What are indications to go and see the podiatrist?
How importance foot health is for total well-being, one usually only realizes when complaints occur.
In case of foot complaints, but also tired legs, burning soles or even knee, hip and back problems, it is advisable to have your feet checked. The human foot is a very complex body part that performs many tasks for the statics and movement of the body. Foot problems can occur as a result of predisposition, one-sided loading, and unsuitable footwear
Prolonged and one-sided overloading under sub-optimal conditions, however, asks a lot of muscles and joints. (Intensive) practice of sports puts a lot of pressure on feet, ankles and knees. With optimal sports shoes and fitted sports soles, possible erroneous developments can be corrected quite well.
Even with the most suitable (sports) shoe for your situation, walking comfort can often be improved by means of individually measured soles.
And in rheumatism patients pain can often be directly reduced, while in diabetics wounds on the foot through overpressure can be avoided.
The following is an overview of possible indications for podiatry on referral from your GP, since these complaints are treated every week at the podiatrist.