Signs That You Should Call Our Office

Although we all have some minor foot pain at times, persistent pain or other issues are cause for concern and should be addressed before they become worse.

If you experience any of the following, you should call our office to be evaluated and treated:

  • Persistent pain in your feet or ankles
  • Changes in the nails or skin on your foot
  • Severe cracking, scaling, or peeling on the heel or foot
  • Blisters on your feet that are not resolving and are showing signs of infection
  • Any sign of infection of the foot or ankle (signs are increased pain, swelling, redness, tenderness or heat at the infection site, discharge or pus, red streaks extending upward from the infection site)
  • Spreading of an infection from one area of the foot to another, such as under the nail bed, skin under the nail, the nail itself, or the surrounding skin
  • Thickening toenails that cause discomfort
  • Heel pain accompanied by a fever, redness (sometimes warmth), or numbness
  • Tingling in the heel; persistent heel pain without putting any weight or pressure on your heel
  • Pain that is not alleviated by ice or over-the-counter painkillers (such as aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen)
  • Diabetics with poor circulation who develop Athlete's Foot
  • Signs of a Gout attack affecting the big toe or ankle

Dr. Thomas is available to evaluate foot and ankle emergencies 24 hours a day.