If you’re struggling with blisters, bunions, corns, ingrown toenails, irritated areas or circulation issues in your feet, a podiatrist in the Sutter Health network can help.
Your podiatrist assesses your feet and ankles; checks your sensitivity as well as your flexibility and balance; and looks for swelling, tenderness, limpness and stiffness. Your podiatrist even investigates how well your shoes fit and determines if they could be causing you problems.
Such visual exams identify many foot problems. Other concerns need a closer look, so your doctor might also recommend an ultrasound, X-ray or other radiographic exam of your foot or ankle.
Your doctor might also suggest a gait analysis to evaluate your movement when walking or running. This helps to reveal a limp, any stiffness and how well your leg bones and feet line up as you move.