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Benefits Of An Annual Foot Care Assessment

It can be quite common to ignore our health, especially if we don’t have anything urgent prohibiting us physically. Regardless, this is a mistake, and certainly a common one! This is especially true when you factor in the busy hustle and bustle that comes with living a downtown Toronto lifestyle.

How easy is it to procrastinate and choose to ignore that dull ache, that nagging toenail, whatever it may be? It’s time to say goodbye to that habit, and we’re here to tell you why we recommend an annual foot care assessment at your local Foot clinic. It’s important to outline what to expect during a comprehensive foot exam and assessment. Furthermore, there are certain scenarios when annual foot exams are necessary. Make no mistake, however, anyone from a child to a grandparent should take care of their feet and check-in annually with their trusted chiropodist.

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What To Expect During Your Annual Foot Care Assessments

Toronto foot specialists are ready to perform your annual foot care assessment. You can expect and plan for the following to occur during the appointment: 

  • A licensed Chiropodist will perform a comprehensive inspection of your feet and ankles, without shoes or socks. This will include analyzing the toes, toenails, structure of your feet, skin and heels of your feet. Not only that, but they will assess the performance of the joints and ligaments in your feet. This will allow them to gain insight into your mobility, and if anything is prohibiting optimal mobility. A thorough understanding of your foot arch may also be provided by your chiropodist. You may need special attention if you have Flat feet or a High arch.
  • Your chiropodist may ask you to simply walk in your shoes. This will allow them to gain insight into your gait, as well as if you need more properly fitted footwear. Similarly to when they assess the performance of the joints and ligaments, this will also provide them with important information concerning your mobility.
  • You play an important role in your annual foot assessments. It’s up to you to convey any new foot pain, skin irritation, structural abnormalities, or any new symptoms you’ve experienced since your last visit. Providing as much information as possible will help ensure you and your foot specialist make the most of your appointment time.
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Why We Recommend Annual Foot Care Assessments

There are some scenarios in which annual foot care assessments are necessary, and should be one of your healthcare commitments. Please note they are still suitable and beneficial for all adults and children who are interested in annual foot care assessments.

  • The American Diabetes Association strongly urges that diabetes patients book annual foot care assessments, at the very least. This is advised so that the patient can proactively prevent foot ulcers and manage neuropathy (swelling), among other important symptoms. Furthermore, the US National Library of Medicine supports this claim, declaring yearly foot examinations as necessary for risk assessment. They state that key aspects of foot assessments for diabetes patients are beneficial as they include inspection of unusual skin colour on the feet. Furthermore, foot specialists can pinpoint callus and blister development and musculoskeletal deformities, such as claw toes. They can also search for fungal infection development between the toes, observe swelling, and inspect for ulceration development.
  • If you’re Growing older, it’s important to be preventative when it comes to healthcare, and this includes your feet. As we age, we’re more prone to developing certain foot conditions, some of which can be life-altering and debilitating. During an annual foot exam, early detection of Gout, Osteoarthritis, or even Bunions, can be critical in determining the right treatment plan.
  • You may have a recurring foot condition. An example would be Athlete’s Foot, which commonly flares up. Recurring conditions may require an annual foot care assessment, at the very least.
  • If you’ve had a serious foot or ankle injury in the past. If you’ve had a broken bone or sprain, it is wise to periodically check in on how your feet or ankle are recovering. An annual foot exam with a chiropodist, combined with any separate physiotherapy you may need, can eventually help you reach your goal of optimal mobility. You may need more than an annual foot exam, but it’s certainly a start!

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Have No Fear!

Is it time to check in on your foot health? If you’re overdue for your annual foot care assessment, feel free to reach out to us! Our foot care experts are confident in their ability to help you and solve your concerns with the least amount of discomfort possible. Call us even to inquire about an annual foot care assessment, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have!  

Call us at 416-769-FEET (3338) or Book Your Assessment Today!

Here’s to Many More Years of Foot Care!

At Feet First Clinic, we’re always excited to welcome new clients! After a successful 12 years of treating our amazing patients, we’re ready to continue offering only the best foot care services and products. Give us a call to ask our friendly staff any questions you may have! Our Toronto foot specialists are ready to help!

Call us at 416-769-3338 or Book Your Assessment Today!

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Emily is the newest addition to the Feet First family. She assists with the clinic’s accounting and finances, as well as all the behind-the-scenes work that keeps the clinic running smoothly. In addition to her accounting smarts, she brings sunshine and positivity to everyone at Feet First Clinic.

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Part of our administrative support staff, Erica also works behind the scenes writing and editing content for our website and blog. She loves researching and writing educational content to help patients and anyone dealing with pain. When she’s not busy in the clinic, you’ll find her at her local gym, exploring underground music, hiking with friends, or cheering on her favourite sports teams (Go Jays!). She also loves huskies!

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Sophie prides herself on providing top-tier customer service. She is here to ensure a smooth visit for all clients. In addition to overseeing the clinic’s administration and day-to-day operations, she maintains the cosmetic appearance of the store. She is the magic behind our elaborate display case designs and also ensures the clinic is stocked with stylish (but still orthopedic!) footwear options for all ages.

Bianca Carter

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Day in and out, Bianca works hard to ensure Feet First Clinic runs smoothly. Customer service is at the top of her list and she treats every customer like family. Bianca has a passion for fitness and is dedicated to helping people take care of their feet and body. There is no problem that she can’t solve and she believes that where there is a will, there’s a way.

Carolina Charles

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If you’ve been to the clinic before, chances are you had the pleasure of meeting Carolina! Carolina’s daily goal is going above and beyond to make sure patients are always completely satisfied. Having worked in the podiatry industry for 22 years, Carolina brings a wealth of knowledge pertaining to client service, insurance policies, and procedures.​ She steers the ship to make sure everything runs smoothly on the daily. Carolina is known for spicing up every outfit with her signature costume jewellery.