Podiatry is the medical subspecialty dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of injuries and conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and lower extremity. Your foot and ankle work together to allow movement, and pain in your foot or ankle may significantly limit your mobility. Pain affecting the foot or ankle may be associated with trauma, such as a fracture; or disease, such as osteoarthritis; deformities; or stress injuries. However, agitation and discomfort may also occur due to overuse injuries, which range from mild joint pain to Achilles tendinitis.

When Should You See a Podiatrist?

If you think you may be suffering from a foot or ankle injury or condition and are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, it may be time to visit a foot and ankle specialist.

  • Sudden intense pain
  • Numbness in the foot
  • Pain in the heel, ball, or arch of the foot
  • Pain when you're NOT bearing weight
  • Inability to perform daily activities without pain
  • Pain that persists for more than two weeks
  • Swelling or tenderness that persists or worsens after 2-3 days
  • Limited range of motion or loss of function due to stiffness, weakness, or swelling

A consultation with a podiatrist is the best way to differentiate between a severe foot or ankle condition and a minor foot or ankle injury. At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, we understand that foot and ankle pain can have a significant impact on your daily life, and we will work with you to develop a treatment plan specific to your needs.

To consult with one of our podiatrists, please request an appointment online, or call (847) 285-4200.

Why Choose a Podiatrist at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists?

At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, our specialty-trained podiatrists are recognized experts in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle injuries and conditions. Our podiatrists have the training, expertise, and experience to assess, diagnose, and treat your injury or condition individually to your needs.

To consult with one of our podiatrists, please request an appointment online, or call (847) 285-4200.

Appointment Resources

Once you have scheduled your appointment with one of our specialty-trained podiatrists, please use the links below to obtain our New Patient Forms and browse through our tips and suggestions on preparing for your appointment.

New Patient Forms

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