You get out limping from your bed, and sometimes you dread it when the kids want to go out for a walk. Our feet are the our main mode of transport, we constantly use it to get from one place to another. Essentially, there are three common mistakes that you make that can adversely affect the condition of your feet.
Wearing Bad Footwear
Our feet is one of the most important parts of our body, but unlike our hands, we do not always notice when our feet are in rough shape. You would not wear ill- fitting gloves on your hands, but most of us will not hesitate to wear ill- fitting shoes. From shoes with flat insoles that do not provide support to high heels that puts the strain on the feet.
Aside from support all the weight of your body, your feet also has to absorb impact when you walk or run. Hence, not giving your feet proper support and protective wear is one of the main reasons why your feet are hurting.
You Think that It Will Fix Itself
Unlike cuts and bruises which will heal over time, foot injuries may require external help. You feel better when you put your feet up, but you cannot be doing that all the time. Putting up with the pain while thinking that it will go away, only serves to prolong the pain, while allowing more damage to be done to your feet.
If your legs have been stiff and painful for days, chances are they are not going to heal by themselves. Dragging your feet to seek help is not going to do you any favors. On contrary, the longer you put it off, the longer it takes for your feet to heal.
Pedicurist Are Not Podiatrist
Visiting a pedicurist is not the same as going for a podiatrist consult. Podiatrists do more than just cutting nails, we are trained to diagnose and treat feet related problems such as ingrown toenails, bunions, and musculoskeletal issues like achilles tendonitis and heel pain. Not only we are registered Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), we constantly continue our educations to give you evidence- based- treatments.
Curious about how you walk, or you are unconvinced that we do more than just looking at your feet? Come in, and we can guide you through wonders of gait analysis, biomechanical assessments and tell you how to keep your feet in tip top shape. You only have a pair of feet, so it is best to look after it.