Mobility is something most of us take for granted until it is compromised. Nothing is more important to our mobility than the health of our feet. Just ask anyone who has been hampered by an acute or chronic foot problem how critical mobility is. You might even know what we mean.
Because of how crucial healthy feet are to optimum mobility, we are often shocked by how long some people suffer with pain in one or both feet before seeking our attention. The concern for how a foot condition can affect future mobility is a common reason why someone gets serious about eliminating the problem. Unfortunately, suffering with pain for too long can lead to a long-term mobility issue.
We don’t take for granted how important our services are to the health and well-being of our patients. We consider ourselves “Mobility Keepers.” Lack of mobility is more than just a physical concern; mental health is tied to it as well. Mobility that has been compromised long-term has been linked to weight gain, diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and even depression.
The over 50 population becomes more concerned with mobility than the younger population. Being able to comfortably walk, jog, golf, travel and walk the dog are activities that require high-performing feet. Not treating your feet like you would a luxury car can jeopardize these activities.
Correcting an ingrown toenail, eliminating plantar fasciitis, removing a bunion and making orthotics are just some of the things we specialize in to keep our patients mobile. We also know that by keeping the feet healthy it has a significant impact on the knees, hips and back. We aren’t just treating 2 feet and 10 toes; we’re treating the entire physical and mental person as well as all of the people who are close to you. When you aren’t as mobile as you would desire to be, whether from a foot problem or otherwise, it affects those nearest to you.
Feet aren’t usually a priority, especially if they don’t hurt. Seeing them as vital can have a huge impact on how mobile you are later in life. Seeing the consequences of neglected feet is what motivates us to broadcast to our patients and community how important keeping them fine-tuned is to our health and well-being.