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By Philip S. Pinsker, DPM PC
August 08, 2018

At Philip S. Pinsker, DPM we frequently see foot and ankle problems that could have been easily treated but now have become severe because a patient waited too long before seeking evaluation and treatment. Continuing to walk on a sprained ankle can lead to a secondary fracture. Ingrown toenails can become infected once the nail actually punctures the skin. A forefoot that had intermittent pain suddenly can’t bear weight. These are just a few examples. Foot pain that is chronic or extreme does not usually resolve on its own. It’s essential that if you are experiencing discomfort that you contact our Washington office sooner rather than later for an appointment by calling: (724) 225-7410.

Our podiatrist, Dr. Philip S. Pinsker, will use every means available to diagnose your foot problem. This will include a physical examination, medical history and possibly x-rays or other imaging studies and lab tests to arrive at an accurate diagnosis.

Preparing for Your Visit

You can help ensure that the foot doctor has all the information he needs and speed the diagnosis and recovery by doing some preparation before your visit. Before your appointment, check with your insurance provider to see if you need a referral. Bring the following items with you to the appointment:

  • List of all medications and supplements you are currently taking and also any that you are allergic to
  • Current insurance card
  • Any questions you have about your foot or ankle discomfort (it’s a good idea to write these down so you won’t forget once you’re at the office)
  • Shoes that seem to make the pain worse or, shoes that you wear frequently—the podiatrist may get some clues about your condition by examining the wear pattern

In addition, it’s essential that you let the foot doctor know if you are being treated for other medical issues. Symptoms and treatment of your feet can be directly related to systemic conditions such as diabetes, peripheral arterial disease and arthritis.

At Philip S. Pinsker, DPM we are your partners in podiatric care. If you need additional accommodations for your visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us prior to the time of your appointment. 

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