You never realize how important your feet are to your life until they start to cause you pain. If you are in need of a podiatrist in Meredith and Concord, NH, Dr. Jeffery Davis, Dr. Thomas Detwiller, and Dr. William McCann of Affiliates in Podiatry have a full-service podiatry practice that services residents of the area.
A podiatrist is a medical doctor who treats feet and ankles. Many good reasons exist to see a podiatrist, including arthritis in your foot or ankle, persistent heel pain, numbness in the feet, ingrown toenails, or recurring athlete's foot, just to name a few.
Arthritis can affect any joint in the body and there are quite a few in the ankles and feet. One type of arthritis which is particularly painful is gout. It usually only impacts one joint at a time, often the big toe. It causes the joint to get red and hot to the touch, and typically flares up quickly. It can't be cured, but it can be managed with medication and lifestyle changes.
Heel pain has many causes, but heel spurs, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, excessive pronation, arthritis, and bursitis are all possibilities. When the pain in your heel is disrupting your daily life, it is time to visit your podiatrist. After an examination and an x-ray, a diagnosis will be made, and the early treatment may be medication, strapping, exercise, and orthotics.
Numbness in your feet is not a good thing, it frequently means there is some sort of nerve damage. One common cause is diabetic neuropathy and if you have diabetes it is a cause for concern. Another common type of nerve damage to the foot is neuroma. It often happens on the ball of the foot between the 3rd and 4th toe and gives the sensation of a stone in your shoe. If you get this sensation, visit your podiatrist in Meredith and Concord, NH.
Ingrown toenails are caused by poor trimming of toenails, heredity, and shoes that crowd your toes. Some toenails just want to grow into the skin, and they require special care to keep from becoming sore and infected.
Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses are the way the skin on your feet protects itself from irritation. They are thick spots that develop where your shoe press on your feet and their location determines whether they are corns or calluses.
If you need the services of a podiatrist in Meredith and Concord, NH, Dr. Davis, Dr. Detwiller, and Dr. McCann of Affiliates in Podiatry are accepting new patients. Contact their offices at (603) 225-5281 in Concord and (603) 279-0330 in Meredith.