What To Look For In A Good Podiatrist

Foot care is just as important as any of the rest of it. When it comes to health, unfortunately our feet in particular tend to get left out. However, thanks to recent attention drawn towards this issue, people are becoming more and more aware about the matter. In fact, foot health is of utmost importance, which is why the field of podiatry needs to be understood and studied. Here are a few tips that will come in handy when hunting for, deciding on and recommending a podiatrist.

 PERSONALISED TREATMENT

 Honestly, it is like offering flue medication to everyone who comes by with a fever for instance. You simply cannot hope to rectify the problem with a podiatrist who hands-out treatment options that are pretty much the same for everyone. For instance, if he/ she recommends surgery for everything from treating a bunion to athlete’s foot, then clearly there is something wrong somewhere. Surgery is only meant to be for absolute worst case scenarios. They should ideally walk you through other options first. For further information about bunion treatment please click here.

 CERTIFICATION

 The last thing you want is someone who is not a certified podiatrist masquerading as one. Believe it or not, there are plenty of people who successfully scam victims by doing so. To avoid falling into this trap, make sure you conduct a background check on their certification and licensing. Credentials and education are also equally important. Sure enough being well-trained and qualified are necessary, but are they authorised to practice? They should also be a member of an accredited association.

LISTENING

 If there is one thing people seem to be complaining about today when it comes to medical care, it is the fact that doctors just seem to breeze through the appointment. The patient is then left feeling as though they were not heard at all, and therefore beginning to doubt the treatment they were prescribed. Whether you are there for heel spur treatment in Singapore or are looking for advice on footwear, a good podiatrist and any good doctor for that matter first and foremost listens to their patients. How else can they offer the right treatment procedures?

 TESTIMONIALS

 Self-praise is very common, and often not a reliable determinant of quality and effectiveness, which is why you need to scour the web for testimonials. If you have shortlisted a few options, it is time to narrow them down even further. Of course this can be confusing, which is why looking up client testimonials can very useful. Look up reviews of what other patients have to say. What was the service like? Was the doctor any good? Look at every aspect and weigh out the positives with the negatives to make an informed decision.

Tips On How To Deal With Frizzy Hair

Now more than ever before, haircare is a big deal for most of us. Partially, it’s the good marketing tactics presented so well, and partially, it’s because of all the damage we seem to do to it. Sleek and shiny hair has always been “in”; but not everyone is willing to change their tresses into something that it isn’t. If you have frizzy hair that you have no intention of beating into submission, you will have to learn how to deal with it. And as experts on frizzy locks, here’s what we have to offer to you…!

  • Keep your hair healthy from the inside – if your tresses are frizzy and out of control due to over dryness, chances are that the foods you consume and your body’s dehydration are causing it. Affordable healthcare vitamins in Singapore can be of use here, as well as learning to consume plenty of water.
  • Find the routine that works best for you – and here, we mean the hair wash routine, as well as the drying. Use haircare products that aims for controlling frizz. Products that include olive oil and castor oil work really well here. Sometimes, using such products in a particular order can work better. For example; oiling the hair, shampooing it, and then conditioning it works for some; and for others, using leave-on conditioners help better.
  • Pay attention to what comes close to your hair – be that it’s your pillow, your towels or your scarfs, make sure that it’s of materials that doesn’t aggravate the frizz. Silk pillow cases are great to avoid overnight frizz and drying out your tresses. Using an old t-shirt instead of the usual towels can also reduce the after wash frizz. If you’re of a habit to cover your hair, regardless to whether it’s protecting against the sun or the dust, make sure to use materials that wont aggravate your locks.
  • Find a style that is the least hassling – if dealing with frizzy hair is truly too hard for you, then experiment and find a style that doesn’t require a lot of fussing around. For some, short hair is easier to handle, while for other, pulling in back and out of the way is less hassling. Depending on what kind of work you do, and your general climate, this may vary.
  • Oiling, massaging and masks – frizzy locks can benefit greatly through oiling, scalp massaging and using hair masks. There are certain masks developed exclusively for this. If not available locally, you can try following online tutorials and DIYing them; or even purchasing them online.