Below are some symptoms that indicate the need to see a podiatrist:
- Bad odor, sweaty or itchy feet.
- Ingrown toenails.
- A prickling sensation in the sole when walking, which may be due to the appearance of a callus or plantar wart.
- Pain in the sole of the foot when taking the first steps of the day, due to plantar fasciitis.
- Children with heel pain (Sever's disease), or knee pain (Osgood-Schlatter disease).
- Detached or unsightly nails due to trauma or fungal infection.
- Foot deformities, flat feet or painful high arches.
- Pain in the ankles, knees, waist or back.
- Physical malformations such as hammer-toe, Morton's neuroma, or sinus tarsi syndrome.