When to Call a Doctor

People call a doctor of podiatry for help diagnosing and treating a wide array of foot and ankle problems. Please contact our office if you experience one of the following:

  • Persistent pain in your feet or ankles.
  • Changes in the nails or skin on your foot.
  • Severe cracking, scaling, or peeling on the heel or foot.
  • Blisters on your feet.

There are signs of bacterial infection, including:

  • Increased pain, swelling, redness, tenderness, or heat.
  • Red streaks extending from the affected area.
  • Discharge or pus from an area on the foot.
  • Foot or ankle symptoms that do not improve after two weeks of treatment with a nonprescription product.
  • Spreading of an infection from one area of the foot to another, such as under the nail bed, skin under the nail, the nail itself, or the surrounding skin.
  • Thickening toenails that cause discomfort.
  • Heel pain accompanied by a fever, redness (sometimes warmth), or numbness.
  • Tingling in the heel; persistent heel pain without putting any weight or pressure on your heel
  • Pain that is not alleviated by ice or over-the-counter painkillers (such as aspirin, ibuprofen or acetaminophen).
  • Diabetics with poor circulation who develop Athlete’s Foot.

Ansonia Office

364 East Main Street
Ansonia, CT 06401
P: (203) 734-4806
F: (203) 734-8265
Monday 9:00am-11:45am 1:00pm-5:00pm
Tuesday Closed
Wednesday 9:00am-11:45am 1:00pm-5:00pm
Thursday 9:00am-11:45am 2:00pm-4:00pm
Friday 9:00am-12:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Shelton Office

4 Corporate Drive, Suite 384
Shelton, CT 06484
P: (203) 734-4806
F: (203) 734-8265
Monday 9:00am-1:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-11:30am
Wednesday 9:00am-5:00pm
Thursday 1:00pm-7:00pm
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed