Don’t ignore foot pain. It is not normal. If you experience any type of persistent pain in the foot or ankle, please contact our office.
Inspect your feet regularly. Pay attention to changes in color and temperature. Look for thick or discolored nails (a sign of developing fungus), and check for cracks or cuts in the skin. Peeling or scaling on the soles of feet may indicate Athlete’s Foot. Any growth on the foot is not considered normal.
Wash your feet regularly, especially between the toes, and be sure to dry them completely.
Trim toenails straight across, but not too short. Be careful not to cut nails in corners or on the sides; this can lead to ingrown toenails. Persons with diabetes, poor circulation, or heart problems should not treat their own feet, because they are more prone to infection.
Make sure that your shoes fit properly. Purchase new shoes later in the day when feet tend to be at their largest, and replace worn out shoes as soon as possible.
Select and wear the right shoe for each sport or activity that you are engaged in (e.g., running shoes for running).
Alternate shoes—don’t wear the same pair of shoes every day.
Avoid walking barefooted. Your feet will be more prone to injury and infection. At the beach or when wearing sandals always use sunblock on your feet.
Be cautious when using home remedies for foot ailments. Self-treatment may turn a minor problem into a major one.
If you are a diabetic, please contact our office and schedule a check-up at least once a year.
My visit to Laurel Foot & Ankle Center was very pleasant. I was taken back into the treatment room as soon as I got there. No wait time at all. All my issues and concerned were addressed and answered right away. I felt like I knew these people all my life. Great office and great service.
I was very satisfied during my visit at Laurel Foot & Ankle Center, I came in for a foot injury the Dr. I saw was very helpful and knowledgeable in treating my foot conditions. Everyone is professional. I highly recommend this office.
I visited Laurel Foot and Ankle Center and was very impressed with the service that I received. The wait time was only 10 minutes. The front desk staff and the doctors were very friendly and professional. My feet feel so much better. I will recommend this Podiatrist Office to my friends and family.
hyacinth Wallace Tagg
I have been a patient at Laurel Foot & Ankle Center for the past year and a half and felt that I could not have chosen a better group of doctors. I find their office to be very friendly and professional. I have never felt rushed and the doctors have always addressed all my problems in a timely manner. The wait time is the best I have ever seen, and my feet are the better for having chosen the team at Laurel Foot & Ankle Center. I would definitel…
My experience at Laurel Foot & Ankle Center was great. When I arrived the waiting room was packed and I thought to myself: “I will be here all day.” But to my surprise I got put into a room within 8 minutes of me sitting down. They were very fast! I was greeted by a very insightful doctor, Dr. Smith, who knew exactly how to help with my heel problem. I would definitely recommend to anyone with foot problems!