Chiropody: Meet Your Feet
Our feet get a raw deal. Whether you’re on them all day or perched in an office week in and week out, our daily routines have a significant impact on their overall health. But don’t throw in the towel just yet: Gosforth Physio is helping you find your feet in the world of chiropody, whatever your lifestyle. Find out how our Newcastle Chiropodists can help protect your trotters for the long run.
It might come as a surprise, but a whole medley of biomechanical complaints can in fact stem from your feet. When walking, foot placement has an immediate effect on the musculoskeletal system, with injuries springing up in unexpected places, be it your legs, back, pelvis or knees. For this very reason, your professional chiropody assessment may include some gait analysis, where our specialist carefully examines your natural walking pattern in conjunction with your relaxed foot alignment when standing.
We know it and you know it: nails can be a nasty business. That said, this is no excuse to neglect them. The longer you ignore them, the more stubborn the eventual complaint may become. A particularly prevalent condition is fungal infection, with the infection often taking hold as athlete’s foot before spreading into the toe nail itself. With almost 50% of people aged over 60 having an undiagnosed fungal foot infection, our routine Chiropody treatments couldn’t be more important. From athlete’s foot remedies to providing ingrown, thickened, misshapen or fungal nail management, Gosforth Physio has a raft of solutions meaning you needn’t despair.
If the Shoe Fits
It’s admittedly all too easy to overlook our feet and shove on any old shoe. Yet, with them taking the brunt of our body weight on a daily basis, they’re incredibly complex structures deserving of our respect. We’re betting you didn’t know those little appendages contain a quarter of all your body’s bones, with 52 in a pair? Or that the humble foot boasts a whopping 107 ligaments, 33 joints and 19 muscles and tendons? These facts aren’t just handy for your Wednesday night pub quiz; instead, they should inform our foot care and the importance of correctly fitting shoes, otherwise risking the development of corns and calluses from entirely preventable pressure. Get to the bottom of your foot care with our diverse treatments. Simply contact us on 0191 284 9111 to talk with one of the team at our Newcastle chiropody clinic. Alternatively, please don’t hesitate to look online for more.