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When Should I See A Podiatrist?

Your feet can support up to 7 times our body weight at any given time, therefore, it is no surprise that our feet are prone to injury with just a regular day of activities. About 75% of people, at some point in their lives, will experience foot or ankle problems that will require specialized attention. But despite the pain we endure, many of us don't seek the proper attention for relief. 

You should call your podiatrist if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • You have changes of the skin or nails anywhere on the foot or ankle.
  • You experience scaling, blistering, cracking of your feet.
  • You have persistent pain in your feet or ankle(s).
  • Toenails begin to irritate or increase in size causing discomfort.
  • Heel pain that is persistent even if at night it tends to go away.
  • Painful joints in the foot or ankle.
  • You have Diabetes or have been diagnosed with a disease associated with poor circulation.
  • Athlete's foot or any itching in your lower extremity.
  • Numbness and tingling anywhere in your toes or feet.
  • Any noticeable signs of infection including any signs of pus, have any symptoms that aren't improving over a couple days, increasing redness or infection, or persistent warmth to a specific area of the foot or ankle.

 

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