Knowing when to see a podiatrist can help you manage or avoid serious pain and keep your lower limbs healthy. Foot pain isn’t normal, and it isn’t something you should live with constantly. In many cases, painful feet won’t improve without intervention or treatment.
If you have lower limb pain that lasts for more than a few days and doesn’t get better with at-home care, you should see a podiatrist. If you notice a change in your skin or your nails, whether it’s the color, temperature, or some other issue, see a podiatrist. If you’ve injured your foot being active or playing sports, or you have a condition like diabetes that affects foot health, or you’re just interested in maintaining healthy lower limbs, don’t wait—see a podiatrist!
Ultimately, a podiatrist helps when any issue involving your feet or ankles comes up. The problem could be small or serious, from toenail troubles to fractures. Mitchell Wachtel, DPM and his team are happy to help you with all your lower limb needs. Contact our offices in North Andover, Lowell, or Haverhill, MA, for more information about when to seek care, or to make an appointment. You can reach us by calling (978) 794-8406.