When To See a Podiatrist

When To See a Podiatrist

Podiatrists are medical specialists who help with problems that affect your feet or lower legs. They can treat injuries as well as complications from ongoing health issues like diabetes. You can visit your podiatrist Dr. Rose Sotolongo at our location in Ridgeland, MS.

When To See a Podiatrist in Ridgeland, MS?

Your feet and ankles can suffer from wear and tear from your daily activities. You may also suffer from an ailment that causes foot pain. Even if your feet feel great, you should visit your podiatrist once a year for a checkup to avoid any issues.

You may not consider your ankle pain a foot issue, but your podiatrist does. If you’re experiencing persistent ankle pain, you should make an appointment with your foot professional, as this may be a sign of arthritis. Persistent ankle pain may also point to rheumatoid arthritis, an inflammatory autoimmune disease that attacks healthy joint tissue.

We all occasionally experience the uncomfortable pins and needles sensation that occurs when we sit cross-legged for too long. Sometimes it can be the result of poor circulation, and you might need some tips on how to improve circulation in your feet. If you’re experiencing persistent numbness or trouble feeling sensations in your feet on a regular basis, the issue may be more serious. Persistent numbness could be a sign of a thyroid disorder, rheumatoid arthritis, or nerve entrapment at the spinal cord.

It is advised that diabetics get their feet routinely checked by a podiatrist to identify any risk factors such as poor circulation, neuropathy, footwear, skin conditions, and nail care that could lead to possible infection of the foot.

If you suspect that you might have fractured your foot or ankle, a podiatrist is going to be the best doctor to diagnose and treat the injury.

If you are experiencing pain, discomfort, or any other changes in your feet that are affecting your daily life, your podiatrist serving the Ridgeland, Jackson and Madison, MS, communities can help. Call (601) 206-9101 to book your appointment with Dr. Sotolongo today.

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