Keeping Feet Naturally Healthy: A Podiatry Blog

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Keeping Feet Naturally Healthy: A Podiatry Blog

When I worked as a volunteer in a nursing home, I always worried so much about the residents' feet. Many of them had cracked, dry feet, and some of them had nerve issues, back pain due to feet issues and excessive swelling. In many cases, they waited so long to get care from a podiatrist that their feet were in a terrible state by the time they got help. I started to take care of their feet before they got too hurt, and while doing so I learned many natural care tips as well as when to call for help from a podiatrist. If you are an elder, work with elders or have general concerns about feet and podiatry, this blog is for you. Hi, my name is Opal, and I want to welcome you to this blog!

Wholistic Foot Care: Achieving Optimal Health From the Ground Up

Your feet are the often neglected foundation of your body. They are what carry you through the day, yet people often take them for granted. Bad footwear choices, excessive standing and high-impact activities can all take a toll on your feet, leading to problems like plantar fasciitis, ankle pain and even chronic back pain. That's why it's crucial to take a holistic approach to foot care that focuses on achieving optimal health from the ground up. Read More 

Mobility Equipment your Podiatrist May Recommend

If you're having foot issues, your podiatrist may recommend a variety of mobility equipment to help you get around easier. Whether you're suffering from a chronic condition or have just had surgery and need some extra support, mobility aids can be invaluable in helping you remain independent. This blog post takes a look at what types of equipment are available and how they can help. Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are designed to provide mobility for those who cannot walk or need assistance. Read More 

Why Some Sports People May Be at Risk of Developing a Specific Condition

If you're an active sportsperson, you may have noticed some unusual issues of late after you've gone through a period of considerable exertion. For example, you may have felt that your legs were particularly heavy or noticed a burning sensation in the calves, thighs or feet. Does this just mean that you've been doing too much, or could it be signs of an emerging condition? Unusual Symptoms All athletes will go through periods of pain and discomfort as they seek to push themselves and get better at their chosen sport. Read More 

Signs That You are a Candidate for Custom Foot Orthotics

Foot disorders can significantly affect someone's gait or render them immobile in extreme cases. Therefore, it is crucial to see a podiatrist and have them examine the extent of a foot disorder and propose appropriate treatment. Custom foot orthotics are inserts that podiatrists prescribe to patients to align the feet, prevent injuries, relieve pain, and enhance walking efficiency. Notably, custom orthotics are recommended for extreme cases; hence, not everyone is a candidate. Read More 

Understanding How Podiatry Can Benefit You During Pregnancy

Your body goes through a number of changes during pregnancy, and these changes can have an impact on the health of your feet. As your baby grows and your bump gets bigger, your centre of gravity changes, and you also have to get used to carrying additional weight. Podiatry can provide drug-free relief from a number of foot problems in pregnancy. Podiatry is considered safe during pregnancy, but it's best to consult with your doctor or midwife before seeing a podiatrist, and you should always make sure your podiatrist knows you are pregnant, as this will allow them to create a safe and effective treatment plan for you. Read More