It's nearly the end of another year, and as the New Year dawns upon us, it's time for new resolutions, new hopes, and new beginnings. But, before moving on to the next year, let's see how far you have kept up with the promise of taking care of your health this year. So, did you get that foot checkup that you had promised yourself to go for regular? Or, are you still ignoring that nagging heel pain and putting off your podiatrist appointment for another day?
Not going for that foot wellness checkup affects you in two ways, in terms of your health benefits and your health. Let's see how that happens.
Reasons to get a foot wellness check within this year
- The impact on your health benefits
Now, the thing about putting off foot wellness check for another year is that it will not only affect your health, but also have an impact on your health benefits. Most of the health plans are deductible according to the calendar year, which starts on 1st January and ends on 31st December. Thus, the deductibles reset every year from 1st January. So, if you have met your deductible, there's no better time than now to get that foot checkup done, or else you will just be losing out on your money.
- The impact on your health
The foot issues that you are suffering from might not seem like something major enough to undergo treatment right now, but it can soon take a turn for worse. It is better to nip the problems and pain in the bud than letting it grow into something unbearable and difficult to treat. Here are a few foot issues that are better to be dealt with now than later.
Plantar fasciitis, or heel pain as it is commonly known as, occurs from inflamed tissues that extend from the toes to the heels. Patients feel pain at the arch and bottom of the foot, and the pain increases over a couple of months.You need to contact DeNiel Foot & Ankle Center now. The podiatrist will examine your foot and take your medical history to start the treatment.
Strenuous physical activities can lead to an inflammation of Achilles tendon, which attaches the heel bones to calf muscles, causing pain. Patients feel tightness in the calf muscles, in addition to a limited range of motion in foot.Under the effective treatment of Dr. Shobowale, you can find long-term relief from the pain of Achilles tendon.
A contracture deformity of both or one of the joints of the fifth, fourth, third or second toes is called Hammertoes. This is something that starts as a mild issue but the conditions gets worse as time passes. After Dr. Shobowale evaluates your condition, she will offer you the treatment that meets your needs.
Bunion is a bony bump that forms on the inside of the patient's foot at the joint of the big toe. The pain increases slowly. The pressure on the big toe causes it to lean towards the second toe, and thus, gradually the normal bone structure changes. Depending on your condition, the podiatrist might ask you to go for surgery or get you on pain medication.
None of these foot issues (and many others like these) is not noticeably prominent at the onset. But, it is only a matter of time for the pain to become unbearable. So, pick up that phone and book your appointment with DeNiel Foot & Ankle Center now to avail the finest treatment using your health benefits.