The end of each year means a lot of things—the holiday season, a brand new year, and a reset on deductibles. This month could be the perfect time to check up on an often-neglected part of the body: your feet! Keep reading for more information.
Why You Should Schedule an Appointment with Your Podiatrist
Essentially, there are two main reasons you’d want to get a podiatry appointment in before the end of the year: either you’ve met your yearly deductible, or your insurance plan has a flexible spending account.
In the first scenario, a deductible is simply a minimum amount you have to spend before your insurance covers anything. Before meeting your deductible, you’re most likely paying out of pocket for medical expenses. If you’ve met this deductible, however, it’s time to take advantage of the lower cost! Medical exams or treatments you’ve been putting off should be a priority now.
If your insurance plan has a flexible spending account, it means a portion of each of your paychecks goes into that spending account. This can help reduce your taxable income, potentially saving you hundreds of dollars. However, these accounts typically don’t carry over from previous years—meaning it’s time to take advantage before time runs out!
Invest in Orthotics and Foot Care
Our feet allow us to do so many things in our daily lives. They allow us to walk, run, dance, exercise, and more. So, keeping them healthy for the long term is crucial to your overall quality of life. We’re not suggesting that you see every doctor possible for no real reason just because you met your yearly deductible. But, if you’ve been experiencing pain or discomfort in your feet, it’s time to take care of it!
Custom orthotics can make a world of difference in your day-to-day life. And if you’ve met your deductible, or your insurance plan has a flexible spending account, they would be a great investment. Most people use their feet every single day, after all!
In addition to orthotics, now’s a great time to address any pain you’ve been having. Whether it’s an ingrown toenail, bunions, or you think you might have plantar fasciitis, it’s time to take charge of your health and get back to doing the things you love.
Don’t Let Another Year Go By
It’s easy to put off non-emergency doctor’s appointments—but even mild discomfort can seriously impact our overall health and happiness. Now is the ideal time to address any problems you’ve been having, so you can go into the new year feeling fresh and new! Not to mention, now is the time when you’re most likely to save some money on appointments and treatments.
Ready to get your life back on track and your health in check? Get in touch with Foot Specialists of Birmingham today to schedule an appointment.