WHY LOOK AFTER YOUR FEET?
Your feet are a very valuable tool, which in a vast majority of
people are over looked until they have a problem with them. As with
most of the human body any problem which is diagnosed early enough
can often be resolved with very basic treatment. In some cases
advice may be the only treatment you will need. As we progress into old age, the body starts to wear out. The legs
and feet are subjected to years of relentless wear, if they are not
looked after they may stop working for you when you need them.
ROUTINE FOOT CARE
Most of us have hard skin or thick nails that are
hard to get rid of. If left, not only can your feet become
uncomfortable and sore but you are at risk of creating a more
serious problem with your feet.
Also untreated the hard skin on your feet can turn into a corn which
can cause serious levels of pain and discomfort. By regularly
removing the hard skin and corns the symptoms can be successfully
managed. Corrective devices individually tailored to your foot shape
can, in some cases greatly reduce the build up of hard skin,
reducing the need for long term treatment
TREATING THE SPECIALIST PATIENT
For certain members of society, their medical
conditions have a great impact on the health of their feet.
Diabetes, Arthritis and vascular impaired clients require regular monitoring of their
condition to avoid long term complications such as the development
We can compliment your NHS treatment by offering
annual assessments as part of your routine treatment. Liaising with
other members of the healthcare team and your GP can avoid the need
to attend for a special appointment.
maybe, due to conditions such as Arthritis, you simply cannot hold a
pair of nail cutters or get down to your feet. Or for the visually
impaired, you just canít see your toes to safely cut your nails
MUSCLES, LIGAMENS & TENDON
The muscles, tendons and ligaments of the feet and the lower limb
(the leg) are a complicated and integrated system which not only
allows you to stand, run and walk but also allows you to lead an
a problem with one or more of these structures develops it can leave
you with disabling pain. Ruptured tendons are common in the foot due
to over use or excessive forces being applied through the foot. By
relieving pressures in the foot many of the symptoms can be eased or
relieved allowing the affected part of the foot time to heal.
A comprehensive treatment of musculoskeletal problems
will culminate in a program of rehabilitation involving light
exercise and stretching exercises.