The Museum of the Weird in Austin is hard to miss! It’s one of the many recognizable “landmarks” in our area, like the Texas State Capitol building or the University of Texas tower. Features that stand out help us to spot and recognize things quickly. Symptoms of common foot and ankle conditions aren’t any different—they often have characteristics that can easily be identified – which is helpful when it comes to getting prompt treatment.
Here are just some of the common conditions we see, and how to spot them so you can get the help you need:
Bunions – a bony protrusion at the big toe joint and a big toe that’s leaning toward its neighbors.
Athlete’s Foot – a red, itchy, cracking and peeling rash that starts between the toes.
Fungal Nails – starting with a white or yellow spot, the toenail becomes discolored, thick, crumbly, brittle, and misshapen.
Plantar Fasciitis – sharp, stabbing heel pain especially first thing in the morning.
Achilles Tendinitis – swelling and tenderness in the back of the heel.
Ingrown Toenails – red, tender, and swollen flesh around the edge of your toenail.
Ankle Sprain – swelling and discoloration around the ankle, difficulty bearing weight.
Corns and Calluses – rough patches of skin that form in areas of friction and pressure.
Neuropathy – burning, tingling, and numbness.
Generally speaking, pain and swelling are sure signs that something is wrong and you should seek help. Getting the right diagnosis is important to ensure proper treatment and healing. Call us in Cedar Park or Round Rock TX at (512) 593-2949. We’re here for all your foot care needs! Remember, spotting symptoms of common conditions early is key to nipping them in the bud.