It is important to have any conditions noticed or report any pain earlier, at the onset, for easier treatment and prevention of serious complications. Unaware to most, some of these changes in the foot structure can affect mobility and lifestyle if they are left untreated for a prolonged period. The ill effects of changes to your foot condition are preventable, therefore allowing your legs and feet to grow old with you gracefully.
Some easy indicators that determine whether you require podiatry treatment are:
- Corns and calluses
- Foot, knee or hip pain
- Lower back pains
If you have any of the problems mentioned above, it is likely that you require a thorough assessment by a podiatrist.
During your visit to Melbourne Foot, Ankle and Walking Clinic, we will conduct a biomechanical assessment, which includes measurements taken when lying down, standing and walking. Bringing shoes that you wear most often will also help us in our assessment, diagnosis and suggested treatment methods for your condition.
Amongst adults, being mobile is crucial to remaining active and being able conduct one’s daily chores and activities. Some conditions can result in disability if they are not treated early or appropriately. Hence, it is important to maintain good foot care to stand and walk pain free and without any difficulty.
So put your best foot forward, and be kind to your legs and feet. Years of wear and tear can be hard on them.
Springvale South Medical Centre4/792-806 Heatherton Road Springvale South, VIC 3172.