetes.
On certain occasions, your podiatrist may diagnose a condition that requires a further appointment to treat, or a referral to another medical professional. In these instances, they will explain everything so that you are kept informed about the condition and your health.
How Do I Know If I Need Routine Podiatry Services?
We recommend that everyone has routine check ups with their podiatrist. Even if you think your feet are in perfect health, a podiatrist will be able to spot issues such as an abnormal gait or arches which could lead to injury later on in life if they aren’t corrected.
Booking An Appointment…
Northwich Foot Clinic is handily located in the centre of Northwich, close to the train station and accessible for people from Cheshire, Manchester and other locations across the North West. We have a handy online booking system where you can book your initial 30 minute long podiatry appointment. During this appointment, your podiatrist will undergo an assessment of your feet and put together a treatment plan.