Keeping Feet Naturally Healthy: A Podiatry Blog

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Keeping Feet Naturally Healthy: A Podiatry Blog

When I worked as a volunteer in a nursing home, I always worried so much about the residents' feet. Many of them had cracked, dry feet, and some of them had nerve issues, back pain due to feet issues and excessive swelling. In many cases, they waited so long to get care from a podiatrist that their feet were in a terrible state by the time they got help. I started to take care of their feet before they got too hurt, and while doing so I learned many natural care tips as well as when to call for help from a podiatrist. If you are an elder, work with elders or have general concerns about feet and podiatry, this blog is for you. Hi, my name is Opal, and I want to welcome you to this blog!

Signs That You are a Candidate for Custom Foot Orthotics

Foot disorders can significantly affect someone's gait or render them immobile in extreme cases. Therefore, it is crucial to see a podiatrist and have them examine the extent of a foot disorder and propose appropriate treatment. Custom foot orthotics are inserts that podiatrists prescribe to patients to align the feet, prevent injuries, relieve pain, and enhance walking efficiency. Notably, custom orthotics are recommended for extreme cases; hence, not everyone is a candidate. Read More 

Understanding How Podiatry Can Benefit You During Pregnancy

Your body goes through a number of changes during pregnancy, and these changes can have an impact on the health of your feet. As your baby grows and your bump gets bigger, your centre of gravity changes, and you also have to get used to carrying additional weight. Podiatry can provide drug-free relief from a number of foot problems in pregnancy. Podiatry is considered safe during pregnancy, but it's best to consult with your doctor or midwife before seeing a podiatrist, and you should always make sure your podiatrist knows you are pregnant, as this will allow them to create a safe and effective treatment plan for you. Read More 

How to Look After Your Feet During Pregnancy

When you are pregnant, your body will be going through a lot of changes. Most people focus on the obvious changes in your belly area, but growing another life inside of you will affect pretty much every part of your body, and particularly your feet and ankles. When you are carrying so much extra weight, it is inevitable that it will have some effect on the parts of the body that bear that weight as you walk around. Read More 

3 Home Exercises That Will Help Relieve The Pain in Your Heels

Heel pain is not the kind of pain that people often take seriously, but the truth is that the pain might be a warning that there something serious going on in your foot. For instance, you could be suffering from an inflamed or ruptured tendon. Whatever the case, the pain can cause discomfort that might prevent you from carrying out your daily chores, so the sooner the pain is gone, the better. Read More 

Which Shoes Should You Take to Your Podiatry Appointment?

If you're seeing a podiatrist to fix problems with your feet or legs, then you may be asked to take a few pairs of shoes along to one of your appointments. Your shoes tell your podiatrist a lot about your feet and how you use them, so they can be a useful diagnostic tool when you're being assessed. How should you decide which shoes to take? Which Shoes Do You Wear For What? Read More