Many people know that a podiatrist is a specialist who cares for the feet. Not everyone knows when to see a podiatrist though. Podiatrists treat a broad range of conditions from warts to broken feet. When it comes to the foot and ankle they have seen a broad variety of issues and have treated them effectively. Their profession revolves around your foot health. Wondering if it’s time to make an appointment to see one? If you have any of the following symptoms, then it is time to head in.
Sudden pain that leads to deformity
If you have a hot painful, swollen foot you could be suffering from the sudden onset of Charcot disease. This is a disease that is closely linked to those who suffer from diabetes. If this condition is not treated promptly it can cause bones to break and heal in the wrong position creating a deformity of the foot. Suspicion of this condition warrants a trip to a podiatrist immediately.
Your foot doesn’t have much of an arch
If you notice that your arch disappears suddenly or is getting smaller or less defined it could be due to a rupture or weakening of the arch. If the tendon is not functioning correctly it can cause the entire foot to function poorly and receive greater injury. Getting treatment from a podiatrist early can prevent many complications down the road.
Where did that bump come from?
Have you noticed a bump on your foot suddenly? Is it getting larger, painful and swollen? This could be a sign that you may be suffering from a tumor on the foot. Tumors can be cancerous and should be looked at by a podiatrist immediately to be sure there is no serious underlying condition contributing to the growth.
Pain, Discomfort, or any other sudden change
If your foot suddenly begins to feel funny or you experience pain that wasn’t there before, it is important to see a podiatrist right away. If a problem is caught early enough it can be treated and cured. If a problem is left alone to fester, it can cause permanent immobilizing damage. Suffering from pain or noticed an abnormality? Call Syracuse Podiatry located in East Syracuse, New York. Dr. Ryan L. D’Amico, Dr. Payel Ghosh and their friendly staff will help you with all your podiatry needs. Call 315-446-3668 or make an appointment online today.