For many of us, our feet are the furthest things from our minds, both physically and mentally. We expect they’ll be uncomfortable at times, and we put up with it when they hurt. But healthy feet are fundamental to the quality of our lives. They are wondrously engineered and often the indicators of our overall health, so we need to look after them.
Signs of arthritis, diabetes, nerve, and circulatory disorders can all be detected in our feet. For these reasons and many more, we must ensure that our feet get the expert care they need and deserve, at all stages in our lives.
Podiatrists are highly trained physicians and surgeons focusing on the foot and ankle and should be an important part of your health-care team.
You should see a podiatrist if you have:
- Foot pain of any kind
- Foot and /or lower-leg irregularities (including flat feet, bow legs, athlete’s foot
- Recent or recurring foot, ankle, or lower-leg injuries
- Sores or infections
- Circulation problems