Many things can go wrong with our hands and feet.
Injuries and accidents are often obvious, with symptoms resulting from our actions or events we are aware of. Common signs that an injury or accident has occurred to our hands or feet include:
Some of these can be symptoms of more severe problems, like nerve damage, ligament damage or broken bones. If you suspect any of these has resulted from your injury, you should seek immediate medical care.
It's also important to note that you can prevent many injuries and accidents. By taking proactive safety measures and being cautious of our actions, we can help avoid injuries and accidents from happening.
Diseases and infections can be more challenging to pick up as they are not likely to appear instantaneously in response to a known action or event, unlike an injury. Common signs that a disease or infection may be present in your hands or feet include:
You might be surprised by the wide range of conditions Bettr can take care of for you.
As long as it’s not a medical emergency, our doctors can help you with a wide range of health issues and healthcare services in the comfort of your home. For example, during a consultation, our doctors can help diagnose your issue, prescribe medication to treat acute (right now) symptoms and suggest lifestyle changes for long-term prevention where relevant.
Hand and foot issues we can help treat through Bettr include the following:
Many other conditions not on this list will also be fine for online support. However, if your doctor thinks you need a face-to-face consultation for further treatment, they will discuss this with you to arrange the best next steps.
If you or a family member are experiencing issues with your hands or feet, like the above, you can book an appointment with our doctors, who can often treat your condition online.
We offer same-day appointments and online prescriptions. There’s no app to download, no need to change GP and no registration; just immediate healthcare wherever you are. And if you have injured your hands or feet by accident, we also offer ACC and injury care — should you need a medical certificate, we can do that too.
Following your online consult, should you need to see a doctor face to face to treat your hand or foot issue, we can make it easy by referring you to one of our nearly 50 GP and medical clinics from Whangārei to Christchurch.