Fall Feet—When to See a Podiatrist
Fall is here, which means it’s time to break out the cute boots and cozy socks! But as the weather changes and we start spending more time indoors, our feet can start to suffer. If you’re experiencing any foot pain this season, it might be time to see a podiatrist. Here are a few common fall foot problems and when you should seek professional help.
Heel pain is a common issue that can be caused by a variety of things, from overuse to underlying health conditions. If you’re experiencing heel pain that persists for more than a few days or gets worse with activity, it’s time to see a podiatrist. They will be able to diagnose the root cause of your heel pain and develop a treatment plan to get you back on your feet—literally!
If your feet feel tired and achy at the end of the day, it might just be from spending too much time on them. However, if this is a new feeling for you or the ache is severe, it could be due to an underlying condition like diabetes or arthritis. If you’re experiencing persistent foot pain, make an appointment with our podiatrist. We may recommend custom orthotics or other treatments to help relieve your symptom.
At Premier Foot and Ankle Center, we can customize orthotics right in our office. Most of them can be taken home the same day, which is great news for achy feet.
Dry, Cracked Skin
As the weather gets colder and drier, our skin can start to suffer. If you notice that your feet are especially dry and cracked this fall, make sure you’re using a moisturizing foot cream or lotion daily. You should also avoid wearing tight shoes or socks that could irritate your skin. If your dry skin doesn’t improve with at-home care, visit our podiatrist. We may recommend a medicated cream or other treatment options.
Don’t let foot pain ruin your autumn!
If you’re experiencing any issues with your feet this season, make an appointment at Premier Foot and Ankle Center. From heel pain to dry skin, we will be able to help you find relief so that you can enjoy all your favorite fall activities pain-free.