[box]Medical Disclaimer: This page is for educational and informational purposes only and may not be construed as medical advice. The information is not intended to replace medical advice offered by physicians. Please visit your podiatrist for a thorough examination.[/box]
Is it necessary to see a podiatrist for athlete’s foot?
If you have tried the typical over the counter preparation, and there is still a problem, you should make an appointment with a podiatrist.
Is it normal to have sore feet after working on your feet all day?
The general answer is no. However, if you have recently started a new activity or job you may have temporary soreness that should gradually fade away over several days. If it does not improve you should see your podiatrist. Likewise, if you have been pain free and suddenly develop soreness by the end of the day, you should see your podiatrist.
What do I do for heel pain?
Use shoes with an arch support, try over the counter anti inflammatory drugs. If pain persists, make an appointment.
How do I treat an ingrown toenail?
Try soaking the toe and avoiding tight shoes for several days. If the pain persists or if there is an infection, call for an appointment. This is an easily treated problem in the office.
Do bunions always require surgery?
Not necessarily. For a painful bunion, first try using a wider shoe and consider using Aleve or Advil for the pain. If the pain persists, call for an appointment. X-rays taken in the office will help the doctor determine your best course of treatment.