There is a multitude of reasons to see a podiatrist. Here are 4 common conditions that might require podiatric intervention:
- You have diabetes.
From ingrown toenails to neuroarthropathy, diabetics have many issues that are frequently masked by neuropathy. Routine evaluation by a podiatrist can help catch these issues before they become limb or life threatening.
- You have sprained or injured your ankle.
Ankle pain can have many causes, from inappropriate shoes to ligament issues. There are many treatment options once the underlying cause is determined. Most ankle sprains are self-limiting; however, lack of treatment can have lasting negative consequences to the patient.
- Pain is preventing you from living an active, healthy lifestyle.
Foot pain can limit an active lifestyle and pain that is consistent for more than a week without improvement should be evaluated.
- You suffer from heel pain.
Heel pain is one of the most common complaints we see. Most issues can be fixed with proper patient education. However, occasionally there may be underlying issues which require more treatment or possibly surgery.
If you deal with one of these conditions, or any others that you are concerned about, call our reception at (07) 3823 5423 to book an appointment with one of our podiatrists.