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How do I identify problems that need a podiatrist's attention?

Generally, the problems related to your feet and ankles, such as blisters, pain, athlete's foot, need a podiatrist's attention.

You should seek advice from our podiatrists if you come across the following problems:

  • Persistent pain in feet or ankles
  • Non-healing ulcer
  • Blisters on feet
  • Severely cracked or peeling away of skin over your feet
  • Changes with, or thickened toenails
  • Severe heel pain, swelling, redness, pus discharge, accompanied by fever
  • Athlete's foot

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/