Got Foot Pain? There’s an App for That
Posted by Evan J. on Friday, January 20th, 2012
Did you know your smartphone can help you treat shin splints, figure out why your heel hurts, and understand the bone structure of your foot? It’s not going to replace the value of an experienced podiatrist to treat your problem, but your smartphone can help you speak the same language as your doctor. You could Google “foot pain” and try to sort through the 14.1 million hits. But with a smartphone app, you can have specialized information at your fingertips fast. Got foot pain? There’s an app for that.
The Android and iPhone app markets currently have over 1 million smartphone apps, and more are being created every day. And while games are among the most popular apps, a growing number of apps address health and fitness. At last count, an estimated 7,000 health and fitness apps were on the market to help you exercise more, diet, and learn to take better care of yourself. And among those, are apps to take care of your feet.
When you are informed and well-educated about your condition, the treatment and recovery process is that much more successful. Using a smartphone app is one way you can assess your condition and understand your treatment options better. You’ll be better prepared to talk to the doctor when the time comes. An app to help you manage your foot pain can also be helpful once you’ve left the doctor’s office to remind you what you need to do to get well.
Foot Care Diabetes Education
If you have diabetes, you’re at an increased risk for foot problems. Blood flow, swelling, and circulation can lead to serious complications. This app is used in hospitals across the U.S. to help patients with diabetes understand their condition and protect their feet from problems.
Developers created this app with the help of a member of the American Board of Podiatric Surgery. This app contains a vast resource of medical information, foot facts, educational videos, anatomy photos, and podiatry reference websites.
If you have any foot problems or pain, contact The Center for Podiatric Care and Sports Medicine. Dr. Josef J. Geldwert, Dr. Katherine Lai, Dr. Ryan Minara and Dr. Mariola Rivera have helped thousands of people get back on their feet. Unfortunately, we cannot give diagnoses or treatment advice online. Please make an appointment to see us if you live in the NY metropolitan area or seek out a podiatrist in your area.