The human foot is complex, it is strong, flexible, and its functional design enables it to do its job well and without complaint — if you take care of it and don’t take it for granted. Because feet are small compared to your whole body, they receive an enormous impact with each step, adding up to hundreds of tons of weight every day. Painful feet can affect our ability to enjoy the most basic activities in our daily lives but most foot problems can be treated effectively.
Your feet, like other specialised structures, require specialised care. A podiatrist can make an important contribution to your total health. If you have foot pain or if you are worried about the effects of diabetes, poor circulation or other disease processes on your feet, then arrange to have these specific problems assessed and treated.
Many of the conditions that we see on a regular basis are discussed in more detail below. You should see a podiatrist when any of the following conditions occur or persist.