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WHEN TO SEE A PODIATRIST

People call a doctor of podiatry for help diagnosing and treating a wide array of foot and ankle problems.


Please contact our office if you experience one of the following:

  • Persistent pain in your feet or ankles.

  • Changes in the nails or skin on your foot.

  • Severe cracking, scaling, or peeling on the heel or foot.

  • Blisters on your feet.

There are signs of bacterial infection, including:

  • Increased pain, swelling, redness, tenderness, or heat.

  • Red streaks extending from the affected area.

  • Discharge or pus from an area on the foot.

  • Foot or ankle symptoms that do not improve after two weeks of treatment with a nonprescription product.

  • Spreading of an infection from one area of the foot to another, such as under the nail bed, skin under the nail, the nail itself, or the surrounding skin.

  • Thickening toenails that cause discomfort.

  • Heel pain accompanied by a fever, redness (sometimes warmth), or numbness.

  • Tingling in the heel; persistent heel pain without putting any weight or pressure on your heel

  • Pain that is not alleviated by ice or over-the-counter painkillers (such as aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen).

  • Diabetics with poor circulation who develop Athlete's Foot.

 

Phone (520) 746-0186

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