21 Dec When is it Time to Visit a Foot and Ankle Surgeon
Many people suffer from a foot or ankle problem at least once in their lives. Sometimes the problem may be obvious but not always. Many symptoms need a podiatrist’s attention to prevent the underlying condition from becoming worse.
Here are some common reasons to see a foot and ankle surgeon:
- An injury, such as a sprain or broken bone
- A condition, such as diabetes, that can affect the feet
- Heel pain
- Any painful condition of the foot, ankle or lower leg
- Changes in how your foot or ankle appears
- An abnormal growth in your foot
The above may be signs of foot and ankle conditions that can be treated by surgeons treat all symptoms and conditions affecting the foot and ankle, such as:
- plantar fasciitis,
- sports injuries,
- broken bones,
- problems due to diabetes,
- toenail ingrowth,
- hammertoes, and much more.
Is foot or ankle pain normal?
No, any pain or discomfort in your feet or ankle is not normal. It is often a sign that there is an underlying condition that should be diagnosed and treated by a foot specialist or podiatrist.
Will a foot and ankle surgeon always use surgery to treat my problem?
That is not true. Your foot and ankle surgeon would first utilize conservative treatment methods to treat your injury or foot/ankle condition. Surgery is recommended only if non-invasive treatments do not relieve your problem.
To learn more about ankle injuries treatment or to consult an experienced podiatrist in Phoenix, Arizona, call Oasis Foot and Ankle Clinic at 602-993-2700 Now.