If you are dealing with heel pain, bunions, ingrown toenails, or other issues affecting your feet or ankles, a foot doctor can help. Podiatrists diagnose and treat all types of problems and conditions of the feet and ankles. They also ensure injuries heal correctly, as well as help you manage symptoms caused by an underlying condition. The board-certified podiatrists at Reston & Manassas Foot and Ankle Centers in Manassas & Reston, VA, can help you maintain better foot and ankle health.
Symptoms and Conditions Treated by Podiatrists
Podiatrists treat a diverse range of problems and symptoms affecting the feet and ankles. If you are experiencing acute or chronic symptoms, it is important to see a foot doctor as some symptoms could be signs of an underlying condition. Without treatment, the condition could worsen and lead to additional complications. Examples of symptoms podiatrists treat include heel pain, foot or ankle swelling, numbness, poor circulation, redness, tenderness, blisters, and itchiness.
The skilled podiatrists at our offices in Manassas & Reston, VA, treat all types of foot and ankle problems and can determine if your symptoms are the result of an underlying condition. Some of the different problems and conditions we treat include:
- Flat feet
- Ankle sprains
- Athlete’s Foot
- Plantar fasciitis
- Achilles tendinitis
- Corns and calluses
- Ingrown toenails
- Foot infections
- Toenail fungus
- Diabetic feet
When To See a Podiatrist
One simple step you can take toward maintaining healthier feet and ankles is to see a podiatrist once every year for a checkup. A foot doctor can help you reduce the risk of developing foot problems by making individualized recommendations based on your unique foot structure and other factors, such as your daily routine.
In addition to scheduling an annual foot checkup, it is important to see a foot doctor anytime you develop new symptoms or sustain an injury. The podiatrist can provide relief from symptoms like pain and discomfort, help prevent long-term complications from developing, and ensure injuries heal correctly. Reasons to see a podiatrist even if you are not due for your yearly checkup include:
- An ankle sprain
- Chronic heel pain
- A foot or ankle fracture
- Persistent foot or ankle pain
- Changes in the appearance of the skin or nails on the feet
- Severe scaling, cracking, or peeling of the skin on the heels
- Increased pain, tenderness, redness, or swelling in the feet or ankles
- Symptoms that have persisted for two or more weeks
- Discharge from an area of the foot
- Numbness in the feet
Podiatrists treat a wide range of problems and can help you enjoy better foot and ankle health. If you are experiencing pain, discomfort, or other symptoms, schedule an appointment with one of our experienced podiatrists by calling Reston & Manassas Foot and Ankle Centers in Manassas & Reston, VA, at (703) 437-6333 for the Reston office or at (703) 368-7166 for our Manassas location.