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Frequently Asked Questions

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Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions below. If there’s something you need more details about that isn’t mentioned here, please get in touch for more information. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Why Do I Have Cold Feet?

If your feet are cold and they warm up with cozy socks, you are probably okay. But if your feet are cold and you also have other symptoms such as fatigue, and hair loss, your podiatrist might want to check you for peripheral arterial disease (PAD).

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Why Do I Have Foot Numbness?

If your feet or toes feel numb, it could be a result of an injury or simply because your shoes are too tight. However, numbness could also be a symptom of something more serious, such as poor blood circulation or nerve damage. Both of these conditions are associated with diabetes. Your podiatrist may need to conduct some tests to make a determination of the cause of your foot numbness.

Why Do I Have Discolored Nails?

Yellow, thick, or broken nails could be a sign of nail fungus. There are anti-fungal products and treatments available which your doctor could recommend.

Why Do I Have a Painful Big Toe?

If your big toe swells up, becomes red and you have extreme foot pain, it could indicate that you have gout. Your foot care specialist will advise you on this.

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What are common foot problems in older adults?

Some of the most common foot problems in older adults include bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes, ingrown, thickened or discolored nails, diabetic foot conditions, poor circulation, and heel pain. Regular visits to a podiatrist can help you maintain your foot health as you age.

Why Do I Have a Hammer Toe?

Does your toe bend at the middle joint? If so, you may have hammer toe and you are not alone. Every year, hammer toe cases number 200,000, according to a report issued by the Mayo Clinic. This condition is caused by tight shoes and can become very painful. When you find the best podiatrist for your needs, they will be able tell if you do or not. At that point, your foot doctor will be able to make a determination if surgery would be recommended to help.

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Foot care is an important part of taking care of your overall health. When you find the best podiatrist to take care of your foot care needs, you will be on the right track to taking care of your general well being.

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