Shoe health and comfort is a very individual experience. This special claim is not required by Medicare, who lets physicians recognize on their own when a service is non-covered, unless the enrollee demands it. The problem with this demand is that this only delays one’s physician from getting paid for their care, sometimes for weeks to months, even though the patient will still have to pay cash in the end.
It is natural for your toenail to become discolored when it experiences trauma, such as when a heavy object falls on it. However, black, lined toenails that don’t lose their discoloration can be a sign of a simple fungal infection or a serious melanoma prognosis.
Many of these patients tell me how, in their youth, went out and bought the most fashionable pair of shoes they could afford as soon as they were able to (rejecting the ‘boring’ startrite shoes) and now bitterly regret it, particularly if they are suffering with bunions and other long-term foot problems caused by high heels and pointed shoes.
Considering the ripple effect foot problems can have on other parts of your body, common sense should tell us to wear comfortable shoes, but there is a chance, that a good number of people don’t realize this, resulting in 75 percent of adults experiencing foot pain or problematic conditions.
Foot care should be universally available to anyone who needs it as per the founding principals that the NHS was based on and it has been suggested by some that chiropody should be included into the 18 weeks target waiting list currently deployed for the other areas of the NHS.