Getting treatment for foot pain is a simple and painless process. All you need to do is follow three simple steps, make an appointment;, attend your appointment; and follow your podiatrist’s recommendations and/or prescribed method of treatment.
First, make an appointment to see a podiatrist. A podiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in foot problems. Make your appointment at a convenient day and time for you, and make sure not to miss your appointment. If you’re having foot pain, you want to make sure to get in to the doctor to see him or her about it right away. Don’t let pain in your foot or feet go on for a long time, as there could be a serious problem that might need to be diagnosed and treated.
Second, go the appointment. Although you may not want to keep your doctor’s appointment (due to having to reschedule for various reasons), try to keep your appointment faithfully. That way, if there is any problem, the doctor can see to it immediately that you receive the proper treatment for your particular ailment. Getting treatment for foot pain is important, and you should make sure that you make this a high priority on your list of things to do, even if other engagements present themselves.
Third, make sure to follow your podiatrist’s recommendations, and if there are some medications your podiatrist prescribes, please take those medications as needed. Some patients do not follow through with their treatment, and this could be dangerous to your health. If you don’t take the medications your podiatrist prescribes, you are not going to get better. Thus, you could jeopardize your health. If you’re a diabetic, for example, and the foot pain is severe, you could get an infection that would put your life in danger without receiving the proper medical attention.
If your podiatrist recommends, for example, that you soak your feet once each evening, and follow up with a topical medication on the heel of your foot, make sure that you do exactly what your podiatrist says. Not doing what your podiatrist says will only make the pain in your foot become worse, and what is more terrible is that not taking your medication and treating your foot properly are both ways to make the pain in your feet even more severe over time. Remember that in order to get rid of your foot pain you first need to make an appointment; see your podiatrist and then follow the prescribed and recommended treatments.
The author is a health professional who writes about getting shoes for plantar fasciitis, and plantar fasciitis orthotics.