Introduction to Home Visits by Our Podiatrists
Mobility is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and maintaining your foot health is vital in the pursuit of a future full of mobility and movement. Routine podiatric treatment can be done in the comfort of your own home or office. Our mobile podiatry services include foot assessments, diabetic foot screenings, and medical pedicures.
If it is difficult for you to visit The Foot Practice or bring a loved one in for an assessment or treatment of a foot condition, consider making an appointment for a podiatry home visit. We can provide the care for many ailments affecting your feet or lower limbs. These include:
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Arch pain
- Diabetic foot
- Heel pain
- Knee pain
- Leg length differences
- Lower back pain
- Shin pain
Our podiatrists who make home visits can help to determine the cause of your lower limb pain. The specialists will assess your foot and determine whether your back, calf, knee, or shin pain stems from an imbalance in your feet and provide you with corrective exercises and therapeutic treatments, if necessary.
If you experience pain in your heel or arch, a podiatry home visit can determine whether you require orthotic therapy to help correct the pressure on your feet and improve your posture to alleviate muscle back pain.
With a foot assessment, our podiatrist will test the strength, flexibility, and mobility of your feet and lower limbs. These are important factors in the health of your foot, but also to maintain overall functionality of your musculoskeletal system. If you have an ankle sprain and are immobile, for example, a podiatrist on the home visit will recommend stability and strengthening exercises for your ankle, one of the most common areas for injury.
A foot assessment is also an important part of rehabilitation from an injury, by ensuring that previous injuries are not recurrent. A home visit from our podiatrist can ensure the injury is on track to heal properly.
If you have diabetes, a diabetic foot screening is vital in preventing further damage to your foot. With a diabetic foot screening, our podiatrist will determine the full extent of sensory neuropathy and Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) in your foot. This will help you understand how at-risk you are for infections. We will also inspect your foot during the foot screening to check for any possible infections or lingering cuts, and provide diabetic wound treatment to prevent further complications.
During the home visit, our podiatrist can also give you a medical pedicure. Medical pedicures are good for maintaining the proper feet health by removing dead skin related to corns and calluses or tending to ingrown toenails.
Seemingly minor foot conditions may exacerbate into major health complications. These include corns, calluses, cracked heels, fungal nails, verrucae, and athletes’ foot. The Foot Practice’s services are well worth the podiatry home visit cost. If you would like to schedule a home visit for podiatry treatment in Singapore, make an appointment with The Foot Practice today to discuss our treatments and services.