COVID-19 Not an Excuse to Ignore Foot and Ankle Pain: MD Podiatrist

Many people deal with foot and ankle concerns by simply ignoring them, hoping the problem goes away. However, certain symptoms could be a sign of a serious condition, warn experts. “A foot and ankle surgeon has the right education and training to provide preventive care and early intervention, which remain essential, even in the age of COVID-19 when you may be avoiding in-person visits,” says Daniel Michaels, DPM.

“Even foot and ankle symptoms that seem minor could be signs of a serious medical condition, like diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, or arthritis,” says Dr. Michaels. “Consulting a foot and ankle surgeon is the first step toward diagnosis and early intervention.”