As the foundation of your body, your feet take quite a beating day after day. Most people don’t even notice their feet until something about them becomes uncomfortable. Indeed, visiting a foot doctor is usually a result of some acute pain rather than a normal part of healthcare for many people.
Taking Your Feet for Granted
Have you ever injured your foot to the extent that you were unable to walk properly for a few days? Wasn’t that a miserable, challenging few days? Like most parts of our body, we have a tendency to take feet for granted as long as nothing’s wrong with them. We run, jump, walk, stand, kick, and even shuffle things around with our feet constantly. Why, then, would we not do everything we can, including visiting a podiatrist regularly, to ensure we can continue to do those things?
Why Your Podiatrist is Your Friend
While acute injuries do happen, they are certainly not the only cause of foot problems. Many diseases and illnesses, including heart disease and diabetes, can lead to internal changes that restrict the blood flow to the feet. Since feet are anatomically farthest from the heart, they are the most likely to be affected negatively by this restricted blood flow, even though the disease itself seems to have nothing to do with the feet.
Outside of diseases like these, a number of other problems can challenge the integrity of our feet. Bunions, problems with tendons and ligaments, bone irregularities and injuries, muscle injuries, and even fungus all have the potential to limit your ability to use your feet normally. Many of the complications that occur with these types of situations can be circumvented, or at least minimized, simply by seeing a foot doctor on a regular basis.
If you’re ready to take charge of your foot health, contact us as Family Foot Center. Our podiatrists serve patients in the Whitestone, Queens, and surrounding areas, and are qualified to offer you the very best in foot care. Call (718) 767-5555 to schedule an appointment or visit our website for more information.