Podiatry! What is it?

Podiatry! What is it?

Did you know that your feet can tell a lot about your health?! For example, joint stiffness might be a sign of arthritis, but numbness could be a sign of diabetes, while swelling may indicate kidney disease or heart disease.

Therefore, you should devote part of your time to taking care of your feet, & don’t neglect the signs that your feet sent to warn you, especially that your feet health can give a clue about your overall health. For that reason, podiatric medicine was invented, a medical branch dedicated to preventing, diagnosing, treating feet & lower limbs problems, it’s also specialized in the rehabilitation of medical & surgical cases, preventing deformity & correcting it too. Podiatry helps in the diagnosis & treatment of sports injuries of the foot.

Thus, a podiatrist needs to employ several skills, such as patient counseling, asking the patient about his medical history & performing a physical examination to secure a diagnosis & select the most appropriate treatment plan. Clinical evaluation techniques help in the diagnosis & prediction of disease complications since it takes into consideration the patient’s medical & surgical history, the shoes he uses, his profession & lifestyle. The diagnosis is made using various equipment such as vascular scopes or radiology. While computerized techniques are often used to perform gait analysis, these techniques may include a range of motion studies, postural alignment assessments, or dynamic force & pressure studies.

Podiatrists can recommend prescribed foot orthoses that can redistribute pressure; hence they are considered as permanent solutions to treat & prevent corns, callous and necrotic ulceration, & are used in acute & chronic foot conditions such as tendinitis & recurrent ankle sprain to supplement & enhance clinical care.

What are you waiting for after knowing the importance of foot care? Visit Health & Style Medical Center to get the necessary care, just book your medical visit by calling 026330515 or 0555116072

 

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The Abu Dhabi Podiatry heel pain Clinic  at Health and style Medical Center renders services to frequent patients per year. In Abu Dhabi Podiatry Clinic Diabetic foot care and general preventative care services are emphasized in the clinic while special procedures including nail and skin reconstruction are also available.

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