A foot clinic specializes in the care and health of feet and ankles. A foot doctor, professionally known as a chiropodist, treat a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions through both surgical and nonsurgical approaches.
You should visit a foot clinic and chiropodist if you’re experiencing any long term or new issues with your feet. Just some of the issues a foot clinic can treat are:
- Foot pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Corns and calluses
- Ingrown toenails
- Toenail fungus
- Athlete’s foot
- Diabetic foot care
Doctors at a foot clinic can treat foot issues involving bones, joints, soft tissues, and muscles, as well as circulatory and neurological conditions. If you’re experiencing foot health concerns, a visit to a foot clinic is the first step in the right direction.
Benefits of Visiting a Foot Clinic
There are a number of benefits of visiting a foot clinic to correct foot issues or simply maintain your foot health.
A chiropodist can give you advice about what types of footwear are best for your foot. If you require custom orthotics or footwear, a chiropodist can prescribe these to be made for you. If you simply need insoles or over-the-counter orthotics for some extra support, they can recommend this. If you suffer from foot pain or fallen arches but are typically wearing footwear without enough support, they can make recommendations for footwear choices to help provide you with more regular support to alleviate discomfort and pain!
If you regularly wear shoes without proper support, like high heels, a foot doctor can help you find insoles, padding, or find exercises that can help support and stretch out the muscles to prevent long term damage from this type of footwear.
Catch Diseases Early
The feet can be very telling in the development of other conditions. Foot pain or numbness can be an indication of a more serious circulatory problem or a condition like diabetes. Getting any changes in your feet checked out at a foot clinic can be a great way to catch developing diseases early.
Other conditions like warts or foot fungus can also spread to other parts of the body and are highly contagious to other people. Getting these treated quickly is the best way to ensure they don’t spread!
Chiropodists can also diagnose any bone or joint issues developing and create treatment plans to curb this. Things like arthritis, bunions, or hammer toes can develop slowly over time and symptoms may not be obvious to a patient.
Healthy Looking Feet
A chiropodist works to keep your feet as healthy as possible. Healthy feet are often good looking feet! They provide recommendations for keeping feet smooth, products like lotions and scrubs to keep calluses at bay, and places that provide safe pedicures. You can get a ton of advice from your chiropodist about how to get your feet looking their best.
No More Pain
The biggest advantage of visiting a foot clinic is that you can alleviate any pain and discomfort you feel. Foot pain is never normal, and you don’t have to live with it! A foot clinic will find the source and cause of your foot pain and provide treatment options to alleviate the pain and help you walk and stand more comfortably.
Contact McQuistan Chiropody for a Foot Clinic Appointment
If you’re looking to book an appointment at a foot clinic, contact McQuistan Chiropody. We are experienced and professional chiropodists here to ensure your feet get the proper care and stay healthy! We offer services to help our clients with warts, bunions, plantar fasciitis, foot pain, ankle pain, and more.
Contact us today at either our King St or Mountain foot clinic to book an appointment. Start 2019 out on the right foot with our Hamilton foot clinic! Call or message us today.