A podiatrist is a medical professional who treats the foot, ankle, and related leg structures. Everyday overuse of these structures, wearing ill-fitting shoes, standing for long periods, and frequently walking/running can all result in temporary, acute or chronic pain. At Foot & Ankle Institute, Dr. Asia Lo and Dr. Jahnavi Devireddy can provide accurate diagnoses and treatment recommendations to help you get back on your feet.
When To See A Podiatrist
Consult with our podiatrist if you have diabetes or struggle with pain while walking. Plantar fasciitis, a condition characterized by overstretching of the fascia ligament, could result in persistent foot pain, particularly on the bottom of your heel. Plantar fasciitis can make walking, running, sitting, or standing uncomfortable and lead to aching and discomfort in your foot and ankle. Persistent ankle pain could also be due to osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis and a podiatrist could help reduce inflammation caused by these disorders. If you have bothersome skin conditions like calluses, corns, warts, cracking, blisters, scaling, and peeling of the feet/heels, it's also beneficial to see a podiatrist. Podiatrists can also treat bunions, athlete's foot, and toenail issues.
Dr. Lo specializes in bunions, hammertoes, ankle injuries, and wound care at Foot & Ankle Associates. Dr. Devireddy is skilled in elective surgeries such as hammertoes and bunions, plus traumas such as fractures and tendon tears.
If you have any questions about when to see a podiatrist, give our office a call. Our podiatrists can assist you in determining your underlying foot or ankle problem and develop a treatment plan to address the issues while alleviating pain for greater comfort and range of motion. Please call (281) 531-4100 to make an appointment with Dr. Asia Lo and Dr. Jahnavi Devireddy at Foot & Ankle Institute in Houston, TX.