Foot Conditions & how they affect your overall health
Foot conditions can affect your health and health conditions can affect your feet.
As podiatrists, we see time and time again, the correlation between foot conditions and overall health and well-being. Often overlooked, foot health is crucial to maintaining physical and mental well-being. This is because our feet and the health of our feet are what help us live a healthy and active lifestyle.
There are a range of foot conditions that we treat here at East Gosford Podiatry that play a vital role in your overall health. These include athlete’s foot/tinea, bunions, corns & calluses, cracked heels, fungal nail infections, severs disease and more.
Often health issues such as diabetes play a role in the overall health of our feet as diabetes is known to cause peripheral neuropathy so patients lose sensation in their feet which can lead to ulcers and other foot problems.
Feet are the Foundations of our Body
The feet are the major foundations of our bodies and play a vital role in mobility and balance. When the feet are not properly cared for, it can lead to a host of issues, including pain, injury, and even depression. Having issues with the feet can lead to decreased mobility which is the biggest factor when it comes to depression caused from foot problems.
One of the most important ways to maintain foot health is through regular check-ups with one of our excellent podiatrists here at East Gosford Podiatry. Our podiatrists specialise in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of foot and ankle conditions from people of all ages. We work with children, the elderly and everyone in between and pride ourselves on our high level of care, attention to detail and patient follow-up.
Podiatry Check-ups for Foot Conditions
During regular check-ups, our East Gosford podiatrists will examine your feet, check for any signs of injury or disease, and recommend appropriate treatments.
Proper foot care is also essential to maintaining foot health. This includes keeping the feet clean and dry, wearing comfortable shoes that fit well, and regularly stretching and exercising the feet.
Wearing shoes that don’t fit correctly or high heels for too many hours can cause pain and injury and can even lead to long-term problems such as hammertoes and bunions.
Orthotics and custom shoe inserts can also play an important role in maintaining overall foot and lower limb health. These devices are designed to provide support and cushioning to the feet, reducing the risk of pain and injury and can also help to improve balance and reduce the risk of falls, especially in older adults.
Diabetes is another condition that can greatly impact foot health. Individuals with diabetes are at a higher risk for foot problems such as neuropathy, which can lead to numbness and loss of sensation in the feet. Not having the sensations mean that people with diabetes could develop an ulcer without knowing that can have dire consequences, such as loss of toes or the entire foot. It can also slow the healing process.
Regular check-ups with our highly experienced Central Coast Podiatrists, as well as proper foot care can help to prevent these complications and keep your feet in good health for years to come.
Sports Podiatry is also an important aspect of foot and ankle health and rehabilitation. Our sports Podiatrists are trained to help people recover from injuries and conditions that affect the feet and lower limbs. They can provide exercises and stretches that can help to improve strength, flexibility, and range of motion and can also recommend things such as orthotics that may help how you walk or run.
In addition to physical health and well-being, foot health also plays a role in mental well-being. Foot pain and injuries can lead to depression and a loss of independence. By taking care of your feet, we can improve our overall quality of life and maintain our mobility and independence. As we say here at East Gosford Podiatry, we get you back on your feet and help you to put your best foot forward.
Foot health is an essential aspect of overall well-being. Regular check-ups with a podiatrist, proper foot care, orthotics, and even physiotherapy can all play a vital role in maintaining foot health.