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Foot problems can have a significant impact on a person’s mobility, making it difficult to walk, stand, or even perform basic daily activities. Common foot problems that can impact mobility include plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, bunions, hammertoes, and neuromas. How can these conditions’ effects on mobility be improved with the aid of a podiatrist?

What Conditions Impact Mobility

Plantar fasciitis is a condition characterised by pain and inflammation in the bottom of the heel, often caused by overuse, unsupportive footwear or improper foot mechanics. This condition can make walking and standing painful, making it difficult to perform daily activities. Heel spurs, which are bony growths on the heel bone, can also cause pain and discomfort in the heel, making it difficult to walk or stand for long periods of time.

Bunions, which are bony growths on the side of the big toe, can also impact mobility. Bunions can cause pain and discomfort, as well as make it difficult to find comfortable shoes that fit properly. Hammertoes, which are bent toes caused by a muscle imbalance, can also make it difficult to walk or stand comfortably.

Neuromas, which are benign tumors of the nerve in the foot, can also impact mobility. Neuromas can cause pain, tingling, and numbness in the affected area, making it difficult to walk or stand for long periods of time.

In order to address these foot problems and improve mobility, it is important to seek the help of a podiatrist. A podiatrist is a medical doctor who specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems.

What Can A Podiatrist Do To Help?

A Podiatrist can perform a thorough examination of the feet to identify any problems and determine the best course of treatment. Treatment options may include orthotic inserts to correct improper foot mechanics, physical joint manipulation therapy to help  improve flexibility, laser therapy and shock wave therapy to help alleviate pain, discomfort and swelling and in some cases, surgery to correct structural issues. In addition to treating specific foot problems, a podiatrist can also provide advice on proper foot care, including the use of supportive shoes and exercises to help prevent future foot problems.

How Can Doncaster Foot Clinic Help You?

At Doncaster Foot Clinic, our expert Podiatrists are able to support you with professional advice and treatment for all your foot problems, including mobility. Our team are experts in a range of treatments, and can help you on your road to recovery and comfort. You can reach us by calling us at 01302 342 971. Alternatively, to stay up to date with our clinical updates and specials, follow us on Facebook

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How A Podiatrist Can Help With Mobility