When to see a Chiropodist
There are several signs and symptoms that may indicate it's time to see a chiropodist (also known as a podiatrist). Here are some examples:
Foot pain: If you experience persistent foot pain or discomfort, particularly if it's affecting your ability to walk or carry out your daily activities, it's important to see a chiropodist.
Ingrown toenails: If you have an ingrown toenail that is causing pain, swelling, or infection, a chiropodist can help to treat the condition and prevent it from recurring.
Foot or ankle injuries: If you have suffered a foot or ankle injury, such as a sprain, strain, or fracture, a chiropodist can help to assess the injury and provide treatment to promote healing.
Skin or nail conditions: If you have a skin or nail condition affecting your feet, such as a fungal infection, verruca, or corns and calluses, a chiropodist can provide treatment and advice on how to manage the condition.
Diabetes: If you have diabetes, you may be at risk of developing foot complications, such as nerve damage or poor circulation, that can lead to serious foot problems. Seeing a chiropodist for regular foot exams can help to prevent and detect any potential issues.
Overall, if you have any concerns or issues related to your feet or lower limbs, it's a good idea to see a chiropodist for assessment and treatment.