Four Good Reasons To See Your Podiatrist Today

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When you have a problem with your skin, you see a dermatologist. An issue with your eyes? The ophthalmologist, of course. But what do you do when you have a concern about the health and wellness of your feet and ankles? You see a board-certified podiatrist like Dr. Eric Kosofsky and Dr. Robert Rutstein. Here are four reasons that commonly bring patients to Hartford Podiatry Group’s modern, comfortable offices in Hartford and Rocky Hill.  

  1. Diabetes: Have you received a diagnosis of diabetes from your physician? Unregulated blood sugar puts your health at risk and poses particular dangers to your feet. Poor circulation and neuropathy make it challenging to respond to small nicks and cuts in a timely fashion. Infection is common as are unhealed wounds called diabetic ulcers.

  2. Foot deformities: If the shape of your foot changes in any way, you should be seen by a podiatrist. Be especially alert to a bony protrusion where the big toe meets the foot which could be a bunion, or a toe that rises up out of line with the others which could be a hammertoe. Either requires attention.

  3. Foot pain: Discomfort on standing or walking is not a normal, unavoidable part of aging. Pay attention to foot paid, especially heel pain in the morning, which might be a sign of plantar fasciitis.

  4. Support for athletes: Running and court sports can be especially tough on feet and ankles. Stay in the game by seeing a podiatrist like Eric Kosofsky, DPM and Robert Rutstein, DPM who offer sports medicine as part of their practice. 

If you suspect any of these situations, or if you have another concern about the health and wellness of your feet, ankles, or lower legs, call our friendly staff 860-523-8026 or click here to schedule a convenient appointment today.