Many people suffer from foot and ankle pain as we use our feet daily. They believe that their foot pain will go away on its own without seeing a foot specialist, also known as a podiatrist.
If you are experiencing any of the below problems it might be the time to see a podiatrist:
- Thick callouses or corns
- Heel issues that aren’t going away
- An ingrown toenail at any stage
- A persistent fungal infection in the skin or nails
- Thickened nails
- ‘Flat’ feet
- Chronic pain in the foot
- Bunions that are causing discomfort
- Numbness and tingling
Podiatrists are also one of the essential professionals within diabetes care, from prevention to management of diabetes foot related problems. If you have diabetes you should visit a podiatrist at least annually for a risk assessment and education.