A lot of people put off seeing medical professionals, but some ailments just can’t be ignored. Feet, ankles and legs bear the brunt of your body weight and are used constantly through walking and standing. It’s pretty hard to just put them out of service while you ignore the pain. You need to see a podiatrist.
Podiatrists are available through hospitals and clinics as well as privately, specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders concerning feet, ankles and the lower leg. They also specialise in preventative measures such as walking and running techniques. If you are suffering from any form of foot complaint, the benefits of seeing a podiatrist are many.
First and foremost, because podiatrists are specialists, they are more than general medicine practitioners, as they know the internal and external make-up of your foot, ankle and leg. They understand the symptoms and have experience in other cases like yours so they are more likely to quickly discern the problem and what can be done to fix it. While general medical practitioners are still feeling around, you could be diagnosed and on your way to recovery.
Another benefit of seeing a podiatrist over a general medical practitioner is that there is usually no need for referrals and sending you around to different places. Podiatrists can make basic prescriptions as well as perform surgeries so your condition and progress can be monitored by a single specialist. This means a more personal understanding of your disorder and therefore, a more valuable assessment. It also means a lot less wasted time crossing between practitioners and re-explaining your discomfort.
Podiatrists are dedicated professionals who know exactly what you are going through and what you need them to do to help. Their expertise makes them the most communicable and effective solution to your disorder. If you suffer from diabetes, high glucose levels, inactivity, or are a smoker, it is extra important that you take care of your feet so any signs of trouble should be checked on sooner rather than later.
If you are looking for a podiatrist in Brisbane or Indooroopilly, All Podiatry and The Shoe Co are the leading podiatrist and footwear specialists. They combine podiatrist care with a range of shoes perfect for sore feet or just feet wanting optimum support. If you have foot, ankle or lower-leg problems, visit the All Podiatry website: www.allpodiatry.com.au.