We all have more or less experienced a pain in our feet at some point or the other because we spent a good span of a day in walking. This exerts a pressure on our footsies which is equal to a few hundred tonnes. Plus dashing around turn our feet, more vulnerable towards injury than any other body parts. Most people tend to take care of their feet during the summer months because they remain exposed in open-toe shoes. But just because the breeze outside has turned cold and you have sneaked your feet in runners or sneakers, doesn’t signify that your feet do not need care and compassion.
Why do our feet need proper care?
In general, we are aware of the vital role that our feet play in our daily life in carrying as well as supporting our total body weight. Each step we take causes our feet to be compressed, pressed and withstands recurrent rubbing moves caused from shoes. If this quota increases over time, a thick layer of skin is formed on the heels, toes and balls in order to protect the feet from friction and pressure. To further worsen matters, winter with all its harshness can lead to the formation of corns and callous whenever you are running, walking, jumping or simply standing. In such a condition the role of a podiatrist can never be ignored.
How can a podiatrist help?
A responsive and well-experienced podiatrist can guide you towards minimizing discomfort and pain as a part of controlling corn as well as callus build-up. He will first conduct a comprehensive assessment of your feet by taking into consideration all your health issues and suggest remedies can prove to be helpful in the long term. He will be able to understand the cause of callus formation and assist you in keeping them minimal either through medication or suggesting the most appropriates footwear or both. If you are unable to discern the cause of your foot troubles, such an expert can help as they are healthcare experts whose work is centered on the problems of ankle, foot as well as tendons and muscles that are related to the functioning of the foot.
Health studies report that more than 75 percent of adults are afflicted with various kinds of foot problems, but it is really unfortunate that a good share of such aching feet does not get the proper medical attention that is their due. Foot pain is not a normal part of our life as some people do believe and therefore it is important to pay a visit to an expert professional at the earliest.