When should I see a podiatrist?

When to see a podiatristMany people wait far too long to see a podiatrist, allowing whatever lower limb problem they’re facing to worsen significantly. So when should you take the time to go see a foot specialist? Well, that depends on your foot pain. If you have any kind of discomfort, weakness, or visible changes that last longer than a couple of days after you’ve tried home remedies, you should probably have a podiatrist examine, diagnose, and treat the problem. In a few cases, the discomfort you feel is a minor injury that will clear up on its own when you take care of it. If the issues lasts more than a few days, however, chances are it’s more serious than it might first appear.

The key is to avoid waiting too long. Many easily treatable conditions deteriorate into difficult-to-manage, chronically painful problems the longer they go without care. In most cases, it’s better to err on the side of caution and address the condition early. Our team at Podiatry Associates, P.C. is happy to help you manage any lower limb pain that arises. Just make an appointment at our Castle Pines, Cherry Creek in Denver or Parker, CO, locations by calling (303) 805-5156.
Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC