Signs You Should Visit a Podiatrist
Find out when professional podiatric care is necessary for tackling your issues.
Most people know that if they have a toothache that they should see their dentist or if they have an infection that they should visit their general practitioner, but not everyone understands when it’s time to visit a foot doctor. Wondering if you should schedule an appointment with our Carmel, Greenwood and Indianapolis, IN podiatrist, Dr. Jeffrey Agricola? Find out when to give us a call.
This is one of the most common reasons someone comes in for professional foot care. While more minor pain may not require medical attention (and can often be remedied with at-home care), if you are dealing with pain that gets worse with movement or activity, if pain is severe or if it doesn’t go away after five days of at-home treatment then you need to schedule an appointment with your Carmel, Greenwood and Indianapolis foot doctor.
Numbness or Tingling
These symptoms could be warning signs of neuropathy, a condition that occurs when there is damage to the peripheral nerves. Neuropathy can lead to a loss of sensation in the feet and this nerve disorder is a common complication of diabetes. Those with neuropathy are more likely to experience injuries or develop ulcers, so it’s important that if you are experiencing symptoms of neuropathy that you schedule an appointment right away.
While an instance of swelling shouldn’t be an immediate cause for concern, if you are dealing with swelling in the feet pretty regularly then this will need to be addressed right away. The swelling could be due to a variety of conditions such as tendonitis, a fracture or even diabetes.
If we’ve diagnosed you with a bunion this doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to undergo aggressive treatments or immediately consider surgery. In fact, bunion symptoms can often be managed with simple at-home treatment options and many people won’t even experience symptoms if they continue to care for their feet properly. Of course, if you are dealing with persistent or severe pain then it’s time you took a trip to our office to see if it’s time to correct the deformity.
Prestige Podiatry offers comprehensive foot care services throughout the Indianapolis, Carmel, and Greenwood, IN, areas. If you want to find out what we can do for you then call us today and schedule an appointment.