As you may or may not know, the 8th of October was International Podiatry Day. This special day provides the worldwide podiatry community an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the good work that is done in providing foot and ankle care by podiatrists.
Most people take their feet for granted, that is until pain or problems such as blisters or calluses start to develop! But our feet are actually more important than you may think. Not only do they help to keep us upright and allow us to move around, but the health of our feet can give a good indication of our general health. They can even offer warning signs for some illnesses, as well as being closely linked to certain conditions. For example, it’s vital that people with diabetes monitor their foot health because their raised blood sugar raises their chances of developing foot problems.
Foot health is a big issue that everyone should be aware of and International Podiatry Day is about making sure that everyone knows just how essential foot care is to our overall health. The most important thing that we can learn for International Podiatry day is the importance of being kind to our feet. We must teach ourselves to take care of our feet before problems start to arise, as well as treating existing problems so they do not worsen and start to limit your ability to function.
The purpose of celebrating International Podiatry Day is to spread awareness about the importance of foot health. Talking about health issues is vital and we should all be more open about our health. So, don’t be shy about discussing foot health, and don’t forget to celebrate International Podiatry Day every year.
If you are worried about your foot health, do not hesitate to contact us for advice. We would be more than happy to advise you on proper foot care and how to treat and prevent issues including athletes foot and nail damage