INDIANAPOLIS, IN, June 05, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/
-- From daily runs around our neighborhood to standing all day at work, we put our feet through a lot. In fact, until we're in pain, we often forget about or neglect the health of our feet. However, once pain and discomfort sets in it can make it near impossible to even get around the house let alone run errands or workout. Don't let pain or an injury keep you from living your life. Instead, make sure that you see a foot doctor at the first sign of an issue.
"You wouldn't believe how many people wait until the last minute to take care of a foot problem," says Dr. Yong Chae, Indianapolis podiatrist. "We strive for our patients to pro-actively take care of their feet so that they aren't dealing with more serious, long-term problems."
So then when is it necessary to pick up your phone and make an appointment with your Indianapolis foot doctor? "If a patient is noticing persistent pain, blisters, any changes to the skin or nails, or severe cracking or peeling we recommend that they make an appointment immediately," says Dr. Chae. "Some of these things can be signs of a bacterial infection, which needs to be treated right away so it doesn't get worse. If you're unsure whether to come in, we always tell our patients to call our office with any questions or concerns. It's better to be safe rather than sorry."
Seeing your Indianapolis podiatrist regularly is especially important for those with chronic issues like bunions and diabetes. "For those with diabetes, it's imperative that they see their foot doctor if there are any concerns. Even the smallest blister can cause a lot of damage to someone with this condition. Again, in most cases, if there is a concern or worry, it's best just to come into the office and get it treated right away," says Dr. Chae. "We also talk to our patients and educate them on their foot health and proper prevention techniques they can take so that they can have healthy feet."
If you consider yourself an avid athlete, then it's essential to have a foot doctor you can trust. No one wants an injury that keeps him from working out. "We have a lot of athletes come through our office with a ton of different issues," says Dr. Chae. "Most of these conditions are entirely preventable with the proper personal care. We always recommend that patients choose the proper footwear that can hold up to their level of exercise, especially if they are involved in something high impact."
It's pretty obvious that prevention is the name of the game when it comes to the health of your feet. "If you're in pain or notice any changes, contact us immediately. You can't be too cautious when it comes to your health," says Dr. Chae, Indianapolis podiatrist. "If you're good to your feet, they will be good to you."
If you're noticing skin changes or foot pain, don't wait any longer to see a doctor and contact us at Active Podiatry.
About Dr. Chae:
Yong Chae, DPM, earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1992 and his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) degree from the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in 1996. In addition to his DPM degree, he also completed two years of residency training in Chicago. Dr. Chae is certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a member of the Indiana and American Podiatric Medical Associations as well as a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Dr. Yong Chae
6820 Parkdale Place, Suite 209
Indianapolis, IN 46254
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