Norfolk Office: 757-625-2962
Suffolk Office: 757-539-2098

By AAL Podiatry Associates
July 26, 2022
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Podiatrist  

Your feet are so important to your ability to be mobile. If they are causing you pain, it is hard to be active and truly enjoy life. Finding a podiatrist in Norfolk and Suffolk, VA is not difficult, Dr. Jesse Anderson of AAL Podiatry Associates runs a comprehensive podiatry office that can help get to the bottom of any foot or ankle issues you may have. 

Pain in Your Foot or Ankle

Pain in your foot or ankle is not normal and if every step that you take is painful, you need to make an appointment to visit a podiatrist in Suffolk, Norfolk, VA. So many things can cause you to have pain in your foot or ankle. The podiatrist will examine your foot and ankle and, if necessary, take an x-ray. X-rays only help with issues of the bone. For soft tissue problems, you will need an MRI. If your pain is in your heel, it may be a heel spur. If the pain is in your ankle, it may be osteoarthritis.  

Changes to Your Toenails

Your toenails are a reflection of your general health and if they become thickened, discolored, or infected, you should get in to see your podiatrist asap. Toenail fungus is a common condition that many people suffer from. Your podiatrist has treatments that work better than OTC products. An infected toenail may be ingrown and there are a few options for how it can be treated. If you see a dark streak under or around a toenail, this can be a sign of skin cancer. 

Foot Skin Issues

If the skin on your feet is dry, cracked, or blistered, this requires some attention so that it doesn't get infected. You need to check your feet for any signs of skin cancer. That means even looking between your toes. If the skin on your foot is itchy, red, and burning, you may have athlete's foot, which is a fungal infection. 

Numbness in Your Feet

If you are feeling a decrease in sensation and a feeling of numbness or tingling in your feet, it may be peripheral neuropathy. This happens most often in people who are diabetic, but it can be caused by a few other things including arthritis and infection.

These are just a few of the many reasons why you should visit a podiatrist. For a podiatrist in Norfolk and Suffolk, VA, you can count on Dr. Anderson of AAL Podiatry Associates. You can reach our office on the phone at (757) 625-2962 in Norfolk and (757) 539-2098 in Suffolk or you can use the request an appointment button on our website.

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Norfolk Office

Norfolk Office

757-625-2962301 Riverview Ave Suite 510Norfolk, VA 23510

Suffolk Office

757-539-20982401 Godwin Blvd Suite 1Suffolk, VA 23434