There are different problems that can arise in the feet, although most of us do not pay them the attention they deserve and without one of the most important parts of our body.
The Podiatrist is the specialist of the health branch that is in charge of the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of foot pathologies. And he does it by performing biomechanical explorations, on a stretcher, and standing, walking, running. But in addition, A Pie de Calle offers you one more step, since we have extensive knowledge of post urology, a tool that helps us in the most appropriate diagnosis and treatment for each person. To treat foot disorders, the podiatrist sometimes uses plantar supports or personalized insoles.
We must go to the podiatrist whenever we detect abnormalities in the feet: accidental injuries, pain without apparent cause, unusual coloration in the nails, persistent calluses…
Know your body and your footprint
We recommend carrying out a biomechanical study of the footprint. This study shows you how your footprint is, how your body behaves when you walk and helps to diagnose or prevent the appearance of muscular and osteoarticular injuries such as plantar fasciitis, tendinitis, muscular overloads, etc.
Foot in sport
When practicing any sport, thousands of repetitions of certain gestures are performed that cause overloads on the feet. A bad step can cause alterations in the rest of your body and above all, if you are subjecting it to great efforts as it happens in sports.
Whether you want to start playing sports or if you are already doing it, it is important to visit a podiatrist, who may be a sports ingrown toenail specialist in Chattanooga TN. He will study your footprint and sports gesture, offering advice on the most suitable footwear or treatment with personalized insoles or strengthening/prevention exercises. In this way, practicing sports is efficient and avoids possible alterations to our structures that could lead to a malfunction or that could lead to injuries. If you are an athlete, we also recommend regular check-ups to prevent injuries or increase your performance.
Observe the foot in the different stages of growth
After 3 or 4 years:
We recommend the first podiatric check -up , if there is nothing that attracts the parents’ attention beforehand, such as the child ” putting his foot down a lot “, falling frequently , or tripping or even ” putting his foot down a lot “foot in ”. Here we will tell you what the normal walking patterns are that will allow you to see if it seems like something that is not normal. Just at this age the bones of the foot, the main ossification nuclei have formed, and therefore monitoring and exploration at this age is recommended.
Around 8 or 9 years old:
The child begins with a gait pattern similar to the adult; it is a good time to detect changes or abnormalities in the gait pattern.
At this time we propose the third exploration, of the foot and posture, since it is the moment of the hormonal revolution, and important changes in your musculoskeletal system.
The foot in adulthood and the elderly
In adulthood we recommend visiting the podiatrist if you have diabetes, at least for an annual examination. We will schedule regular check-ups to avoid foot injuries or to be able to identify alterations before they appear. If you have any systemic alteration that may affect the foot or the postural system: rheumatism, osteoarthritis… However, in old age, our mobility and abilities are reduced for this reason, it is important to ask for help if necessary to cut nails and foot cleanings (chiropody).
In short, taking care of your feet is also taking care of other parts of your body. By regularly visiting the podiatrist you will be taking care of your health by preventing pathologies or injuries