If you have problems with your feet or have questions about how to prevent foot problems from happening, seeing a podiatrist can help you find a solution to fit your needs. When problems with your feet go untreated, they often can become a serious issue and lead to other health conditions.
For those with a condition such as diabetes, an annual foot exam can help prevent potential complications from occurring and can catch minor problems before they become severe. Not only can diabetics benefit from an annual podiatry appointment, but athletes and others who want to keep their feet healthy can as well.
The Need for an Annual Appointment
Seeing a podiatrist annually can be key to keeping your feet healthy. At an annual exam, your podiatrist will check your feet for any abnormalities or problems. At the appointment, your podiatrist may do the following:
- Discuss any concerns you may have with your feet, toenails, or lower limbs
- Review your medical history
- Check your feet while walking or running
- Address any heel or arch pain in your feet
- Recommend specific types of shoes or orthotics
- Look for any underlying foot conditions and recommend necessary treatment options
If you are diabetic, an annual exam can help keep track of the condition of your feet and prevent problems from developing or worsening. Many diabetics experience complications such as neuropathy or foot ulcers. A podiatrist will test annually for any nerve or circulatory problems with your feet so they can be diagnosed early for effective treatment. A podiatrist will also look for any foot deformities or problems such as bunions, corns, or calluses and help correct or manage them before they turn into a serious issue.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
Contact Greater Washington Advanced Podiatry for a free initial consultation. We not only can perform an annual foot exam but can create a treatment plan based on your personal condition and needs. To set up an appointment with one of our experienced podiatrists, fill out our contact form online or call our office at (301) 515-FEET.