When To Call a Doctor

People call a doctor of podiatry for help diagnosing and treating a wide array of foot and ankle problems. Please call one of our offices if you experience one of the following:

  • Persistent pain in your feet or ankles.
  • Painful or problematic toenails, including ingrown toenails.
  • Difficulty walking or running.
  • Any problematic foot deformity.
  • Changes in the nails or skin.
  • Numbness, tingling in the feet.
  • Any sign of infection, including redness, swelling, tenderness, fever/chills, warmth, or pus.

If you are a diabetic and have never seen a podiatrist, you should make an appointment so we can screen you for any foot problems and determine your risk of complications. Diabetes is the leading cause of lower extremity amputations. Diabetics are often not aware that they have a serious foot condition, in part due to gradual numbness in their feet. Diabetics should see a podiatrist regularly to decrease the risk of serious complications.