The FootPath to Footcare

Foot health montage, with image of podiatrist Iain JohnstonHaving an awereness of ones feet from and early age can be essential in the long run. Many of us, as much as 80% have the potential for some sort of foot condition, as time passes by.  Being aware of your feet, how they work and function can give you insight into many of the aches and pains we have later in life.  As we care for other parts of our body like teeth, our feet have as much an importance in keeping us mobile. You only get one Pair.

If you want to get on the Footpath, you have got to get an idea of what kind of feet you have, how they work and what problems they potentially have in store for you. One of the indicators for foot health is to look to those that have come before you, your family. You may have heard of a parent or grandparent who has suffered from foot, leg and back problems. There is the potential that their inherited biomechanics, has passed on throught the generations. If this is recognised in youth, then those future problems may be prevented from ever happening.

Musculoskeletal problems keep many professionals busy, the physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors, orthopaedic surgeons, biokinetisists and others, all dealing with problems that may have a root in foot function. Our belief lies in being aware of the holistic approach to biomechanical problems that start from the foundations of your body – the feet.

Also, while nail fungus can be treated with laser treatment, a fungal infection can be a symptom of some other problem, such as poor diet.

So, get on the footpath, have a check-up, get to know your feet. They got to carry you for, we hope, a long time.