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When To See a Podiatrist

How your podiatrist in Alexandria, VA, can help you and your feet

A podiatrist is a foot doctor, specializing in caring for your feet, ankles, and toes. These are some of the most overlooked parts of your body, and some of the most important. Your ankles and feet support your weight, helping you get around and enjoy your life. Your podiatrist can help keep your feet, ankles, and toes healthy.

Dr. Angelo Pace at Advanced Pace Foot And Ankle Center in Alexandria, VA, provides a wide range of foot and ankle care. He has two convenient office locations on Walker Lane and Sherwood Hall Lane in Alexandria, VA, to help you and your feet.

So, when should you see a podiatrist? You should visit your podiatrist regularly, especially if you have:

Diabetes, which affects the immune, circulatory, and nervous system, causing:

  • Loss of sensation, leading to injuries you may not feel
  • Loss of blood flow, leading to soft tissue death and even amputations
  • Delayed healing and increased risk of infection

Arthritis, which causes degeneration of joints and bones, resulting in:

  • Loss of mobility
  • Pain in your joints and bones
  • Loss of flexibility and joint movement

You should also see your podiatrist if you suffer from acute ankle, foot, or toe conditions like these:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Fungal toenail
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Fallen arches
  • Lateral ankle instability

Remember that you can see your podiatrist for sudden, unexpected foot, ankle, or toe conditions like these:

  • Difficulty walking or standing due to pain
  • Instability when walking or standing
  • Chronic or acute foot pain that doesn’t go away
  • A fever accompanied by foot pain
  • Difficulty wearing shoes due to foot pain

When you see your podiatrist, you can benefit from expertise and a wide range of treatment solutions, which include:

  • Custom-fit orthotics or footwear
  • Cushions and wedges for your shoes
  • Laser treatment for toenail fungus
  • Prescription-strength anti-inflammatory medication
  • Immobilization with splints, walking casts, or boots
  • Surgical therapy to repair bones, ligaments, and tendons

To find out more about when to see your podiatrist and how your podiatrist can help you and your feet, call Dr. Angelo Pace at Advanced Pace Foot And Ankle Center in Alexandria, VA. You can reach him in the Walker Lane location at (703) 971-7100, or in Sherwood Hall Lane at (703) 360-9292, so call now.