When should you see a podiatrist?

You should see a podiatrist when you have pain or an injury in any part of the foot or ankle and are experiencing one or more of the following symptoms for 1 or 2 days:

  • Severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Open sore or wound
  • Infection (redness, warmth, tenderness, or a fever)

If you are unable to walk or put weight on your foot, call your podiatrist immediately.