A podiatrist is an expert at diagnosis and treatment of foot, ankle, and toe conditions. A podiatrist can help you enjoy healthy feet, so you can stay active. Visiting your podiatrist regularly is important, not just for your feet. The truth is, visiting a podiatrist can help keep your body healthy too.
So, when should you see a podiatrist? You should visit a podiatrist if you:
You should also see a podiatrist if you have a chronic disease or illness affecting your feet, ankles, or toes. Let’s look at some of the common chronic diseases and the problems they can cause:
You should also see your podiatrist if you are experiencing common foot, ankle, and toe conditions like these:
When you see a podiatrist, the podiatrist may recommend laboratory testing to determine whether an underlying medical condition is causing your foot, ankle, or toe issue. Imaging studies may also be recommended to assess whether you have damage to ligaments, tendons, bones, or other structures.
Your podiatrist offers many treatment options to help you get relief, so you can resume your daily activities. Depending on your foot, ankle, or toe condition, your podiatrist may recommend:
To find out more about when to visit a podiatrist and how podiatry services can help you, talk with our podiatrist today.