Step Up Your Health Game: How Podiatry Can Help You Build a Strong Foundation from the Ground Up
I have seen how many people neglect their foot health and how it can affect their overall wellbeing. It is essential to understand that our feet are the foundation of our body, and any problems that arise in our feet can affect our posture and mobility. Podiatry focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of foot and ankle disorders. In this blog, I will explore how podiatry can help you build a strong foundation from the ground up. And getting up on your toes every day.
Introduction to Podiatry
Podiatry focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of foot and ankle disorders. Our Podiatrists at Fordham-Rees Podiatry can diagnose and treat a range of foot and ankle conditions such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, stress fractures, ingrown toenails, and many others.
What is HCPC and Why is it Important in Podiatry?
HCPC stands for Health and Care Professions Council, a regulatory body that ensures that healthcare professionals in the UK meet the required standards of training, professional skills, behaviour, and ethics. Podiatrists must be registered with HCPC to practice legally in the UK. HCPC registration gives our patients at Fordham-Rees Podiatry confidence that we are giving them the care they deserve from a qualified and competent professional.
Are You a Runner and Suffering from Foot Pain?
Many runners experience foot pain at some point in their lives. Running puts a lot of stress on the feet and can lead to a range of foot and ankle injuries if not addressed promptly. Podiatrists can help runners by identifying the underlying cause of their foot pain and providing treatment options that can alleviate their symptoms. Our Podiatrists at Fordham-Rees Podiatry can also perform gait analysis to identify any abnormalities in a runner's gait that may be contributing to their foot pain. Louise Fordham is highly experienced in helping you keep on your feet and running your next marathon pain free.
The Benefits of Visiting Our 5 star Rated Podiatry Clinic
Visiting Fordham-Rees podiatry clinic can provide numerous benefits for your foot health. Our HCPC Podiatrists can help prevent and treat foot problems, improve foot function and mobility, and provide education and advice on how to maintain healthy feet.
Common Foot Problems and How Our Podiatrists Can Help
There are many common foot problems that podiatrists can help with, these always are assessed first by our highly trained podiatrists :
Foot assessments involve a comprehensive examination of the feet to identify any underlying problems or potential risk factors. Foot assessments can help prevent foot problems before they develop, some issues that we can treat:
Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes pain in the heel and arch of the foot. Our Podiatrists can provide treatment options such as stretching exercises, orthotics, and physical therapy to alleviate the symptoms of plantar fasciitis.
Ingrown toenails occur when the edge of a toenail grows into the skin surrounding the nail. Our Podiatrists can provide treatment options such as nail removal, antibiotics, and advice on how to prevent ingrown toenails.
Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses are thick, hardened layers of skin that can develop on the feet. Our Podiatrists can provide treatment options such as trimming and padding to alleviate the symptoms of corns and calluses.
Llandaff, Canton, Fairwater, Ely and More - Our Clients Come from All Over Cardiff to Experience Our 5 Star Podiatry Clinic
At Fordham-Rees Podiatry, we are passionate about providing the highest quality foot care to our clients. Our modern and luxurious podiatry clinic is located in Cardiff and is easily accessible from all over Cardiff including Llandaff, Canton, Fairwater, Ely, and more. Our podiatrists are HCPC registered and are highly rated with 5-star Google reviews. So if you are looking for a new Podiatrist look no further than our Podiatry clinic in Fairwater.
Frequently Asked Questions About Podiatry
What is the difference between a podiatrist and a chiropodist?
Podiatrists and chiropodists are both healthcare professionals who specialise in foot care. In the UK, the term podiatrist is used more commonly than chiropodist. Podiatrists are newer trained and have a broader scope of practice and can diagnose and treat a wider range of foot and ankle conditions but in general the terms go hand in hand.
How often should I visit a podiatrist?
The frequency of podiatry visits depends on a person's individual needs and foot health. People with diabetes or other chronic health conditions that affect their feet may need more frequent visits. It is generally recommended to visit a podiatrist every six to twelve months for a routine foot check-up.
Can Our podiatrists treat children?
Yes, our podiatrists can treat children. Children may experience foot problems such as flat feet, ingrown toenails, and plantar warts, which can be treated by podiatrists.
The Importance of Foot Health and Podiatry
Our feet are the foundation of our body, and it is essential to keep them healthy and in great shape. At Fordham-Rees Podiatry, we are passionate about keeping your feet and ankles healthy and in great shape. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and experience the highest quality foot care in South Wales.