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Chiropodist And Podiatrist Near Me

Are you looking for a foot pain specialist in the Essex area? Our Colchester based podiatrist offers professional foot care tratment and advice.

The human foot is a complex structure which is vital to everyday activity. The foot contains 33 joints and 26 bones which need to be taken care of. There are more than 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments which form the foot. All this means that expert advice is often required to keep your feet free from pain and discomfort.

It is important to visit a podiatrist clinic on a regular basis to avoid serious problems developing with your feet. It is especially beneficial for people over the age of 60 to seek foot advice once every six months to keep their feet healthy.

podiatrist flexing a foot

Podiatry In Essex 

 A podiatrist offers help and advice with common foot problems. We are professionally trained foot specialists that can assist with issues such as bunions or ingrown toenails.

 If you experience problems with your feet, a podiatrist can offer advice to diagnose and treat problems with your feet and lower limbs.  It is advisable that you approach your local podiatrist to prevent problems, relieve pain or treat infections. To prevent or correct a deformity, you can seek advice about the types of shoes to wear or ways to look after your feet.

If you live in the Essex area and require information about any problems that you have with your feet, contact shapefeet. today to discuss your needs.

When To See A Podiatrist

When you notice any problems with your feet, you will require advice from a podiatrist to get the right advice or treatment. Contact your local podiatrist near you for any foot related problems. 

  • Athletes Foot Treatment
  • Calluses Treatment
  • Foot Health Advice
  • Toenail Trimming With Assistant Practitioner
  • Foot and Heel Pain Treatment
  • Orthotics
  • Insole Fitting
  • Verruca Treatment
  • Laser Therapy For Foot Pain
  • Cryotherapy For Warts And Verrucae
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery Under Local Anaesthetic
  • Provision Of Antibiotics For Foot Infections
  • Diabetic Foot Care And Advice
  • Neurological Testing / Vascular Assessments
  • Corn Treatment
  • Cortisone Injection Therapy For Foot Joint Pain

What is Podiatry?

Podiatry is the treatment and prevention of issues related to your feet. A podiatrist can offer advice on growths, scaling, peeling or fungal growth on the toes or sole of your feet. They can treat cracks or cuts as well as ingrowing toenails.

Podiatry also offers orthotics which can support the foot and reduce heel or arch pain. Orthotics are custom made insoles, arch supports or padding to improve the comfort of your footwear. Orthotic devices are inserted into the shoe to re-align the foot and relieve pressure.

Other occasions to visit a podiatrist include:

  • having hard skin removed from your feet
  • toenail clipping
  • footwear advice
  • foot care information

Diabetes in Podiatry

shapefeet. specialises in diabetes management through podiatry. Many of the problems associated with diabetes can be relieved or avoided with properly managed care of the feet. Blood glucose control is important in managing diabetes. This can be caused by damage to the nerve endings that result in increased levels of blood glucose.

podiatrist examining feet fitting orthotics

A podiatrist will check your blood supply and observe the colour of your skin. They will check your feet for pulses and ask you about any pains that you experience in your legs or feet. If you experience discomfort or pain in your feet, your local podiatry clinic will be able to alleviate most problems. It is important that you seek advice fast so that you can prevent more serious problems from occurring.  Treating these issues at an early stage will help prevent more serious conditions such as foot ulcers and damage to the foot.

Foot Care Advice

If you want to avoid problems with your feet, prevention is much more effective than treating a condition after it has developed further. The following tips will offer foot care advice so that you can reduce the problems that can arise.

woman cradling sore foot

Washing your feet:Keep your feet clean by washing them daily in soapy water.

Dry your feet:after washing your feet, be sure to dry them properly. Fungal infections can grow between toes if not dried well.

Filing and moisturising:to prevent dry skin, moisturise the foot all over except between the toes. Use a file to remove dry skin and calluses.

Toenail cutting:Use toenail clippers to trim your nails regularly. Always cut straight and never at an angle or the edges.

Buy shoes later in the day: As the day progresses, your feet increase in swelling. For this reason, it is advisable to buy shoes when your feet are at their largest.

Limit high heels:High heels and pointed shoes should be worn only on special occasions. Find comfortable shoes to wear to and from the venue that you wish to wear heels.

Change your socks:Ensure that your socks are changed on a daily basis to avoid odour and to keep your feet fresh.

Be wary in communal areas:You can avoid catching verrucas or athletes foot by wearing flip-flops in communal areas. 

Chiropody for over 60s in Essex

If you live in the Essex area  shapefeet. are your first choice for chiropody services. Our local chiropodist is focused on providing prevention as the best way to manage problems with your feet. By wearing the correct foot inserts and using the right footwear, many foot problems can be prevented before they cause serious problems.

If you are over 60, foot care becomes increasingly important. As you age your joints become stiffer, your skin is, and your feet are vulnerable to the cold. It is important for people over 60 to visit a podiatry clinic on a regular basis for a foot MOT. It is advised that you should visit a local chiropodist once every six months to prevent foot pain or problems developing.

To arrange for a consultation with our podiatrists and chiropodists, please get in contact today. We will be happy to offer a meeting to discuss ways in which we can improve the condition of your feet and lower limbs. Please call us today or use the contact form to send an enquiry.

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