Need to Call a Podiatrist But Don’t Know When?

Sometimes it is easy to ignore a problem in the name of saving money, or just because you don’t have time. So at what point should one call a podiatrist? According to most foot specialists, the answer is sooner rather than later.

If you are experiencing actual symptoms of pain, including tingling, burning, numbness or loss of function of your foot for over a week, it is a good idea to see a podiatrist. Your condition may be the result of an injury, diabetes, too much weight being placed on your feet, an awkward walking technique or something unknown. A podiatrist should be your first stop in all cases.

Podiatrists should be able to diagnose the problem through use of x-rays, ultrasounds and other methods then work out the best course of action for you. They can prescribe medications and orthotic devices as well as administer injections and perform surgeries when necessary.

If you put off seeing a podiatrist, there is the real possibility that you will make your injury or condition worse and, in your effort to save money, in fact make your treatment more expensive. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

Not all podiatrist enquiries lead to medications or surgeries, however. In many cases, you will simply be prescribed new footwear or a custom insert for your shoes. The most common conditions that require orthotic solutions such as these are: flat feet, painful arches, painful heels, bunions, hammertoes, diabetes, and arthritis. If you are a walker in particular, it is important that you are wearing the right shoes for your feet.

If you are looking for a podiatrist in Brisbane, All Podiatry is the leading foot doctor. It is the podiatrist of many fine sportspeople and teams including the Queensland Bulls, Brisbane Broncos and Brisbane Lions.

The beauty of All Podiatry is that it is combined with The Shoe Co, a store that specialises in footwear for sore feet. Podiatrists with expert knowledge can therefore, recommend a particular shoe, insert or combination for you as you recover from an injury or surgery, or simply to improve your gait or foot efficiency. The Shoe Co offers footwear that is both comfortable and stylish. Even if you have no symptoms of foot troubles, The Shoe Co offers preventative footwear solutions for men, women and children. Visit the All Podiatry website today: www.allpodiatry.com.au .

 

Benefits of Seeing a Podiatrist

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. They are the podiatrists for the Brisbane Lions, Brisbane Broncos and Queensland Bulls. If you have foot, ankle or lower-leg problems, visit the All Podiatry website: www.allpodiatry.com.au.

Ecco Shoes – Comfortable yet Chic!

For anyone that wears shoes, you will know the difficulty in finding a pair that genuinely combines comfort and style. But they do exist! They are called Ecco shoes and are more than just footwear, they are an investment. Sleek, trendy and, most importantly, comfortable, Ecco shoes are created from quality materials and made to last. They are Scandinavian designed and inspired by fashion and art.

Ecco shoes come in all styles for men and women ranging from sandals to boots to joggers to dress shoes to even heels. Yes, even their heels are comfortable. No longer must a nice party dress be teamed with joggers if one intends on actually dancing. No longer must one spend the second half of a night on the town sitting nursing their feet. No longer must a pair of thongs be stashed in one’s handbag for the walk from the office to the train after work. Comfortable heels are the holy grail of the fashion-conscious woman.

Men too can enjoy the benefits of a comfortable and stylish shoe. In the work place, there is often an unspoken association between a man’s dress and his status within the office. A fine shoe can denote power and prestige. In a pair of leather Ecco shoes, men can retain that status minus the corns and blisters.

The secret in all of the shoes is that the outsole is made of latex with shock absorbing properties. This means each time your foot hits the ground it will feel padded and soft rather than hard and jarring. The combination of style and comfort make Ecco shoes an excellent choice for office footwear and weekend footwear alike.

If you are looking for Ecco shoes in Brisbane, they are stocked at leading podiatrist and footwear specialist, All Podiatry and The Shoe Co. That they are recommended by such reputable foot doctors are a testament to their effectiveness in aiding sore feet and preventing feet issues from the beginning.

All Podiatry and The Shoe Co stock a whole range of casual, sports, diabetic’s and children’s footwear from a whole range of brands. They are fitted and recommended by professionals with expert knowledge and advice. Check out All Podiatry and The Shoe Co and their range of Ecco shoes at their website: www.allpodiatry.com.au .