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Podiatry Care: Keeping Your Feet Happy


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Podiatry Care: Keeping Your Feet Happy

Up until four months ago, I suffered from chronic foot and ankle pain. No matter what I did to ease my pain, my feet and ankles continued to hurt. Finally, I asked my primary doctor for a referral to a podiatrist. Although I love my primary doctor, they simply couldn't treat my foot and ankle pain successfully. I needed to see someone who could. My podiatrist examined my condition and determined that I had poor blood circulation and swelling in my feet and ankles. My podiatrist prescribed special cushions to wear in my shoes to help my blood circulate better and a change in my diet to reduce the fluids in my body. Now, my feet and ankles feel wonderful. If you have pain in your feet, ankles or legs, read my blog about podiatry care, treatments and much more. Thanks for reading.

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Treating Your Weak Or Injured Ankle

Ankle pain and weakness can be a podiatry problem that many people will experience during their lives. If you suffer from weak or painful ankles, there are some effective options to help you with mitigating these symptoms so that you can restore as much of your quality of life as possible.

Improve Ankle Strength And Flexibility

When a person suffers from a weak ankle or chronic pain, it is a common reaction for them may want to be gentle when it comes to the way that they step. Unfortunately, favoring the healthy ankle can lead to a weak or painful ankle worsening. As part of your efforts to reduce the impacts that your ankle issues are having on your life, an effort should be taken to improve the strength and flexibility of the ankles. This will need to be a gradual process, but it can substantially reduce the severity of your symptoms while also mitigating the risk of further damage occurring to the ankle.

Wear Shoes That Provide Adequate Support For The Ankles

The shoes that you wear can have a large effect on your ankle issues. When a person is wearing shoes that are not capable of providing them with the ankle support that they need, it can be much easier for them to twist or otherwise injure their ankles. While a person may not like wearing shoes that come up high enough to support their ankles, this can be one of the more affordable and simple solutions for minimizing the ankle pain and injury risks that a person may have.

Have Your Ankles Evaluated By A Professional

If you have chronic ankle pain and weakness, a professional evaluation may be in order. These evaluations can allow for the ankle to be thoroughly examined to determine the source of the problem and the severity of the issues that a patient is experiencing. These evaluations may also involve the use of x-rays or other imaging tools to allow the podiatrist to closely examine the bones in the ankle for signs of structural damage. These evaluations can be essential in creating a treatment approach that will allow a patient to restore their strength and range of motion in their ankles. This information can also help a patient to know the types of activities that may be the most likely to negatively impact their ankles, which can help them to avoid these activities as much as possible.