When should I see a podiatrist about my foot pain?

We typically do not pay much attention to our feet until there is a problem. Because feet are so foundational in getting us through our daily activities, pain can be frustrating, even debilitating, and impact a person’s quality of life.

If you have started to experience foot pain and it is mild in nature, it is a good idea to try some self-care measures to alleviate your symptoms. Some conditions can be helped with rest, icing and changing footwear. Anytime that foot pain persists for several days or worsens despite home treatment methods, we encourage you to contact Dr. Danciger for diagnosis. There are many conditions that are progressive in nature and without proper treatment will only worsen, possibly becoming chronic problems that could leave you at risk for further injury. We encourage you to contact our office if you experience any of the following:

  • Changes to the skin on your feet or toenails
  • Cracking or peeling skin on your feet
  • Continual pain
  • Redness, swelling or discharge from an area on the foot
  • Wounds that are not healing
  • Symptoms that are spreading
  • Continued numbness and tingling  
  • Any symptom or injury if you have diabetes

Early treatment is the key with most foot and ankle conditions and injuries. Please don’t hesitate to contact our office with any questions or concerns about your foot health or if you have a symptom listed above. Call our office at (760) 568-0108 to make an appointment.

Dr. Harvey Danciger
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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle