Take Our Foot Health Self-Assessment


With years of training and experience, a board-certified podiatrist like Eric Kosofsky, DPM and Robert Rutstein, DPM is a medical specialist. Your podiatrist is the best-qualified doctor to examine your feet, ankles, and lower legs; to diagnose any illnesses or injuries; to provide immediate and ongoing care for this part of your body.  

Have you been wondering whether it might be a good idea for you to see a foot doctor? Here is a quiz to help you decide. Answer each statement TRUE or FALSE: 

  1. I am over 65.

  2. I spend more than four hours a day on my feet.

  3. I am more than 20 pounds overweight.

  4. I have diabetes.*

  5. I am pregnant.

  6. My feet or ankles hurt.*

  7. I have noticed numbness in my feet.*

  8. There have been changes to the appearance of the skin on my feet.*

  9. My feet burn or tingle.*

  10. I regularly wear high-heel shoes.

  11. I play a court sport such as tennis or basketball.

  12. I am a runner.

  13. My athletic shoes are more than a year old.

  14. My ankles are week and sprain easily.

  15. I have a bunion or a hammertoe.*

  16. I experience heel pain.*

  17. My feet hurt when I get out of bed in the morning.*

  18. I recently stubbed a toe or dropped something on my foot.*

  19. Pain in my big toe sometimes wakes me up at night.*

  20. My feet, ankles, or lower legs are swollen.*

If you have answered YES to two or more statements, or to any one with an asterisk, you should be seen by a podiatrist for regular examination. This is the best way to preserve foot health. Schedule an appointment in Hartford Podiatry Group’s modern, comfortable Hartford and Rocky Hill offices. Call our friendly staff at 860-523-8026 or click here to get started today.