What Is A Podiatrist?
Is morning foot pain a familiar feeling for you? Are your heels sore after walking or have you had recurring cases of athlete's foot? These are all reasons to see a Crawley podiatrist for your foot and lower limb issues.
A podiatrist is a doctor with an interest in conditions affecting the feet, ankles, and lower limbs. They assess these areas of the body with an aim of diagnosing the problem and working on a treatment plan to help you feel your best.
How A Crawley Podiatrist May Help You
Attending to nail care can assist in identifying problems impacting the nails prior to them worsening, like addressing fungal nail infections.
In the past few years, there have been considerable developments in wart treatment options, which can encompass natural healing practices, cryotherapy, or freezing processes.
Diabetic Foot Care
People with diabetes recognise the importance of foot care by a podiatrist including regular checks to examine circulation and detect any possible changes.
Corn And Callus Treatment
Addressing a corn or callus must always be carried out by a podiatrist, with the intention of resolving the root cause instead of merely alleviating the symptom.
Common Foot And Lower Leg Conditions
We assist with common conditions, including:
Heel And Ankle Pain
Heel and ankle soreness may result from plantar fasciitis or another problem. Regardless of the underlying cause, it can impede your freedom of movement.
Usual injuries sustained in sports that might influence the feet consist of Achilles tendonitis, stress fractures, ankle sprains, and the development of heel spurs.
The cause of ingrown toenails could be ill-fitting shoes, cutting a toenail excessively short, or a toe injury, which leads to discomfort, sensitivity, inflammation, and swelling.
Fungal Nail Infections
Fungal infections of the nails might result in thickening or the formation of brittle, crumbling, or irregular nails. These usually involve the toenails, but fingernails can be affected too.
Calluses And Corns
Calluses are characterised by their thickened, rough skin, commonly appearing on the soles of feet, while corns are akin but generally smaller, more rigid, and painful.
Warts found on the feet, often called plantar warts, are regularly painful, solid, and grainy formations appearing on the heel or ball of the foot.
Athlete's foot doesn't only affect athletes; it's a fungal skin infection that typically develops when an individual wears tight shoes, leading to sweaty feet.
Diabetic Foot Care
People with diabetes are at higher risk of developing foot problems due to the likelihood of nerve damage in the feet, blood circulation issues, and risk of infection.
What to Expect During Podiatry Care
We aim to uncover the underlying cause of your foot, ankle, or lower limb issue, and work with you to fix it. This may include many questions and some physical assessments so we can be as thorough in our assessment as possible.
No two diagnoses will be exactly the same. A customised diagnosis is for you and you alone, and helps to determine which treatment/s may be best for you/
As a result of your customised diagnosis, your treatment will be tailored specifically for you and your individual concerns and needs.
Seeing an experienced podiatrist will not only ensure you get the most accurate diagnosis, but they will also assess your feet and general health to determine how quickly you are likely to respond to SWIFT Microwave Therapy.
Your Podiatry Questions Answered
What should I look for in a podiatrist?
Education and experience is important, but so is a good working relationship. Ensure you choose a podiatrist who understands your specific concern and answers your questions with confidence and puts your mind at ease.
How often will I need to visit a podiatrist?
The frequency you see your podiatrist will depend on your condition and its severity, so this will vary. We recommend asking your podiatrist during your consultation for their estimate.
I have diabetes— can a podiatrist help me?
It’s important for people with diabetes to see a podiatrist regularly, so if you’re looking for a podiatrist for this reason, we can certainly help.
Why do I feel pain in my feet when I walk or exercise?
If you feel pain when you walk or exercise, this could be due to a number of reasons, including plantar fasciitis, ingrown toenails, arthritis, diabetes, high arches, flat feet, and more.
Can my foot pain cause lower back pain?
As your feet hold the rest of your body up, they can certainly contribute to lower back pain.
Help Your Feet Help You
Foot and leg pain can cause you to alter the way you live and move, negatively impacting your life. At The Foot Clinic we want to see you doing what you love, kicking off your heels, and digging your toes into the sand. Our team of podiatrists can help with just that! With years of experience and a passion for helping others, we do all we can to get you back up and running.
Book Your Podiatry Appointment Today
If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort with your feet, ankles, or lower legs, a visit to the podiatrist may be just what you need. We can hear you saying ‘I need a podiatrist near me’ from here! Our experienced team is more than happy to help you manage your condition, improve your mobility, and see lasting results. To get started, book an appointment online today.
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