Podiatrist Christian states, "he has noted an increase in awareness on foot education, particularly among diabetics, but says that it is still scarce among the rest of the Maltese population. Everyone is aware of the importance of routine dental check-ups, but how many actually undergo foot check-ups? Yet complications related to the foot and lower limbs can be severe enough to lead to permanent disability.” Frequency of visits to a podiatrist depends on the condition(s) one is suffering from. Diabetics should at least have an annual review, irrespective of whether they are suffering from foot pain or not."
At Dr. Hardy's Toronto Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics we treat diabetes very seriously as it can be a life threatening condition. In my foot clinic we like to assess the patient at least every six months and also touch base with them that they are following our home-care instructions.
If you or a loved one requires honest, competent advice or quality foot care or orthotics, please do not hesitate to contact us at 416-465-8737.
Remember, we always treat our beloved patients like family!