Podiatry is the medical science branch dedicated to keeping your feet happy and healthy! At Sum of Us we know that feet are the vital foundations of our body and that caring for them can have a huge effect on physical and mental health.
We help people with heel pain, bunions, difficult nails, skin conditions, corns and calluses and much more! We care for people across a range of ages from children to older adults and provide a range of different therapies including massage, foot mobilisation, dry needling and orthotics (insoles).
What do Podiatrists do?
Podiatrists are foot specialists trained to diagnose the pain in your feet, toes, and ankles.
Why Choose Sum Of Us Podiatry?
We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to provide your feet with the care to ensure they feel amazing. We have a special interest in human movement and use technology to understand how your feet function and how to improve it.
We are fully integrated with the services at Sum of Us and combine our skills and knowledge to help get the best outcomes for you.
Our podiatrists are able to diagnose and treat any complications which affect the lower limb, sports injuries, foot pain, skin and nail disorders, corns, calluses and ingrown toenails. We offer an orthotic service and can measure and produce orthotics for those people that really need it.
Podiatry for active feet
Our Podiatry service is led by Marathon Runner and Ironman Triathlete, John Charles. We provide a number of running specific services including footwear assessment, one-one technique analysis, and coaching both one-one and through our Sum Run Club group sessions!
So don’t delay and give your feet the love they need today!
Sum Of Us’s Foot Clinic Services:
- Callus on heel removal
- Heel pain diagnosis and treatment
- Ingrown corn treatment
- Foot, ankle, and toe health advice
- Foot injury rehabilitation
- Custom orthotics
- Bunion treatment and bunion removal
- Plantar fasciitis pain management
- Podiatry care for the elderly
- General foot pain diagnosis
Why is Foot Health is so Important?
Our feet often receive a lot less attention than other body parts. It’s easy to understand why. Our feet spend most of their time covered with footwear. They’re usually not our best feature to show to the world. And apart from helping connect with the ground as we walk, they don’t appear to serve other purposes.
But the health of our feet plays a vitally important role in the health of our entire body.
As we walk our feet, toes, and ankles perform a complex series of changes to enable the smooth transition of one leg to another. Our feet support our entire bodyweight, act as shock absorbers, and move us along with
Essentially the bones, ligaments, and tendons in our lower leg are a complex mechanism that has two functions: propulsion and load bearing.
What Can Your Feet Tell About Your Health?
Foot pain can indicate issues with bone health. Osteoporosis is more common than you might think. Pain and discomfort in the foot can also be caused by incorrect footwear and stress fractures. If left unchecked, these conditions can lead to major health problems
- Club toes can be an indicator of serious conditions such as lung cancer and thyroid issues.
- Swollen feet can be caused not only by standing for long periods (which we don’t recommend) but also by poor circulation and lymphatic system problems.
- Big Toe Pain, for many people, is a sign of osteoarthritis. Always have any lingering toe pain checked by a podiatrist.
Preventing Foot Problems
What can you do to prevent ankle problems, reduce discomfort in the foot area, and prevent bunions, calluses and other issues?
- Wear proper footwear
- Get a gait assessment if participating in sports
- Have a podiatrist check your feet for potential issues
- Treat foot problems immediately.
Keith Lang is a health & fitness writer, ex-personal trainer, and qualified fitness instructor. Keith practises yoga and meditation daily and enjoys CrossFit. When he’s not writing and learning about wellness, he runs a marketing agency.