You should make a doctor's appointment after a foot injury if: you feel pain in your foot for most of the day and it's been a few weeks since your injury. You have swelling that isn't getting better two to five days after your injury. You feel tingling, numbness, or burning pain—especially in the bottom of your foot.
A podiatrist is a foot doctor. They are also called a doctor of podiatric medicine.
This kind of physician or surgeon treats the foot, ankle, and connecting parts of the leg. An older name for a podiatrist is chiropodist, which is sometimes still used.
A podiatrist is an expert on every part of the foot. See us if you have foot pain or injury. Even if you don’t have foot pain, it’s a good idea to get your feet checked. A podiatrist can safely remove hard skin on your feet and clip your toenails correctly. They can also tell you what kinds of shoes are best for your feet.
Here’s a sneak preview of what happens in our clinic.
Thanks to the team for helping! And to Alexes for pretending to be a patient for the day!