Find a Podiatrist to Help with Flat Feet

Podiatrist flat feet

Flat feet is one of the most common foot health issues and people who have flat feet do not even know about it. Though they often experience pain, soreness, and other discomforts in their feet, they rarely consider their flat feet a serious issue. This is faulty biomechanics of your feet that need treatment.

It is highly recommended to turn to a certified and experienced podiatrist when you experience problems in your daily life due to flat feet.

How to Know If You Have Flat Feet?

While standing straight, you can look down to your feet. If you see the arches of your feet are touching the ground, you have flat feet.

Typically, a human body develops arches after the age of six. Flat feet can be developed due to constant and repeated stress on the feet or injuries.

Common Symptoms of Flat Feet

  • Severe and recurring pain in arches and heels
  • Excessive pain while standing, moving or walking for extended periods
  • Swelling on the ankles or at the side of the feet

Since your flat feet can cause pain in heels, ankles and knee, you might need treatment. Visiting a certified podiatrist will make things easier for you.

Most Common Treatments of Flat Feet

  1. The podiatrist will check your feet thoroughly. Then diagnose the issue and suggest some treatments to offer you relief from this condition. Some of these treatments include;
  2. Supportive shoes that are specially made for people with flat feet to provide support to their arches
  3. Stretching exercises specially designed for your Achilles tendon to reduce and prevent foot pain
  4. Especially designed arch supports which you can use with your regular shoes to take the pressure off the arches and provide cushioning while moving or standing
  5. Physical therapies to treat and reduce pain in the foot, ankle, heels and knees caused by flat feet

At John the Footman, we provide complete care and treatment for flat feet. You can meet a reputable Podiatrist to get the most effective solution for your foot problems.

Please get in touch with us for more information.

Podiatry Care for Senior Citizens

Podiatry care service for Senior Citizens

Ageing brings a lot of health issues. Some of them need special treatment, while others can be controlled with simple and regular care. Foot problems are one of the most common health issues for seniors. Routine foot care will help them to get rid of these issues and stay mobile. However, you are suggested to look for reliable podiatry care for seniors if the problem is severe.

Common Foot Care Tips for Seniors

Keep Feet Clean: It is highly required to keep the feet clean to maintain good foot hygiene. Their feet must be washed and cleaned at least once a week to prevent bacterial, fungal and viral infections.

Moisturise Feet: Ageing makes skin dry, and dry skin is more prone to flaking, cracking and breaking. Older adults must use good quality moisturisers or foot lotion on their feet to keep them soft and supple.

Trim Nails: Ingrown toenails can be a challenging issue for older adults. If they cannot cut their nails independently, the family members or the carers must trim their nails to avoid infections and pain.

Monitor Sores: Foot heels are one of the most common areas for getting bedsores. If you or your family cannot get up from bed, you are suggested to keep an eye on them for monitoring sores. If necessary, then call out for an expert’s opinion.

Visit the Experts: If you think that the condition is getting worse and you need some expert advice, never hesitate to visit a certified podiatrist who can offer the right podiatry care to seniors. They will check their feet to diagnose the issue and provide the proper treatment.

At John the Footman, we offer podiatry care for people of all ages, including seniors. We can even do home visits to provide the treatment if the person cannot come to our clinic.

Please get in touch with our team for more information.