A podiatrist will help diagnose and treat a multitude of foot and ankle problems. Please contact our office if you experience any of the following:

  • Persistent pain in your feet or ankles
  • Changes in the nails or skin on your foot
  • Severe cracking, scaling, or peeling on the heel or foot
  • Blisters on your feet

If you show any of the following warning signs, you may have a bacterial infection:

  • Increased pain, swelling, redness, tenderness, or heat
  • Red streaks extending from the affected area
  • Discharge or pus from an area on the foot
  • Foot or ankle symptoms that do not improve after two weeks of treatment with a nonprescription product
  • Spreading of an infection from one area of the foot to another, such as under the nail bed, skin under the nail, the nail itself, or the surrounding skin
  • Thickening toenails that cause discomfort
  • Heel pain accompanied by a fever, redness (sometimes warmth), or numbness
  • Tingling in the heel; persistent heel pain without putting any weight or pressure on your heel
  • Pain that is not alleviated by ice or over-the-counter painkillers (such as aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen)
  • Diabetics with poor circulation who develop Athlete’s Foot