The benefits of seeing a podiatrist range from the preventative actions we take to the conditions we treat.
On a daily basis, our feet and lower limbs take a lot of pressure. The average number of steps an Australian takes per day is 4,491. As of 2021, the current life expectancy for Australia is 83.64 years, which gives you an idea of just how many steps we take in our lifetime.
Our feet are an incredible system of ligaments, muscles, tendons, and bones that help us to stand, run, and walk while supporting the weight of our body, and yet we take our feet for granted. They often get forgotten until something goes wrong. Many of us think that our foot and lower limb issues will go away with time and rest and are not quick to rush to the podiatrist to get their issues evaluated.
While we are young we take our mobility for granted, but as we age, maintaining our ability to get around becomes of primary importance.
The benefits of seeing a podiatrist become very valuable when you reach this stage in life, but you don’t have to wait until you are experiencing any issues or you are older to see one of our podiatrists.
What is a Podiatrist? The benefits of seeing a podiatrist
A podiatrist (sometimes known as a foot doctor) are specialised healthcare professionals who are trained to treat issues and health concerns explicitly for your feet and lower limbs. Our team of podiatrists are able to treat sporting injuries, diseases and provide podiatry care for younger children. Foot injuries and diseases can be quite complex and often are caused by underlying problems. Therefore, they often work alongside other healthcare professionals to provide comprehensive health treatment. A big aspect of our work is prevention, as there are several injuries and problems that can be managed easily if done correctly and in the early stages.