Have you ever watched a high-end fashion show and wondered how the supermodels can walk effortlessly on those sky-high heels? One foot after the other in a straight line, all the while not looking down, and yet make it look so chic.
We can’t see the line, neither can they if there even is a line drawn on the floor I’m not sure, yet not one of them seems to fault from it like soldiers on parade showing off their countries colors.
A mile in a pair of shoes.
Most of us are nowhere near being anything close to something that resembles a model of sorts, I for one can just about balance on one leg while trying to pull on trainers and tie the laces. What we do have control over is how we take care of our feet.
Illness and ailments tend to be hereditary, passed on from generation to generation, and while we cannot prevent them we can manage them the best way possible.
From a young age, I had shoe inserts, specially molded to the skew shape and flat-footed method that was my stride and for me, this was the norm. Only once I hit the early years of upper school did I become self-conscious, having to remove our shoes for physical activities and line them up against the wall and praying the other kids wouldn’t look into them and wonder?
My granny had the same issue and after research into this I realized it was my hereditary fate to be this way, she like a lot of ladies struggled to find elegant shoes that were not only comfortable but that fit well.
Flat feet are quite common and even more so amongst women and a big reason why they suffer as they get older from wearing high heels which taper at the end, only to aggravate the situation.
If you are unsure if you have flat feet take a look at some information here https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/168608#treatment and read about the causes and possible treatments for your ailments and if the issues persist it may be time to consider visiting your foot doctor, while you may never have thought you had a problem with your step, ‘prevention is always better than cure’ as my mother liked to say.
A big word that can throw people off if it is the first time you’re hearing it but essentially it is the doctor who treats ailments and issues you are suffering from when it comes to your feet, and or lower legs.
They are licensed to prescribe medicines and drugs for pain relief and recovery, reset broken bones or perform surgery, and order X-rays and lab test results for consultations.
When visiting your podiatrist they will often have an initial consultation whereby they observe the way you walk, the way your shoes fit and treat any minor problems you are experiencing on the day that don’t require immediate surgery.
Deformities and small skin conditions such as warts can be assisted to on the day but to find out and see about a more in-depth explanation of the studies and processes it entails to becoming a podiatrist, take a minute to check out this link and conclude if you think you may need to book a podiatry appointment shortly.
Having decided to book a consultation, knowing who is best or where to go can be daunting, take your time, doing your research and homework is going to be the key in finding the right fit for you. Let’s look at a few factors to consider when choosing a foot specialist.
5 Features to finding a podiatrist for you.
- Qualified. This may seem an obvious choice but you’d be surprised at how many practices are around with underqualified, or even unqualified, ‘doctors’ practicing medicine and giving medical advice. Check for certificates that should be visible and usually proudly displayed in the practice or clinic.
- Recommendations. Referrals from friends and family members are always the best options when deciding if you can help it, they will be able to comment on the service they received and if they were happy with their overall experience.
Reading customer comments and reviews on the clinic website will give you a good indication of the customer service you’re likely to receive, as well as the professionalism of staff and clinical procedures.
To get the best help and service that makes you feel comfortable and relaxed then be sure to visit a top recommended foot doctor and podiatrist Bondi Junction, and you’ll be walking on cloud nine in no time with a strut in your step to match.
- Health conditions. If you suffer from other health-related complications such as chronic pain or foot injuries be sure to express these to your podiatrist and that he or she is medically able and qualified to treat the issue whilst correcting your feet issues so that they don’t worsen during treatment.
- Specialized. People tend to think of expensive treatments and facilities when they hear this word but this is not always the case, seeing a doctor who is specifically trained in treating the problem you have will be your best option to getting the personalized care you’ll be looking for.
Wouldn’t you want someone tailored to your needs, a specialist could be the answer you’ve been looking for.
- Environment. Do the facilities or clinics appear well looked after and maintained, or are they run down and out of date? This gives you an extended idea of the types of equipment they are likely using and if you feel unsure at all about anything it should raise a red flag and it would be best to look elsewhere.
Our feet are our ‘means of transport’ essentially, they maintain our balance, and looking after them should be a priority from early on through hands-on parenting with children, to self-care with good hygiene as we reach adulthood, and eventually ‘maintenance’ with good footwear as we retire into our golden years.