When to Visit a Foot Doctor
Dr. Peter Siroka, your Stamford, CT, foot doctor, provides a variety of services for people suffering from serious podiatric issues—read on to learn of some instances when you should seek relief for your problem.
When should you visit your podiatrist?
- Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is painful nerve damage in legs and feet that may lead to serious health complications. Numbed peripherals result in damaged nerves that make it difficult to detect temperatures and pain. You need to visit your foot doctor if you suffer from neuropathy and follow a healthy regimen when at home. Always keep feet warm, dry, and away from heat, and wear loose socks overnight.
- Plantar fasciitis is heel and arch pain that results from inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Overpronation is a common cause of plantar fasciitis, and it refers to when the foot rolls inward when walking, an action that flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and adds tension to the bottom.
- Heel Spur Syndrome can be successfully treated by using anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy. If it's treated unsuccessfully at home, you may visit your doctor for Extracorporeal Shock Wave.
- Orthotics are devices that are inserted into a shoe to support feet while standing, walking, and running. Although over-the-counter orthotics are available, it's best to speak with your Stamford foot doctor about custom-made orthotics. There are three types of orthotics: hard, soft, and semi-rigid that all come in many shapes, sizes, and materials.
- Bunions are foot deformities that cause recurring or chronic inflammation, irritation, and pain. Bunions make walking, running, and other daily activities difficult, so speak with your podiatrist about all of your treatment options.
Need to speak with your foot doctor?
If you would like to speak with a Stamford, CT, foot doctor, don't hesitate to call Dr. Peter Y. Siroka by dialing (203) 614-8185 today!