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By Jon D. Oliverio, D.P.M.
July 26, 2022
Category: Podiatry
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Do you know when you should turn to a podiatrist for care?

When was the last time you saw a podiatrist? If you haven’t dealt with foot or ankle issues before, you might not even have a podiatrist; however, everyone can benefit from turning to our Norton, OH, podiatrist Dr. Jon Oliverio for care, even if you aren’t dealing with problems (in fact, preventive care can often prevent foot problems from happening in the first place). Here are some of the top reasons to see a podiatrist,

Annual Checkup

Everyone can benefit from visiting our podiatrist for an annual checkup. Even if your feet aren’t causing any issues, you can always benefit from a comprehensive and preventive checkup with our team. We can assess your overall foot health and provide custom recommendations that could reduce your risk for injury or other foot problems along the way.

You’re an Athlete, Runner or Physically Active

Pounding the pavement, box jumps, shooting hoops…however you get your workouts in, if you are working out or running most days of the week, this can take its toll on your feet if you aren’t careful. Luckily, a podiatrist can provide helpful tips, product recommendations and customized orthotics to make running easier on your feet and ankles.

You’re Noticing Persistent Joint Pain

Notice that your ankle joint or a joint in your foot is achy, swollen and red? If these symptoms persist for a week or more, this could signify arthritis. Arthritis is a chronic and progressive condition, and it’s essential that you turn to a qualified foot and ankle specialist who can provide you with the medications and treatment options to slow and even prevent future joint damage.

A Painful Ingrown Toenail

For a healthy individual, ingrown toenails are usually no more than an annoying little nuisance that will resolve on its own in a few days; however, if you notice increased redness, swelling, skin that’s warm to the touch or pus draining from the toenail, these are signs of infection. It’s a good idea to turn to our team immediately for treatment. Even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms of an infection, if your ingrown toenail is painful and you are not responding to home care, we can still treat this problem.

Fungal Toenails

Toenail fungus can be a serious and challenging problem, mainly because home remedies aren’t enough to kill the fungal infection. Before the toenail becomes thick, brittle and yellow, you should turn to our Norton, OH, podiatrist to get a more eff

Diabetic Feet

Living with diabetes, especially uncontrolled diabetes, can increase your risk for foot complications such as neuropathy (nerve damage), calluses, corns, infections, ulcers and even amputation. In Norton, OH, our podiatrist Dr. Oliverio want to ensure that you have a doctor you can turn to when diabetic foot problems impact your health.

If in doubt, our podiatrist Dr. Oliverio can determine whether you need to come into the office for treatment. To schedule an evaluation with us, call today at (330) 825-7878.