Consult your podiatrist if you start to develop pain when walking, or consider a visit before embarking on your new walking programme.
The main role of the podiatrist is to help you; to maintain normal mobility and function in the feet and lower limbs.
Podiatrists provide the basis for the ideal walking style and posture and identify any conditions that may require further referral and management.
They also relieve pain; treat infections as well as treating skin, nail, soft tissue and connective tissue problems.
This is achieved in conjunction with other members of a multi-disciplinary health care team. Podiatrists can also give expert advice on footwear, so it is a good idea to take your walking shoes with you when you go to see your podiatrist
As well as Podiatry services offered at the Basildon and Romford surgeries you are able to come in and have a foot scan and be professionally fitted for shoes that feel good as well as look good.
There is a wide range of shoes trainers, sandals, slippers and sports flops for you to try.
Our Foot wear consultants will advise and fit you out to your individual needs.
We believe that if you are comfortable and pain free in your shoes then you are more likely to keep on walking.