Treat Your Feet

 

Not usually top of our to-do list, but managing foot health now can prevent issues down the line

Midlife podiatory

 

What is a Podiatrist?

Podiatrists are medical professionals who treat problems that affect your feet or lower legs. They can treat complications from ongoing health issues as well as injuries.

 

Why bother?

By the time you’re 50, you’ll probably have walked thousands and thousands of miles on your feet, and they are complex structures — with many bones, tendons, and ligaments that have to work together perfectly to keep you moving. Our feet do a lot of work, so it’s vital to look after them.Many podiatrists will also provide a detailed assessment of how you walk or run, and whether this is impacting problems in your feet or lower limbs

 

What do I need to know?

People often ask what the difference is between Chiropody and Podiatry. Podiatry is simply the ‘modern’ medical name for the pre-existing profession of chiropody, but they are effectively one and the same thing

 

The bottom line

Until you suffer from foot issues, it’s likely you taken your feet pretty much for granted. You can always contact your GP to see if you qualify for NHS podiatry treatment, but if your condition isn’t affecting your mobility or health (like a verucca that looks ugly but doesn’t hurt when you walk), you’re unlikely to be eligible. But there are many private podiatry clinics you visit for a private treatment.

 

Find trusted podiatrists here.

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