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Are Your Feet Telling you Something?

Are Your Feet Telling you Something?

First things first, let’s clear up exactly what chiropody entails. Having become entangled with the word ‘podiatry’, many people are left scratching their heads over the difference. Fact is, there isn’t one: these two terms are essentially one in the same, referring to the treatment of the feet and lower limbs. So it only follows to ask, when exactly should you seek the help of a chiropodist? Thankfully, here at Gosforth Physio & Wellness, we’re answering that for you.

Stay on Your Toes

It’s worth knowing what to look out for when deciding to call on a professional chiropodist for help. All too often, foot care can be breezed over as an insignificant health issue, but our team is on a mission to boost some chiropody awareness. If you’re experiencing foot pain, dry skin or cracked heels, then you have an entirely valid reason to book yourself into our clinic. Far from continuing in discomfort, our experts can provide you with specialised treatment to rapidly relieve your symptoms.

Walk This Way > Footcare Treatment Newcastle

Sometimes, centralised pain elsewhere in the body can in fact be the result of a far more subtle menace: your gait. Affecting the skeletal and muscular systems, how you walk can have a huge, if surprising, impact on your general health. For that reason, our Newcastle-based chiropody offers a biomechanical assessment (this referring to the movement of your body) focusing on your lower limbs. Following on from this, we provide tailored treatments, be it specific stretches and muscle strengthening exercises or custom-made inserts for your shoes, otherwise known as bespoke foot orthotics, helping to provide much-needed support.

Don’t Get Cold Feet over Treatment

If left untreated, patients with foot complaints can risk stumbling into an ever-worsening situation. A prime issue not to be overlooked is diabetic foot care. With diabetes causing uncontrolled glucose levels, feet become easily affected by circulation problems. The arteries supplying the feet narrow impeding the delivery of essential nutrients for healing, meaning cuts and sores are left to worsen. More worryingly still, the high glucose levels caused by diabetes can induce nerve damage in the feet. Without sensation, you may be unaware of injury, leaving your feet and legs open to gradual damage. Being in this position, the risk of infection is at an all time high. Nevertheless, it’s not all bad news: using a range of techniques, our chiropodist provides a comprehensive diabetic foot assessment to eliminate these lingering health threats.

Chiropodist | Newcastle upon Tyne

Step into your foot care today. Simply contact our Newcastle chiropodist on 0191 284 9111 to book your appointment.

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