What Symptoms Does a Podiatrist Treat?

Our feet carry the weight of everything we do, lift, and carry. This can lead to a number of issues for a variety of reasons. Our jobs, shoes and even our posture has an impact on how much our feet can tolerate. Some things can be fixed from home, while others may require a doctor’s visit. Our skilled team at New England Foot & Ankle Specialists, in Reading, MA, would like to help you know what symptoms a podiatrist can treat.

Common Foot Issues

Given everything that our feet experience, it can be easy for them to develop issues over time. 

Sore Feet

Sore feet are usually caused by being on them for extended periods of time, often exacerbated by carrying weights or standing on hard surfaces. 

If you are required to stand for work, be sure to wear the most supportive shoes possible. Inserts are available that can be tailored to your foot type. Be sure to alternate your weight between your feet rather than leave the full weight on both at all times.

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails can happen when toenails are neglected, shoes are too tight, and/or toenails are cut too short. 

When this happens, wear loose shoes to allow for the nail to grow. 

Severe cases may lead to infection. If this occurs, it is time to see the foot doctor.

Joint Pain

Though it could be a temporary condition caused by a mild incident, joint pain could be a symptom of something serious, such as wear and tear or arthritis.

Diabetes Diagnosis

Diabetes has a major impact on the feet. It can attack the nerves, leading to reduced sensation and blood flow (often called neuropathy). It is important to immediately take action to prevent this kind of damage from occurring rather than treating it later.

If you are in the Reading, MA, area and have questions about the well-being of your feet, contact the New England Foot & Ankle at (781) 944-4044 to schedule a consultation with our podiatrists and begin your path to feeling better today.

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New England Foot & Ankle Specialist

255 Main Street

Nashua, N.H. 03060 United States