5 Signs That It’s Time to See a Foot Doctor

By Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC/Ringwood/Flushing
September 01, 2017
Category: Foot Care

“I’m too busy.” 

“It’s just an off week.”

“My foot doesn’t really feel that bad.”

“Maybe if I wait, the pain will simply go away.”


There’s no limit to the excuses we make for avoiding our visits to the podiatrist. After all, a diagnosis feels like a confirmation that something is wrong with our feet, and we want so badly for everything to just be okay! Unfortunately, these excuses may prevent us from receiving treatment during the critical early stages of a foot condition, and may ultimately make the problem much worse. 


Here are 5 signs that it’s time to stop making excuses and start seeing a foot doctor


1.You’re experiencing persistent pain in your feet, heels, or ankles.

Occasional foot tenderness is not a huge cause for concern; however, if you’re experiencing frequent swelling, pain, or numbness, the root cause probably needs to be treated by a trained podiatrist. Your pain may originate from tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, a sprain, diabetic nerve damage, or any number of other conditions that require professional care.


2. You’ve noticed significant changes in your nails or the skin of your foot.

If you see changes in your nails or skin, you may be observing the symptoms of a bacterial or fungal infection (such as Athlete’s Foot) or the beginning developments of bunions or hammertoes


3.Part of your foot is swollen, red, and feels hot to the touch.

These are telltale signs that this area of your foot is infected.


4. An infection has spread from one area to another.

If an already present infection has progressed even further, you must see a qualified podiatrist to diagnose your foot condition and prevent it from worsening.


5. You’ve been taking an over-the-counter medication for two weeks and your symptoms have not improved.

If basic foot care measures have failed, your condition probably needs to be treated with stronger medications or therapies


For expert diagnosis and foot treatment, consult our team of board certified podiatrists at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. The center offers convenient locations in Fort Lee NJ, Ringwood NJ, Flushing Queens NY, Woodhaven NY, Brooklyn NY, and Forest Hills NY. Contact us at (201) 363-9844 and schedule an appointment today!



185 Bridge Plaza N, Ste. #4
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
(Ph) 201-363-9844
(F) 201-363-9662

52 Skyline Drive,
Ringwood, NJ, 074563
(Ph) 973-962-7775

69-39 Yellowstone Blvd
Forest Hills, NY, 11375
(Ph) 718-575-3668
(F) 718-575-3665



Flushing, NY 11367
(Ph) 718-263-FOOT (3668)
(F) 718-263-0028


9412 Church Ave,
Brooklyn, NY, 11212
(Ph) 718-495-FOOT (3668)
(F) 718-495-3665

8811 Jamaica Ave
Woodhaven, NY 11421

(PH): 718-846-2300

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