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Footcare: Why is keeping up with it important?

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It’s easy to forget about how much our feet do for us! Feet are responsible for keeping us balanced, standing upright, and walking. Taking care of your feet should be a priority, and that doesn’t just mean getting a pedicure every few months.

How do we keep our feet healthy? Seeing a podiatrist regularly is a great first step! What’s a podiatrist? Podiatrists are medical professionals trained to treat problems related to the feet or lower legs, as well as keep them healthy before they become an issue.

Preventative foot care

Making sure to take care of your feet before problems arise is the key to great foot health. Even if you aren’t having issues with your feet currently, routinely seeing a podiatrist is a good idea.

  • Taking care of your feet takes care of the rest of your body: When your feet are hurting or overexerted, you may be relying on other parts of your body to compensate for balance and mobility, such as your back and joints. Seeing a podiatrist regularly makes sure that any issues with your feet are taken care of before potentially injuring you!
  • Footcare and diabetes: Individuals who have diabetes are at a higher risk of developing foot conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, infection or ulcers. Making sure to see a doctor regularly about your feet will help them spot issues early.

Medicare and Podiatry

Does Medicare cover foot care? Medicare Part B will cover treatment related to diabetes as well as foot care under instances where treatment is medically necessary due to injury or disease. In these cases, you will pay 20% as well as your copay and Part B premiums. Some Medicare Advantage plans may offer additional coverage. Medicare does not cover routine foot care such as callus removal, trimming nails, or other hygienic services.

Because there is limited coverage regarding foot care, it is especially important to keep up with preventative care. Your podiatrist can help you avoid foot-related issues that you might deal with when neglecting your lower extremities.

Experiencing pain or discomfort in your feet isn’t something you have to live with. Our feet do so much for us. Shouldn’t we repay the favor? If you have questions about podiatrists in your area or want to discuss your Medicare plan options, call us today! Dial 1-800-991-4407 / TTY 711 (Mon - Thurs 8am - 11pm EST and Friday 8am - 9pm EST) to have your consultation with a licensed insurance agent.