I’ve struggled with foot problems my entire life. It started when I was young and despite years of effort and foot rehabilitation, my foot problems have never really gotten better. Pretty much as soon as I could walk I was given childrens’ orthotics. In the Cheltenham area, there is a real emphasis on looking after your kids, specifically their physical and mental wellbeing. So it makes sense that when my parents noticed an issue with my feet, they took me straight to a podiatrist.
I’m lucky that they did because if they had neglected my feet, my foot issues would be a lot worse. Apparently, if I hadn’t gotten orthotics as a child my feet would have been unable to grow properly and I’d struggle to walk every day. Luckily now as an adult, my feet problems are a lot better than they could have been. I’m glad my parents were proactive with my feet issues, or I (literally) wouldn’t be standing here today.
The reason I’m making this post is to advocate for foot care and taking yourself or your kids to the podiatrist. It’s not hard and doesn’t take a long time, but it is fully worth it. Even if you feel like you don’t need to go to a podiatrist, if you notice that there’s something not quite right with your feet then look into foot care treatments. Near Cheltenham there are a lot of places you can go to get your hands on high-quality treatments, you just have to look out for them.
Looking after your feet is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Take it from me. If my parents hadn’t gotten on top of my foot problems early, then I’d be suffering well into my adult life. I’ll admit that I do still struggle, but it’s a lot better than it could have been.
Thanks, mum and dad. I love you guys.