We usually pay very little attention to our feet until something happens that warns us that not everything is alright. It could be anything out of the norm from a small pain to a severe symptom but this is usually the only time when we try to think about important our feet are to us. When do you need to seek medical help for your feet? Here are some instances where you might need to go pay your medical centre a visit.
Deformities that increase in intensity abruptly
Charcot arthropathy can be named as a very common example of a feet related deformity that could suddenly progress warranting a quick visit to the podiatrist by Absolute Footcare Pty Ltd to get some help. This is a condition that is very commonly seen in diabetes patients. The most common symptoms of this includes things like intense pain, hot sensations in the feet, swelling and a lot of redness. If left untreated this condition can even end up with dislocations and broken bones. Therefore, if you do not get help, the broken bones could simply heal in an incorrect manner causing the deformity. If you feel anything funny while having this condition get to the clinic immediately.
Flat foot issues
If a tendon does not function properly or if there has been a rupture in a tendon, it could look like one of your soles is flatter than the other. If a tendon is not right, the bones in your feet can also be aligned wrongly and you can end up with a chronic and painful condition called arthritis. Getting help from a foot doctor from Hamilton means that you will be diagnosed early on and you will be able to get rid of an otherwise serious problem.
A lump like formation that spreads or hurts
If you find that there is a lump in your feet that seem to be growing in size and also hurting you need to get it looked at by a skilled medical professional. While the majority of these cases are simple cysts there are rare cases where tumors can happen as well. The same goes for wounds that will not heal easily. It could even be a sore of sorts. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you should be on high alert as your wounds will take much longer to heal anyway. In addition to this, if you have had an open sore in your feet or one of them for a very long time, there is an increased chance of you having a skin infection or a bone infection both of which need to be treated immediately.