According to the Australian Podiatry Association, one in five Australians suffer from foot pain.
Podiatry is about more than just the foot, however, it’s about uncovering the root cause for pain anywhere from your lower back down.
Podiatrists are the experts in foot and lower limb health. They assess, diagnose and prescribe treatment plans so you can continue living an active, pain-free lifestyle.
Podiatrists are fundamental to getting people moving and active, preventing injuries and prolonging healthy lives.
Growing demand for podiatry
In recent years, the demand for podiatric care in Australia has increased significantly. Contributing factors include our aging population and the increase in the number of Australians diagnosed with diabetes.
An astounding 4,400 diabetic amputations occur in Australia every year. Most of these can be prevented through proper podiatric care.
October is Foot Health Month
Foot Health Month is a national campaign that aims to raise awareness for foot health, highlighting the benefits and importance of visiting a podiatrist as part of your annual health check.
From children and athletes right through to seniors and those suffering from chronic illness, a visit to the podiatrist can have a positive impact on people’s lives.
Make an appointment with a podiatrist in Pascoe Vale
If you have ongoing pain in your foot, ankle or knee or have noticed a change in the way your walk, make a booking with one of our on-site podiatrists at Pride Podiatry.
You may have podiatry cover under your Extras health insurance policy to help cover some of the cost. No referral is needed. Appointments can be made online too or on the HotDoc app.
See a podiatrist today as part of your regular health check.
Source: Australian Podiatry Association
Note: This information is of a general nature only and should not be substituted for medical advice. It does not replace consultations with qualified healthcare professionals to meet your individual medical needs.