When To See a Podiatrist

Most people have a habit of waiting until they’re suffering before they ask their podiatrist for help. Some things like occasional soreness after a long day of walking around or swelling after a 10k run are bound to happen. But sometimes what seems like a minor ache can turn into serious pain and long-term damage if we hold off on seeing a professional. That’s why we always recommend that our patients give us a call at the first sign of trouble! We’ve listed some of the top signs you need to schedule an appointment with your foot doctor.

Sprain or Fracture Symptoms

Is your foot or ankle swollen, painful, bruised, and hard to move? Chances are it’s a sprain or fracture. Because of the seriousness of both conditions, it’s especially important to call your podiatrist as soon as you can. This way you can get treated sooner! Letting an injury fester for too long can cause even more damage.

Recurring Fungal Infections

Athlete’s foot is one of the most common infections out there, but unfortunately, it can be difficult to treat sometimes. If you frequently use public pools, public gyms, or locker rooms, you’re more subjected to not only Athlete’s foot but other fungal infections. This makes it easier to catch them over and over again. Your foot doctor can thoroughly treat your infection and give you some tips on how to prevent further infections!

Uncomfortable Corns and Calluses

Sometimes corns and calluses aren’t too severe and therefore don’t need much treatment. But what happens when they become thick and painful, making it more difficult to walk and slip-on shoes? Call your podiatrist and ask them to help. They can help alleviate your pain and get rid of your corns and calluses!

Dr. Ryan L. D’Amico, Dr. Donal M. Erickson, Dr. Keith Sherman, Dr. Anne-Louise Smith, Dr. Justin Muser, and the rest of the staff at Syracuse Podiatry in East Syracuse, New York, can help treat and care for your feet. Call us at 315-446-3668 or make an appointment online to get help today.

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