Do you know when to call the podiatrist? For many people, their best guess is when it’s later than we prefer. We love to hear from our patients, especially when we still have time to treat conditions early. What’s even better? Opportunities to support prevention.
If you’re wondering what should make you pick up the phone and call, Dr. Anant Joshi at Advanced Foot Care of NJ, LLC has you covered with his best recommendations. Write these recommendations down and be ready to act if you check the boxes. He is a foot and ankle expert, and you can trust him.
Signs of infection
If you see signs of infection, pick up the phone without hesitation. Infection can be caused by an ingrown toenail that has broken the skin. For patients with diabetes, non-healing wounds are a significant cause for concern, too. Signs of infection include pain, swelling, redness, discharge, and even warmth at the injury site.
How can we help? Our top priority is to clear the infection. We may provide medication to get the job done. Then, we will determine how to fix the initial cause, which could be an ingrown toenail, for example.
A fracture is another word for a broken bone. There are many types of fractures, and they can range in severity. Some fractures can puncture the skin and create a risk of infection. Most importantly, you seek professional attention to diagnose your fracture.
How can we help? We provide an expert diagnosis on the type of fracture. Do you need extra rest, or does your injury require surgery? We can help.
Foot or ankle pain
We’re very clear about this one: pain is a problem. If you are experiencing pain, whether it is old or new, you have a reason to give us a call. Wouldn’t you like to know the source of the pain? We can help you figure out what’s causing the discomfort.
How can we help? We are trained to ask the right questions, and we have the right tools to get a correct answer the first time. We’re ready to figure out what’s been causing you to slow down.
At Advanced Foot Care of NJ, LLC, Dr. Anant Joshi treats a range of conditions, including Achilles tendonitis, ankle sprains, athlete’s foot complications, diabetes, fractures, fungal toenails, and more. He also performs foot and ankle surgery. He is a board-certified podiatrist in Woodland Park, NJ. Contact the office at 973-256-0002.