Here at Foot Solutions, we believe that keeping your feet healthy is a very important way to protect your health as you age. We can talk to you about any foot pain you may be experiencing, and we are able to analyse your gait and lifestyle factors to find the very best solutions for you.
We believe that some of the foot problems people experience are a result of not understanding the facts about feet and the conditions that can affect them. Here, we take a look at some of the things people often say about feet, and consider whether these beliefs may be part of the problem.
The Truth About Feet:
- Myth: Foot pain is normal for older people. Foot pain is never normal, and you should always seek professional advice if you notice any pain in your feet or legs. Here at Foot Solutions, we can carry out a ten point assessment of your feet and your lifestyle and advise on the best ways to treat any problems that you are experiencing.
- Myth: Broken toes cannot be treated. Many people believe that there is no treatment for a broken toe, and this is sometimes the case, but if a toe is broken in a particular way, this can create problems in the future such as arthritis or deformity. If you suspect that your toe may be broken, you should seek advice from a doctor in case intervention is needed.
- Myth: You should cut a notch into an ingrown toenail to relieve the pain. Cutting into an ingrown toenail could cause serious complications, including severe pain and infection. An ingrown toenail can be easily treated by a medical professional, and you can help to prevent them developing in the first place by cutting your toenails in a straight line rather than a curve, and by avoiding tight shoes.
- Myth: If you can walk on your foot, it can’t be broken. Many people believe that a broken foot will be obvious as you will be unable to walk on it, but this is not necessarily true. Depending on the type of injury, and on your own pain threshold, you may be able to walk on a broken foot or ankle, and doing so may cause further complications and make the injury worse. Always seek medical advice if you think you have broken a bone in your foot or ankle, even if you are able to walk on it.
Take Care Of Your Feet With Comfortable Shoes in Ireland
Visit Foot Solutions for professional fitting advice and measuring, and let our experienced team find the best solution for you. We can advise you on the best measures to treat a wide range of foot conditions, and this often involves a combination of customised arch supports, well fitted shoes and comfort socks. Start looking after your feet today!