Why optimal foot health is important for a healthy lifestyle

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Why optimal foot health is important for a healthy lifestyle

One of the most important aspects of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is physical activity, and in order to move our bodies regularly, our feet must be in top condition. The prevalence of lifestyle diseases is on the rise in today’s modern society and inactivity is a leading cause of many of these chronic diseases.

Research shows that painful feet or foot deformity can significantly impact on a person’s ability to remain physically active. Our specialist podiatric surgeon, Dr Andrew Knox, diagnoses and treats foot and ankle problems via surgical and non-surgical methods. We see a range of different foot problems that limit physical activity including bunions, hammertoes, Morton’s neuroma, flat feet, plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendon issues. Dr Andrew Knox is experienced in treating foot problems in people of all ages, from those who enjoy a daily walk with the dog, right up to the professional athlete.

Based in Cottesloe, Perth, your consultation with Dr Andrew Knox will involve a detailed history, examination and evaluation of your current activity levels. Through a comprehensive treatment and management plan, patients are often quickly able to get back to their desired activity levels with less shoe-fitting problems, reduced pain during activity and quicker recovery from exercise due to improved lower-limb function.

If your feet are stopping you from keeping active or living the energetic lifestyle you want, book an appointment online here or call (08) 9383 3851.

Disclaimer: This blog is intended for general information purposes only. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.