A local pedorthist is a healthcare professional who is educated and trained in comprehensive foot care. A local pedorthist treats patients of all ages by treating foot conditions as well as conditions of the ankle and lower extremities by fitting pedorthic devices. From plantar fasciitis to foot and toe blisters, a local pedorthist can help you manage a variety of conditions and injuries. They can also help patients with foot amputations or foot problems due to diabetes. Your local pedorthist can work with your local family physician and your local physiotherapist to create the best treatment plan for you. Your local physiotherapist can use techniques such as manual therapy, spinal adjustment and exercise to treat you.
Your feet have a big job every day, supporting your weight and absorbing the shock from every step you take. That’s why it’s essential to take good care of your feet so that they can stay flexible and functional. Each foot has 26 bones and hundreds of ligaments, muscles and tendons. People with diabetes may develop diabetic foot problems including diabetic retinopathy (nerve damage) and peripheral vascular disease (reduced blood flow to the feet). One of the main problems in patients with diabetes is decreased circulation.