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Should I See or Call The Doctor?

Foot and ankle complaints are our specialty.  In fact, we can help with most (if not all) foot or ankle complaints.  At the very least, we can always give you options for treatment that you may not hear from other doctors.  With this understanding, however, the following are some key reasons to see your doctor:

1.  Loss of feeling to your feet, or change in feeling to your feet. 

2.  Diabetes.  Patients with diabetes should be evaluated at least once a year (as recommended by the American Diabetes Association).

3.  New wound or infection to the foot or ankle.

4.  Pain that is not getting better (especially if you don't know the cause).

5.  New injury that is not improving with simple treatments like rest, ice, compression and elevation.

6.  Pain that interferes with normal activities, or keeps you from doing things you enjoy.

7.  Lumps or bumps on the feet that just presented or are getting worse over time.

8.  Warts, moles or other skin lesions if they are changing or cause pain.

9.  Anything that is concerning to you about your feet or ankles (or your childrens).

10. For education on the care or protection of your feet or ankles from regular activities, or a specific sports related activity.


Brandt R Gibson, DPM
Podiatrist, Neuropathy Doctor, Father of 11 and Founder of Mountain West Foot & Ankle Institute