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Fascinating Foot Health: Beyond the Basics

March 14, 20242 min read

Feet, often overlooked but incredibly important for our daily lives. Beyond their remarkable abilities to carry us through the day, our feet can sometimes encounter issues that need attention.

Let's look into foot health beyond the basics and explore how certain conditions like plantar fasciitis and nail issues are managed effectively at Peak Podiatry.

What are some issues that we see in the clinic?

  1. Plantar Fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is a common condition causing heel pain due to inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick band of tissue that connects the heel bone to the toes.

    It can be caused by various factors such as overuse, improper footwear, or biomechanical issues.

  2. Nail Issues: Nail problems like ingrown toenails or fungal infections are uncomfortable and affect the appearance of the feet.

    These issues often require professional intervention for proper treatment and prevention of complications.

    You can give us a call on 091-734140 for phone consultation to find out the best appointment for your needs.

What are some possible treatment options?

  1. Orthotics: Orthotics are custom-made shoe inserts designed to support and align the feet properly. They can be beneficial in managing conditions like plantar fasciitis by providing cushioning, support, and correcting biomechanical abnormalities.

  2. Stretching Exercises: Regular stretching exercises can help alleviate symptoms of plantar fasciitis by improving flexibility and reducing tension in the plantar fascia.

    Specific stretches targeting the calf muscles and plantar fascia can be effective in relieving pain and promoting healing.

  3. Footwear Modification: Our experts can help you choose appropriate footwear which is crucial for foot health, especially for individuals with conditions like plantar fasciitis.

    Supportive shoes with good arch support and cushioning can help alleviate pressure on the feet and reduce discomfort.

  4. Nail Surgery: In cases of severe nail issues such as recurring ingrown toenails, nail surgery may be necessary to remove the affected nail or tissue and prevent further complications. This procedure is performed by our experts podiatrists under local anesthesia.

  5. Laser Therapy: Laser therapy, is a non-invasive treatment option for various foot conditions, including plantar fasciitis and fungal nail infections. It works by stimulating cellular repair and reducing inflammation, promoting faster healing and pain relief.

  6. Physical Therapy: Physical therapy techniques such as massage, and stretching exercises can be beneficial in relieving pain and improving function in individuals with plantar fasciitis. A physical therapist can develop a personalised treatment plan tailored to individual needs.

Your feet are incredible, but they also deserve proper care and attention. Whether you're dealing with plantar fasciitis, nail issues, or any other foot-related concerns, there are effective treatments available to help you get back on your feet.

Don't hesitate to reach out to us at 091734140 for a chat about your foot health needs or click here to book an appointment. Your amazing feet will thank you!

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