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Foot Pain Is Serious: When to See a Podiatrist

Foot Pain Is Serious: When to See a Podiatrist

Foot pain is serious because it can indicate larger issues with your body. Our feet do hard work every day and they stay cooped up in shoes for most of the day. That reduces blood circulation, which can lead to dry skin, cracking, and more problems. So, it’s important to know when to see a podiatrist.

Foot Pain Is Serious: When to See a Podiatrist

Your feet might be natural workhorses but they aren’t designed to handle modern day life. Too many shoes are inexpensive, cheaply made, making them unsuitable for wearing. If you wear the wrong shoes or have a health condition, it can cause issues with your feet. Here are some signs you should see a foot doctor:

● Concentrated skin. Concentrated skin, known as corns and calluses, might be a serious issue. If you notice calluses or corns, it’s time to see a podiatrist.
● Foot discomfort. When you feel foot discomfort, particularly when it occurs regularly, you should take the time to see a foot doctor.
● Pain in the feet or heels. Pain the the feet or heels is an indication of poor blood circulation, as well as other issues.
● Ingrown toenails. Ingrown toenails are not only uncomfortable or downright painful, they can become recurring problems. If they do, you need to see a podiatrist.
● Fungus appears. Fungus is a sure sign there is something seriously awry and a podiatrist can help.
● Swelling and/or numbness. Any measure of swelling or numbness is concerning. If you experience one or both, it is time to go to a foot doctor.

Also, if you experience soreness in your toes, it’s a good idea to see a podiatrist. There are several ways to alleviate foot pain and an experience foot doctor can help you. For help with Hoston Podiatry contact us.