If you have never been to visit a podiatrist in Fort Myers, FL, you may wonder when you should see a podiatrist. Dr. Brian Doerr accepts new patients and offers full foot and ankle care.
When You Have Pain in Your Heel
Most heel pain is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia that runs along the bottom of the foot. It is called plantar fasciitis. The pain is usually located at the front of the heel toward the arch. Another cause is Achilles tendonitis. The location of the pain will be on the back of the heel. Dr. Doeer has treatments for both of these types of heel pain.
You Feel Like You Have a Stone in Your Shoe
It can come on quite suddenly, you feel like there is a stone in your shoe, under your toes. You take off your shoe and shake it and there is no stone but the sensation is still there, usually at the base between your 3rd and 4th toes. It is Morton's neuroma and can be very uncomfortable to walk when it is jabbing at your foot.
When Your Bunions Hurt
Bunions are unsightly bony growths on the interior of your foot where the big toe joins the foot. They can be caused by a variety of things including shoes that are too tight and apply pressure to the foot. The big toe gets pushed over toward the second toe and it can become very painful. Your podiatrist in Fort Myers, FL has a few options to help to relieve the pain of bunions.
If You Have Diabetes
Diabetes is a very serious disease, and it can have a disastrous effect on your feet. Diabetic neuropathy causes the loss of feeling in your foot. If you step on something sharp or hot you will not be able to feel it. This can lead to an infection and even worse. Diabetic feet need to be cared for and seeing a podiatrist regularly is a good plan.
When You Have an Ankle Sprain
Ankle sprains can happen to anyone. It isn't just athletes who hurt their ankles. You take a wrong step and your angle twists and the pain is excruciating any time you put any weight on your foot. Apply ice immediately but then make an appointment to see your podiatrist.
Contact Dr. Doerr when you are in need of a podiatrist in Fort Myers, FL. You can reach us via our website or give our office a call to make an appointment at 239-931-3668.