Are you one of the many people living in Australia who struggles with foot or limb problems? Aches, pains and injuries related to these parts of the body will usually occur as a result of particular lifestyle habits or accidents. When you consider the fact that each foot is comprised of 52 bones, it is important that you take care of them with podiatry services. A professional podiatrist will be able to enhance your well-being with a wide range of services, including the following.
Prevent Corns and Calluses
When dead skin cells become compacted, corns and calluses will cause discomfort. You can prevent corns and calluses from affecting your daily life by exfoliating your feet regularly and wearing comfortable shoes that are not too tight or ill-fitting. If the problem does not go away after exfoliating the dead skin cells away, you can trust a podiatrist to first reduce friction and pressure with gentle massaging. Afterwards, the professional will perform hard skin removal or use salicylic acid to soften the hard skin, so that a layer of compacted skin be lifted.
Relieve Foot and Heel Pain
Constantly standing or participating in activities that require you to use your feet a lot will inevitably cause foot and heel pain. Medication could ease the pressure you are experiencing, but only temporarily. A podiatrist who is qualified and trained in all aspects of podiatry will diagnose the problem with an X-ray or physical examination, before recommending the use of products, such as night splints. He or she may also encourage you to perform exercises that ease pressure in the arch of the foot and heel.
Heal Sports-Related Injuries
A podiatrist will see a lot of patients who have injuries caused by sports. High quality foot and ankle care will ease pain caused by traumatic injuries. The professional may offer a surgical or non-surgical option, depending on how bad the swelling, aches and pains are. It doesn’t matter whether you participate in sports from time to time, or whether you are an athlete on a full-time basis, because the podiatrist will do everything that they can to ensure you resume sporting activities as quickly as possible. A comprehensive evaluation will first be carried out to assess the level of care required and once this information is known, musculoskeletal foot pathology, sports medicine or surgery from a podiatric doctor will be organised.
Precise Podiatry is a company specialising in assisting people with lower limb and foot problems. Get in touch with the team at the Ballarat clinic by calling 53272100.