Conditions Treated by Podiatrists

Conditions Treated by Podiatrists

Podiatrists treat a diverse range of symptoms related to the feet and ankles. Whether you are dealing with an acute injury or a chronic condition, a podiatrist can develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs. Dr. Peter Siroka, the board certified podiatrist at our office in Stamford, CT, treats all types of foot-related symptoms and conditions so you can enjoy healthier feet. 

Symptoms Treated by Podiatrists 

Most symptoms affecting any part of the feet or ankles can be treated by a podiatrist. Further, many symptoms are often a sign of an underlying condition. In addition to providing relief from symptoms, a foot doctor will also be able to identify and treat the underlying condition causing those symptoms. Examples of foot and ankle symptoms regularly treated by podiatrists include:

  • Redness 
  • Infections 
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Swelling/inflammation 
  • Fungus on the toenails
  • Corns and calluses
  • Tenderness
  • Itchiness
  • Blisters

Conditions Treated by Podiatrists

Symptoms such as chronic pain or discomfort are often signs of an underlying foot condition. Left untreated, symptoms could become worse and the condition could become more serious, leading to additional foot or ankle problems. Some of the numerous foot and ankle conditions treated by the skilled podiatrist at our Stamford, CT, podiatry practice include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Fracture or break
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Hammertoes
  • Bunions 
  • Warts

When to See a Podiatrist 

Seeing a podiatrist once every year is an easy step you can take toward maintaining healthier feet. The doctor can help you reduce your risk for developing a foot condition, such as plantar fasciitis, by making individualized recommendations based on your unique foot structure, daily routine, and other factors. 

You will need to see a podiatrist more often if you are being treated for an injury or condition. The doctor will want to monitor your recovery to ensure the feet and ankles are healing properly. Some signs you should see a foot doctor even if you are not due for your annual checkup include:

  • An ankle sprain
  • Chronic heel pain
  • A possible fracture or break
  • Persistent foot or ankle pain
  • Changes in the skin or toenails 
  • Severe peeling, cracking, or scaling on the heels
  • Any foot or ankle issue that has persisted for two weeks or more
  • Increased redness, pain, tenderness, or swelling in the feet or ankles
  • Discharge from an area of the foot

See a podiatrist if you are experiencing any symptoms that are affecting the feet or ankles. Waiting to get help could result in improper healing, an infection, or chronic pain. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Siroka, the experienced podiatrist at our office in Stamford, CT, by calling (203) 614-8185.