Having the Same Problem Over and Over?

It’s Groundhog Day and you know what that means…

It’s Groundhog Day and you know what that means…

It’s Groundhog Day and you know what that means…

 

Whoops, did I just repeat myself? While our furry friend is technically supposed to predict whether we will see an early spring or have six more weeks of winter, Groundhog Day is also famous for the 1993 film starring Bill Murray. If you haven’t seen it, the premise is simple; a man wakes up on Groundhog Day, goes through the day, and when he wakes up the next morning he finds that it is Groundhog Day once again. This keeps happening over and over until he can figure out a way to break the cycle.

While the movie is a feel good comedy about breaking the routine of our lives, it doesn’t feel so good when you wake up to the same foot problem over and over again. There are countless foot conditions that can turn to chronic problems. I’m not going to list them all, but it’s pretty safe to assume that if you are having a problem with your feet, it’s likely to reoccur if left untreated, treated improperly, or if after care instructions are not followed.

Do you see the same blister forming in the same place every time you wear a particular shoe? Maybe it’s time to break the cycle and throw away those shoes. How about feeling the same pain in your toenails each time you clip them due to an ingrown nail? Without proper treatment, no amount of cutting or shaping will stop an ingrown toenail from becoming ingrown again. And on and on it goes.

Make it a priority this year to live a life free from recurring foot problems. No matter what the issue is, if it happens more than once, you need treatment! Don’t delay!

If minor foot issues are left untreated, they can begin to occur over and over again and if the problem becomes a chronic one, it can drastically increase the amount of treatment needed, the length of your healing time, and the price of your care. Catching a problem the first few times it happens can save us from waking up each day feeling like we are reliving the same issue over and over. The FAAWC is here to help. There are no silly questions and there is no issue too minor to treat. Your feet are the foundation for a healthy and active life. Treat them well or your problems could come back to haunt you.

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