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What are the benefits of seeing a podiatrist? | Find Your Stride

Updated: Mar 16, 2023

There are many benefits to seeing a podiatrist on a regular basis. Podiatrists can help improve foot health, which keeps people active and therefore healthier generally. They can also provide advice on proper footwear and help people with existing foot-related problems to prevent further injuries. Podiatrists can often make a huge difference in people’s lives, and should be recognised as an important part of any healthcare team.


Any qualified podiatrist should educate their clients/patients about the importance of foot care, and how neglecting your feet can lead to health problems. They are usually full of advice on best practices in foot care, such as the basics like choosing the right socks, right through to foot and ankle surgery. Podiatrists can also provide treatments for common problems such as ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis and bunions negating the need for a trip to the GP or an onward referral to Orthopaedics.


Regular appointments with a podiatrist can help you to avoid these problems and keep your feet healthy. Podiatrists can also help if you’re recovering from an injury or surgery, which is a part of our work that is often forgotten despite the huge importance attached. Podiatrists in these roles are specialists in wound care and dressings, they will typically provide advice on how to best care for your feet during the healing process and offer treatments to help reduce pain and swelling.


Ultimately podiatrists play an important role in keeping people healthy and mobile. If you have any problems with your feet, it's best to see a podiatrist sooner rather than later, it might also be sensible to maintain regular check-ups and treatments longer term. Remember, prevention is always better than cure.


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