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Visit a Podiatrist with Foot Problems

Visiting a podiatrist is important for anyone who is currently suffering from foot problems. Otherwise, pain today could become a serious problem tomorrow.

DO NOT TAKE THE FEET FOR GRANTED

The feet are something that most people take for granted. As long as their feet are not experiencing any pain, it is unlikely that most people will ever even think about their feet. Unfortunately, as people age, the likelihood of suffering a foot problem only increases. In many cases, this can restrict the person’s mobility and make it difficult to even continue with their current profession.

For example, people who stand on their feet all day may find that they are unable to keep up with the demands of their job due to increased discomfort. Simultaneously, those who enjoy being physically active may find that they are unable to continue playing sports, go for a run or even walk around without experiencing pain. To prevent these types of restrictions, it is important to carefully monitor foot health and visit a podiatrist at the first sign of a problem.

SIGNS IT IS TIME TO VISIT OUR CLINIC

We recommend visiting a podiatrist if any of the symptoms are present.

#1. SHARP AND SHOOTING PAIN

No one should experience sharp and shooting pain when they stand, put pressure on their feet or walk around. If this is happening it can be a sign of nerve damage that warrants an appointment with our clinic as quickly as possible.

#2. TINGLING SENSATIONS OR NUMBING IN THE FEET

Tingling sensations or numbing in the feet can be a sign of poor circulation or an underlying health problem. In either case, we will want to conduct an examination to determine the cause of the symptoms. Sometimes, tingling sensations can be due to poor circulation and can be treated through the use of wearing support stockings and even using some at-home devices.

In other scenarios, this is actually caused by more serious health problems like high blood pressure and needs to be addressed with a podiatrist and a general practitioner.

#3. SWELLING

When feet suddenly begin to swell for no apparent reason, there could be fluid retention and this could be a sign of an underlying heart problem. Also, other conditions can lead to swollen feet that can be treated in our office.

#4. SHARP STABBING PAINS

These pains in the feet could be caused by problems like bone spurs. These are calcium deposits that build up along the bones of the foot and sometimes on the heel. When a person puts pressure on them, this can lead to sharp pains. This is a condition that requires medical intervention and as a podiatrist, we are the correct physician to visit for care.

WE OFFER BOTH NON-INVASIVE AND SURGICAL TREATMENTS

Visiting a podiatrist does not mean that a person will need to have surgery or other invasive treatments. In some cases, we can help patients to feel better and to reach a maintenance stage through non-invasive and routine steps that can be taken at home. In more severe circumstances, we are a surgeon and capable of performing any procedures necessary to resolve the problem.

To determine what is causing problems with your feet, call our office and schedule an appointment to speak with the podiatrist today.

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