5 Reasons You Should See a Foot Doctor

If your car is experiencing trouble, you need to take it to a mechanic. This automotive professional will establish what is wrong and then correct the problem using his or her experience, knowledge, and skill. When the mechanic is done, the care should (that’s a key word…) operate as intended. In the same way that you would take your car to a trusted mechanic, you need to bring your own body in to have it fixed with the help of a medical expert. If the problem is with a foot or ankle, you need to see a foot doctor (podiatrist).

There are many foot issues that podiatrists treat. More specifically, you should see us for:

  • Heel pain . When the pain is sharp and intense, it is often a sign of plantar fasciitis, but there are many other reasons for heel pain. We will find out what is going wrong and address whatever is affecting you.
  • Sports injuries. It is difficult to overstate how important staying active is for overall health. Unfortunately, sports and exercise always come with a certain degree of injury risk. If you hurt a foot or ankle during physical activity, we provide effective injury care.
  • Child foot care. Sometimes it’s not you who has the foot or ankle condition, but rather a son or daughter. There are some issues that tend to be more common for younger patients (intoeing, Sever’s disease, ingrown toenails), but we provide care for anything out of the ordinary, too.
  • Diabetes. For those who are not inflicted with the disease, it might seem odd to see diabetes in this list, but diabetic foot care is an incredibly important reason to see a foot doctor.
  • Toe deformities. Bunions, hammertoes, and other deformity issues in your lower digits are typically progressive in nature, which means they will only worsen when left untreated. If your toes do not line up correctly or cannot lie flat, schedule an appointment with Houston Foot Specialists and we can prescribe a treatment plan for you.

We hope you do not experience foot or ankle problems in the first place, but our Houston, TX foot doctor office is here for you if you do. You will need to schedule a visit with us if we are to diagnose the root cause of the problem and provide the effective, professional care you need. You can reach Houston Foot Specialists by calling (713) 467-8886 and our staff will help you however we can. Of course, you can also request your appointment with us online today.

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