When Should I Visit The Podiatrist?


 By Center for Podiatric Medicine
 July 14, 2015
 Category: Foot Health
 Tags: Podiatrist 

When is your foot pain best treated at home and when should you visit your podiatrist at The Center for Podiatric Medicine in River North? While no one wants to make an unnecessary trip to the doctor, you don't want to avoid seeking treatment for a foot problem that  could be potentially serious either. Here are three times when you will want to visit your podiatrist at The Center for Podiatric Medicine in River North to be safe.

1. You are at an Increased Risk for Serious Foot Complications

While foot and ankle injuries can rarely be predicted, there are times when you can know in advance that a foot or ankle problem is likely. If you have diabetes or if foot and ankle problems run in your family, visit your River North podiatrist before you have any troubles. Your podiatrist can assess your risk, and explain how you can best take care of your feet to minimize your chances of future problems.

2. You are Experiencing Chronic or Severe Foot Pain

If you are experiencing chronic or severe pain, you will certainly want a diagnosis and treatment plan. Don't try to live with chronic or severe pain and hope it gets better on its own. Not only is it unlikely to resolve itself, but you may just make your symptoms worse by waiting. Call The Center for Podiatric Medicine to get the help you need today.

3. You Have a Foot Specific Medical Condition

If you have a medical condition that is specific to your foot, it only makes sense to visit a River North podiatrist who specializes in this part of the body. Your podiatrist treats athlete's foot, bunions, plantar fasciitis, stress fractures, warts, heel pain and discolored or crumbling nails. While a general practitioner may be able to identify the problem, they'll send you straight off to The Center for Podiatric Medicine to have it accurately diagnosed and treated!

Your entire body depends on your feet to provide a firm and steady foundation and to be able to take you where you want to go. Make sure your feet are always up for the task by visiting your podiatrist at The Center for Podiatric Medicine in River North today.

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