When is the best time to get my foot problems seen?
At the earliest opportunity! This means that you don’t need to keep on suffering with pain, reduced mobility or an inability to take part in your favourite leisure activities and can get on and enjoy life as quickly as possible. Foot problems often start out in just one area and cause you to overwork or overload other areas in your feet. This in turn can cause other pains to develop and cause permanent damage. Generally, problems dealt with sooner rather than later respond better too, so you’ll probably need fewer visits to get the results you want.
Does this mean I’ve left it too long to get my problem sorted?
Not at all. Many of the foot problems we see have been troubling for years. Many people start by going through a process of thinking (and hoping) that the problem will go away on it’s own. When this doesn’t work, it’s often then a case of trying over the counter products after self-diagnosing or using resources like Google to provide solutions. Feet are very complex with each one having twenty six bones, thirty three joints and more than one hundred tendons and ligaments. Each one of these structures can be prone to multiple problems. This means that making an accurate diagnosis can be a challenge and one that’s best directed to a Podiatrist. It’s never too late to do something to help ypur foot problems, but the sooner you take action and seek appropriate professional advice the sooner your problems can get sorted.
We often neglect our feet as they are out of sight, out of mind. Whilst caring for our hair, eyes and teeth take a priority feet are usually overlooked until we are in so much pain or cannot do the things we want.
Why a Podiatrist? And why The Exeter Clinic?
Not all footcare is equal.
It’s like most things in life – If you value something it’s worth looking after it, investing the time and money in getting the best care available. If you have a lovely new car, you’d probably take it to the appropriate main dealer if there’s a problem rather than a back street garage that doesn’t specialise, with limited resources and experience.
All our Podiatrists are Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered. They have completed a 3 year full time Degree, with a minimum of 1,000 hours of clinical time, undertake numerous courses annually to maintain the highest standards at the cutting edge of the profession. Have regular professional reviews and specialise in certain areas within the profession such as biomechanics, diabetes care and rheumatology.
This means that when you come to The Exeter Clinic for your lower limb health problems we are very well placed to help you with our specialist team members, knowledge, equipment and services.