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853 Jefferson Ave
Washington, PA 15301
(724) 225-7410
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Should I Call a Podiatrist if My Feet Hurt?

Your feet are extremely complex structures. With 26 bones, 33 joints, 100 ligaments, and many other muscles and tendons, they truly form a solid foundation. Unfortunately though, as seen often in our Washington, PA, podiatric office, feet sometimes succumb to the demands put on them.

Pain is a signal that something is not right, and foot pain is not normal. Just like you would go see the dentist if your teeth hurt or the optometrist for an eye problem, you should call a podiatrist if your feet hurt. There are many foot conditions that are not serious and are taken care of with self-treatment and conservative measures. However, the reason why Dr. Phil Pinsker encourages each patient to call with foot pain is that the reason for it may not be evident or able to be determined without an examination.

If you are experiencing pain, discomfort, or notice unusual symptoms, it is important to have it looked at and diagnosed at the onset. This allows Dr. Pinsker to determine the cause of your pain and begin treatment right away. Whether it is a fungal infection, ingrown toenail, or heel pain, the sooner it is addressed the less likely you are to have serious complications.

Sometimes the symptoms of a foot condition can come and go. It is important to note that even if the pain alleviates for a while, it doesn’t necessarily mean that the situation is resolved. Waiting to treat any foot condition or injury more often than not results in it worsening and needing prolonged or more aggressive treatment.

When your feet hurt, always call Dr. Pinsker. You can make a quick and easy appointment to find out the reason for the pain and put a stop to it. Having your feet examined also gives Dr. Pinsker the chance to identify any potential problems to be keeping an eye on. Modifying your footwearor wearing custom orthoticscould slow down the progression of many foot problems and/or prevent them entirely.

What are some foot conditions that should result in a call to Dr. Pinsker?

We encourage you to call our office if you experience any of the following symptoms or conditions:

  •  Persistent pain in your feet or ankles
  • Blisterson your feet
  • Numbness or tingling in your feet
  • Changes in your nails or skin on your foot
  • Swelling, redness or tenderness in your feet
  • Pain when putting on or wearing your shoes
  • Pain when standing, walking or running
  • Lumps or bumps on your feet
  • Warts
  • Itching or redness between your toes
  • Diabetes
  • Painful flat feet or high arches
  • An acute foot injury with pain that won’t go away

Don’t wait to seek treatment if you have any of these symptoms or a sign that something is not right. Your feet are often a barometer of your health and can often show the first sign of an underlying problem. Please contact our podiatric office to make an appointment with Dr. Pinskerif you have a concern about your foot or ankle health. You can call (724) 225-7410 or request an appointment here