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
  • Verruca
  • ‘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.