Foot and ankle surgery is a sub-speciality that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and surgery of disorders and diseases related to the foot and ankle.
No, you don’t have to be worried. A majority of them are benign or simple flat feet. 20% of the world’s population has flat feet.
No, usually it’s a self-limiting condition that gets better within 6 to 12 months. However, there are certain treatments that can be started early on so that it improves the outcome sooner.
Diabetics mostly have the risk of developing ulcers and because they develop meopathy over a long period, their feet can become insensitive. So, it isn’t advisable to walk barefoot since you won’t be aware of minor injuries that can become ulcers. Regular foot examinations are required.
A majority of ankle sprains will heal in a month. It’s advisable to see a physiotherapist who can diagnose it better and help with an effective outcome. A simple ankle sprain can recover within 1 to 2 weeks with enhanced physiotherapy. Complex or significant sprains may get stretched to 2 weeks and above and need both effective physiotherapy but also adequate rest.