Care and treatment of feet, nails and skinPodology

The podology not only takes care of the feet, but also timely identifies changes in the skin and nails that require medical attention. He is, so to speak, an intermediary between the patient and the doctor and often works closely with orthopedic shoemakers and physiotherapists, dermatologists, diabetologists, physiatrists and orthopedists.

Why is it

As a branch of medicine, it focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of foot diseases, studies the foot and cares for the bones, muscles, joints, skin and nails of healthy and diseased feet.

When use

Use of podology in cases where you suffer from diabetic foot syndrome, rheumatic diseases, circulatory disorders, ingrown and fungal nails, etc.
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From our practice Special groups of people for whom podology is appropriate

For some groups of people, foot care at a podiatrist is appropriate. These include, for example:

  • Diabetics: They are at risk for diabetic foot syndrome. Constantly high blood sugar causes nerve damage and circulatory disorders, the skin is dry and cracked and prone to wounds and injuries.
  • Patients with rheumatic diseases and circulatory disorders (for example, venous diseases) and various cases of problems:
  • excessive keratinization of the skin
  • ingrown or deformed toenails
  • warts
  • corns
  • nail fungus
  • athletic foot

Many women and more and more men regularly treat themselves to foot care in a beauty salon. Less well known is the profession of podologist, which cares not only for beauty but above all for the health of the feet. This happens in medical foot care, also called MEDICAL FOOT CARE.

An interesting study in Germany on the subject of podology How can we help ourself?

Groomed feet are not only important for women and the elderly. Recently, the importance of foot care has increased significantly in all age groups as well as in men. This was the result of GEHWOL’s foot care trends, a representative online survey by the Ipsos Institute for Market Research among 1,073 women and men in Germany aged 16 and over. Meanwhile, satisfaction with their own feet remains at a high level. In foot care, this means that the emphasis is no longer only on solving problems, but also on preventing them. And the Germans are now happy to take it into their own hands.

Those who are dissatisfied with their feet or complain more often about foot problems tend to appreciate proper care more. However, GEHWOL Foot Care Trends 2020 show: motivation for foot care no longer depends solely on (dissatisfaction). While three-quarters of Germans are happy with their own feet, as in previous GEHWOL 2018 foot care trends, the importance of foot care has generally increased significantly. 70 percent rate foot care as important or very important. That’s not just 17 percent more than the year before. Since the start of the survey in 2014, a new maximum has actually been reached. There is an obvious change in consciousness here.

Positive trend: maintaining foot health

It is no longer just about eliminating foot problems, but also about preventing them. Healthy feet are in vogue – 92 percent of Germans would like to have them, and the topic has long since reached younger people and men as well. To this end, clients are increasingly taking advantage of professional help: four years ago, only eleven percent of Germans went to pedicures regularly, now that number is 24 percent. More than half of Germans take care of their feet exclusively on their own – this is true for foot care enthusiasts. , but it is also interesting for those who think that foot care is less important. The latter are generally characterized by the fact that they have almost no foot problems.