Maintaining foot health

Feet take the weight of the entire body. As a result they can be subjected to a lot of stress and strain. Maintaining foot health with proper care and cleanliness is key to preventing common foot problems, which can only add to stress your feet are under.

There are a number of reasons why foot problems occur, and they can cause extreme discomfort and pain. Walking may also become difficult as foot problems can affect mobility. It is often the case that people neglect their feet – cramming them into tight, ill-fitting shoes and ignoring minor problems when they occur. These however can rapidly escalate and lead to knee, back and hip pain – affecting overall well-being.

Chiropody treatment helps to ensure any abnormalities, infections or injuries of the foot do not get to this stage. It can also educate people about the importance of maintaining foot health for better mobility, independence and quality of life. If you are experiencing symptoms such as persistent pain, redness or soreness of the feet, you should seek advice quickly. If you go to your GP, they can refer you to a chiropodist for treatment.