Frequently Asked Question
Common Foot & Ankle Health Concerns | When to Call A Doctor
People call a Podiatrist for help diagnosing and treating a wide array of foot and ankle problems. Please contact our office if you experience one of the following:
What could be causing persistent pain in my feet or ankles?
Standing on your feet for long periods of time can cause stress and pain in your feet. Your whole body may experience change in terms of posture, back pain, bunions, callouses and or plantar warts. There are ways to avoid these conditions with proper foot care, smart choices, and correct posture.
Should I be concerned with changes in the nails or skin on my feet?
Nails can reveal important clues to your overall health. A touch of white here, a rosy tinge there, or some rippling or bumps may be a sign of disease in the body. Problems in the liver, lungs, and heart can show up in your nails.
Why do I have severe cracking, scaling, and peeling on my heel and foot?
Thick, dry, scaly skin and cracks can be more likely as you get older. Athlete’s foot, psoriasis, eczema, thyroid disease, diabetes, and some other skin conditions can cause cracked heels.
Are blisters on my feet a sign of diabetes?
In some cases, people with diabetes can see blisters suddenly appear on their feet. You may see a large blister, a group of blisters, or both. The blisters tend to form on the hands, feet, legs, or forearms and look like the blisters that appear after a serious burn.