Foot Care Is a Great Choice for End-of-Year Health Spending
Foot care is extremely important for your long-term physical and mental health, since painful feet can easily keep you from exercising and enjoying life in the ways you want to.
Now, we certainly understand that, deductible met or not, nobody wants to go see a doctor unless they have a reason to do so. We’re not encouraging “frivolous” spending.
However, making some time for your foot and ankle care now, when you have the opportunity to do so, can pay off in huge ways down the line—saving you a lot of hassle (and money) in the years to come.
Here’s a good example:
If foot pain has been an on-and-off problem for you for a long time, getting a good pair of custom orthotics can often make a huge difference. The right set will not only help you deal with any current symptoms you might be experiencing, but also dramatically reduce your risk of subsequent injuries, as well as recurring foot, leg, knee, hip, and even back pain. Plus, a well-built pair of custom orthotics may last 3-5 years on average, or sometimes even longer!
Another example? If you’ve just started noticing the early warning signs of a bunion, hammertoe, or other foot deformity, you are much better off addressing it sooner than later. These conditions generally only get worse with time, and if you wait another year to take action, you may lose your window of opportunity to manage your deformity successfully without a need for surgery.
These are just a couple of quick examples, but there are many more.
Don’t Wait to Get the Care You Need!
When it comes to most foot and ankle concerns, we always recommend seeing us sooner rather than later. The earlier you act to intercept injuries, deformities, and other conditions, the less pain you have to go through—and the more likely you’ll be able to avoid more aggressive treatment options (including surgery.)
In other words, there are both health and financial incentives to being proactive. And if you have a deadline coming up to take advantage of meeting your deductible or using your FSA funds, that’s even truer!
So don’t wait any longer to get the care you need! Our schedule for the end of the year is filling up, so reach out today. You can call our office at (254) 776-6995, or request an appointment online