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Who Should See a Podiatrist?

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See a podiatrist for foot pain!When people apply for jobs, the open position usually has very specific requirements that need to be filled. A job may require in-depth computer and coding knowledge, or the ability to wire a house safely, or the skills to teach reading. Only certain people with those skills can—or should—apply. That’s not the case for seeing a podiatrist. There aren’t specific requirements you have to meet to have your feet checked and your pain managed. Seeing a podiatrist is for everyone!

Podiatrists are foot and ankle specialists, with training to handle a wide variety of lower limb problems and injuries. Whether it’s your toes or toenails, heels, arches, or ankles that are giving you trouble, a podiatrist can help. The range of issues a lower limb specialist is trained to treat is pretty significant, and there are no age restrictions for who they can help.

So absolutely anyone can see a podiatrist for foot and ankle issues that may be bothering them. As for who should see a podiatrist, that depends on your unique feet and needs.

In general, any time you notice something unusual about your lower limbs, like odd skin or nail changes, or you injure your foot somehow, or you’re living with pain that doesn’t seem to be improving, you should see a podiatrist. Unusual changes to skin or nails, unexplained swelling, and slow-healing sores can be signs of problems ranging from infections to systemic conditions like poor circulation. Injuries often need intervention to allow them to heal properly so you can go back to enjoying your favorite activities. Persistent discomfort like heel pain is a sign that something is wrong and the problem won’t go away on its own.

So whether you’re young or old, athletic or sedentary, have a specific problem or just interested in your foot health, don’t wait. Simply go see a podiatrist to take care of yourself. At Family Foot Care & Surgery, LLC we’re happy to help you take great care of your feet and figure out exactly what they need. Contact one of our Connecticut offices today for more information or to schedule your appointment: call (203) 876-7736 for our Milford office, or (203) 288-4055 for our Hamden location.

Dr. Sanjay V. Patel
Dr. Patel has over 20 years of experience in the field of podiatric medicine and podiatric surgery.
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