Chiropody and Podiatry in Weymouth and Dorchester
Formotion Chiropodist: Giles Heanman
Chiropody / Podiatry is a field of healthcare devoted to the study and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and sometimes further up the lower limb.
The feet take an enormous amount of stress and strain on a daily basis but are often badly neglected. An average adult takes 4000-6000 steps a day and our feet carry us the equivalent of five times round the Earth in an average lifetime.
Many problems that occur with the feet can be avoided by following the advice of a registered Chiropodist/ Podiatrist and partaking in a routine, daily footcare regime. It is particularly important for Diabetics to take good care of their feet as they are at increased risk of foot disorders. Diabetics should have a check up with a registered Chiropodist / Podiatrist at least once per year.
Some problems that people encounter with their feet are inherited, some are down to the wear and tear of ageing, some are due to medical conditions, and some are caused by ill-fitting footware. A few of the common problems are: Corns, callus, ingrowing toenails, athletes foot, chilblains, verrucae, bunions / toe deformities, excessively dry/sweaty feet. Many of these conditions cause ongoing discomfort that may be alleviated with simple treatment and/or advice.
For a great many people basic hygiene and nail cutting is all they need to keep their feet healthy but when normal feet turn into problem feet it’s best to seek the professionalhelp of a Registered Chiropodist /Podiatrist.
Weymouth and Dorchester Chiropody.