Sometimes in life, it’s really easy to know when you need professional help. If your car engine is producing smoke, you need to go to a mechanic. If you’re being sued, you need a lawyer. And if you have a medical issue, you need to see a doctor. Depending on the nature of the medical problem, the appropriate type of doctor very well might be a podiatrist (a doctor who specializes in treating problems in the lower limbs).
A major reason why you may need to see a podiatrist is the fact you have foot or ankle pain. Keep in mind that pain and discomfort is never normal. Pain is how your body tells you that something is wrong and needs to be addressed. If you have pain in a lower limb, you should make an appointment with one of our offices.
When you come to see one of our podiatrists, we will work to diagnose the problem and then create a treatment plan to resolve it for you!
Tying in with that, another big reason for seeing a podiatrist is the fact that many ailments are most-easily treated during their earliest stages. Left untreated, even minor issues can potentially escalate into larger complications. Podiatrists can help to resolve problems so that doesn’t happen.
In addition to internal injuries and conditions that cause pain, you should also see a podiatrist if you have a toenail condition or an issue with the skin on your lower limbs. We provide effective care for issues like fungal and ingrown toenails, plantar warts, and severe cases of cracked, dry heels.
If you are living with diabetes, you should visit a podiatrist – even if you are not experiencing any pain at present. This disease is often accompanied by various conditions that could become serious and it’s best to be proactive. We will help you establish a diabetic foot care plan that can help head off issues before they arise.
When you need expert diagnosis, care, and treatment for foot and ankle issues, Family Foot & Ankle Center is here to help. We provide expert podiatric services for the greater Cincinnati community and can be reached by calling (513) 728-4800. You can also request information by using our online form.