Feet are one of the hardest working parts of our body, but they are also one of the most neglected. During Foot Health Month we want to remind people about the importance of getting to know their feet, and not to ignore any foot pain they may experience.
Foot care is important through all stages of life. For children, it is necessary to take extra care with foot health to avoid problems and deformities in later life, and as we get older, everyday wear and tear can take its toil on our feet.
Walking through pain or ignoring problems, can cause damage to the feet and lower limbs overtime. If your feet hurt, or you notice anything unusual about them, visit a registered podiatrist, who can diagnose the causes of your pain and provide appropriate treatment.
Podiatrists are experts in all aspects of footcare. We as Podiatrists and Chiropodists undergo years’ of specialist training to assess, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate problems in the lower limb.
Make a concentrated effort this month to get your feet checked, and get the care and attention they need.
I am joining the college of podiatry campaign to raise awareness of the importance of good foot health. To mark Foot Health month I will be:
Foot pain is not normal, If you or a family member are experiencing foot pain, visit a podiatrist to see how they can help you.
You can contact an NHS podiatrist or an independent podiatrist. In both cases, always ensure that any practitioners you visit are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and describe themselves as a podiatrist or chiropodist.
If you are local to Reading, contact the clinic on 07988 916 198 for more information. If you live elsewhere, visit www.cop.org.uk to find a registered podiatrist near you.
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