The Foot has been called the mirror of the Systemic System
Whilst most disorders are due to local causes, some are the result of disease in other parts of the body. Podiatrists are trained to recognise these conditions , so that patients can be referred to appropriate medical specialists. This puts the podiatrist in a good position to spot serious health problems first.
Some of the following present to our clinic :
• Circulationary problems
• Orthopedic Problems
• Neurological problems
• Metabolic Diseases like Gout
• Skin Problems
• Rheumatic fever
• Burning /cold feet
• Foot cramps
• And a mixture of foot and leg conditions
Years of wear and tear can be hard on our feet. So can disease, poor circulation, improperly trimmed toenails, and wearing shoes that don't fit properly. Problems with our feet can be the first sign of more serious medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, and nerve and circulatory disorders.
The podiatrist can help people walking and help our elderly continue walking in comfort and free from pain by:
1. Improving healing
2. Maintain and increase range of motion
3. Maintain and improve muscle function
4. Encourage walking
5. Prevent complications
6. Keep them walking and exercising according to ability
This can be achieved by giving suitable advise, and regular podiatry visits ..