Q What signs and symptoms indicate a visit to a podiatrist is necessary?
In general, foot pain is not normal. Aging and normal wear and tear can cause some aches and pains but consistent pain and sudden symptoms should never be ignored. There are many conservative treatment options that can effectively alleviate pain and small problems that are ignored can turn into serious situations.
Dr. Harvey Danciger, a foot and ankle specialist in Coachella Valley, encourages his patients to be aware of the following signs and symptoms on their feet:
- Changes in temperature or color
- Any growth on the foot, big or small
- Cracks or cuts in your skin
- Scaling or peeling in between toes or on the soles of your feet
- Thick or discolored nails
Following simple foot care guidelines can often avoid these problems but injuries happen, toenails can become ingrown or fungal infections can develop. You don’t have to live with foot pain and if you have secondary conditions such as diabetes, keeping feet healthy needs to be top priority. See Dr. Danciger to diagnose your symptoms and treat your conditions appropriately. To schedule an appointment at our Palm Desert, CA office, call (760) 568-0108.