Podiatry - It's More Than Just Feet

Aug 10, 2023

When many people think of podiatry, their minds naturally jump to feet. But did you know that podiatrists offer much more than just foot care? At Dan Everson Podiatry, we're dedicated to our patients overall lower limb health. From feet to knees, lower legs to hips, our expert podiatrists are here to provide comprehensive solutions for a pain-free and active life. Not just foot health. Below are some of the examples of the diverse range of problems a podiatrist can help fix beyond your feet.

1. Knee Pain - Unravelling the Connections:

Knee pain can significantly hinder your daily activities, making it difficult to walk, climb stairs, or even stand for extended periods. However, did you know that sometimes the root cause of knee pain can be related to your feet and lower limb biomechanics? Podiatrists are trained to assess your gait and alignment, identifying potential issues that may be impacting your knees. Custom orthotics and targeted exercises can correct imbalances, alleviating knee pain and restoring stability.

2. Lower Leg Pain - A Comprehensive Approach:

From shin splints to Achilles tendonitis, lower leg pain can be debilitating. Podiatrists are skilled in diagnosing and treating various lower leg conditions. They will assess your lower limb structure and function to identify any abnormalities contributing to the pain. Alongside tailored treatments and therapies, they can offer valuable advice on footwear and training techniques to prevent future issues.

3. Hip Pain - Tracing it Back:

Hip pain can often be linked to improper gait mechanics or alignment problems originating in the feet and legs. A podiatrist can evaluate your lower limb biomechanics and assess how they might be affecting your hip joint. By addressing these underlying issues, podiatrists can help alleviate hip pain and enhance your overall mobility. Hip Bursitis and various types of arthritis in the hip can be treated by a Podiatrist for example.

4. Sports Injuries - Getting You Back in the Game:

Active individuals and athletes are prone to various lower limb injuries. Whether it's an ankle sprain, stress fracture, or plantar fasciitis, a podiatrist can diagnose and treat sports-related injuries effectively. We can create personalised treatment plans to aid recovery from injuries and guide you on injury prevention strategies to keep you performing at your best.

5. Diabetes Management - Taking Care from the Ground Up:

Diabetes can lead to severe foot complications. This makes regular podiatric check-ups essential for diabetic patients. Podiatrists can assess nerve function, circulation, and identify potential foot problems early on. They provide diabetic foot care and educate patients on proper foot hygiene, reducing the risk of complications and promoting overall foot health.

Dan Everson Podiatry believe that podiatry is more than just feet! It's a holistic approach to your lower limb health. Our expert podiatrists are dedicated to diagnosing, treating, and preventing a wide range of lower limb problems, from knee pain to hip discomfort and everything in between.

Whether you're a professional athlete, weekend sports person, an individual with chronic pain, or someone living with diabetes, or you just have foot or leg pain, we can help. Our caring team is here to support you on your journey to a pain-free and active life. Remember, your feet and lower limbs play a crucial role in your overall well-being. So let us help you take care of them! Schedule an appointment today and step towards better health and mobility.