Custom orthotics are made specifically in order to address a patient’s particular needs. Only a podiatrist can let a patient know whether or not custom shoe orthotics are going to help them. These common shoe inserts are devices that can correct any abnormal foot movements you make. Custom orthotics can fully support the way a…
Life Can Be Better with Help from a Foot Doctor
Make 2018 the year that you finally achieve your New Year's resolution of improving your health by visiting a foot doctor. Many adults struggle with daily foot pain. This pain can range from mild discomfort when wearing the wrong shoes to something that is debilitating and prevents a person from walking, working or enjoying life.
We believe that no one should have to live with this type of discomfort and offer solutions for patients so that they do not have to. This means that anyone who wants to improve their health in 2018 should schedule an appointment with our office.
There is no time like the present
It is important to take steps to address the problems right away. Otherwise, the condition can worsen and potentially lead to aggravation with the calves, shinbone, hips and even the back. At that point, there will be far more things to diagnose and treat than if the individual seeks treatment for foot pain early on.
A sense of urgency is especially important for anyone who has diabetes. A diabetic foot infection and problems can become severe quickly and sometimes lead to amputating the foot. A permanent loss of mobility is something that no one wants to face but it is a very real possibility for any person with diabetes who leaves an infection untreated. To prevent this, call our office and see a doctor immediately upon noticing any discoloration, pain, swelling or bleeding.
What could life be like?
The biggest question is what would life be like free from foot pain? If the pain is anything other than a minor inconvenience, this could lead to visions of being able to participate in family activities, travel, enjoy work and so much more. Without the ability to walk in comfort, it is difficult to do even the simplest of things like going to a favorite neighborhood restaurant or taking the dog for a walk.
Feet are incredibly influential and so taking care of them is important. If the question of what life could be like inspires a much better picture than what is happening today, it is time to schedule an appointment for an examination and treatment.
Most treatment options are noninvasive
We understand that some people avoid visiting a foot doctor because they are afraid they will need surgery or some other invasive treatment option. In most situations, this is not the case. Typically, we can provide patients with a noninvasive treatment solution that will work quite effectively for reducing or eliminating their discomfort so they can regain mobility.
Plus, we always recommend noninvasive options before trying something permanent like surgery. This gives patients an opportunity to recover first.
Schedule an appointment
If you or someone in your family is suffering from foot pain, we encourage you to call our office and schedule an appointment. While here, we will conduct an examination, take X-rays, discuss symptoms and make a diagnosis. Then, we can go over treatment options. We would be happy to provide assistance and can do so right away.