Having your feet checked should be as normal and regular as having your eyes or teeth examined. Every 2 years is a good frequency if you have no medical concerns, but if you have diabetes, poor circulation and other medical conditions more often is even better. Obviously if you have acute and chronic foot problems, having a podiatrist examine, assess, advise and treat as early as possible is the best way to help with your foot and leg pain.
A typical examination may involve:
- Checking your circulation and sensation
- Testing your foot ankle and leg strength and function,
- Looking at footwear and advising on more appropriate options
- Observing how you walk
- Callus and corn debridement as necessary
- Giving muscle strengthening exercises
- Looking at options of care for padding, inserts, orthotics or even footwear modifications.
When you come to have to your feet checked, bring in shoes that you typically wear, dress appropriately such we can have comfortable access to your feet and you have any particular concerns, pain or problems write them down so we don’t miss