Should I Make An Appointment At A Podiatry Clinic?
Podiatrists (otherwise known as chiropodists) are foot experts and can treat all manner of foot problems, but you may not know that this can help with a whole host of other health issues including back pain and knee injuries. Whether you have difficulties with your feet or not, it is a good idea to book an appointment at a podiatry clinic.
What does a podiatrist do?
Podiatrists help to keep people mobile. Your feet are an incredibly important part of your body, bearing your weight all day long – carrying you through work, your day to day activities and exercise. Keeping them healthy is key to remaining active for as long as possible. As well as dealing with some of the more common foot problems such as nail infections, corns and calluses and verrucas, podiatrists can also help with sports injuries and gait issues – which, if untreated, can lead to pain in other parts of the body. No issue is too small to take to a podiatrist; your foot health is just too important!
What else can a podiatrist help with?
Whilst a podiatrist is great for treating problems with your feet, it is also worth making an appointment for a general check-up, just as you would with an optician or a dentist. Even if your feet are in good condition, a podiatrist can check your blood circulation, look at the way you walk and pick up any minor (or major!) problems. Your podiatrist will be able to check your shoes and make sure you’re looking after your feet properly.
This sort of preemptive maintenance is a great move for your health, particularly if you like to do a lot of running or walking. Your feet each contain 26 bones and over 100 muscles, so by seeing a podiatrist you’ll be able to ensure your feet are in tip top condition and this may help you to avoid injury. Great news!
Whether you’re experiencing pain when walking, have smelly feet or no obvious problems at all, your podiatrist will be able to help and advise you.
What will happen at your podiatry clinic appointment?
Firstly, your podiatrist will take a medical history and carry out a few basic tests. You will be able to talk about any concerns that you have and if there are minor issues (for example, hard skin, corns or calluses), these could be treated at your very first appointment. Your podiatrist could supply orthotics – these are tailor-made insoles which are designed to support and realign your foot – or create a treatment plan. You will leave safe in the knowledge that your feet are experiencing the best possible care.
How much does a podiatry appointment cost?
Our prices are clear and transparent – there are no hidden costs. You can take a look at our prices here. If you have any questions about our services just get in touch; we’ll be happy to help! Our friendly, dedicated team at Northwich Foot Clinic looks forward to looking after your feet.