When To Seek Medical Attention for Foot Or Ankle Pain
Even relatively mild foot pain can be quite debilitating, at times.
Seek immediate medical attention if you:
• Have severe pain or swelling in your foot or ankle
• Have an open wound or a wound that is oozing pus on your foot or ankle
• Have signs of infection, such as redness, warmth and tenderness in the foot or ankle area or you have a fever over 100 F (37.8 C)
• Are unable to walk or put weight on your foot or ankle
• Have diabetes and have any wound that isn’t healing or is deep, red, swollen or warm to the touch
Schedule an office visit if you:
• Have persistent swelling that doesn’t improve at all after two to five days of home treatment
• Have persistent pain that doesn’t improve after several weeks
• Have burning pain, numbness or tingling, particularly involving most or all of the bottom of your foot
The team at Foot & Ankle Wellness Center of Western Pennsylvania is available at 5 Convenient locations to take care of your foot and ankle needs. Call one of our offices today!!