Who to go to
First of all, you need to turn to a local therapist, who will examine the foot, prescribe common tests and refer for x-rays. After the results, the therapist is likely to give direction to a more narrow specialist. They can become a neurologist, orthopedic surgeon, phlebologist etc.
It happens in almost all municipal clinics. If you guess, what is your disease, that can be sent directly to a specific specialist. What – tell the receptionist of the clinic.
The character of the pain is different
If during the day you suffer from nagging pain, there is a desire to lie down and elevate your legs higher, it is likely that you have problems with the veins, hence, you should contact phlebologist or vascular surgeon. And then followed by a likely direction for the ultrasound. Women after 35 years is generally indicated consultation phlebologist, as they are more men exposed to varicose veins.
A vascular surgeon will help, if pain in the calf. Nature – compressing, chilling, worse when walking. Perhaps the reason lies in the atherosclerosis of the arteries.
Radiating pain in the legs, inability to lift weights due to the onset of pain talks about osteoarthritis, which is different. Contact your neurologist or spine. Pains in spine, radiating to the sciatic nerve? The reason may be a neuritis (inflammation) of the sciatic nerve. It is necessary to consult a neurologist.
Serious disease is thrombosis arteries. Its symptoms – diffuse pain in the region of blood clots. The limb is at first pale, then turn blue. The treatment of this disease surgeon. Common are diseases of the knee, in particular arthritis of the knee joint. Arthritis can cause severe pain in the feet. In this case, treatment will be appointed by the surgeon.
If your pain is a consequence of any injuries, then go on reception to the surgeon or orthopedist. These professionals will also help with such common diseases as flat feet.
It is impossible to ignore
Remember, foot pain can be caused by various diseases, sometimes very heavy. Because at the slightest concern please contact the staff. Because timely diagnosis and qualified assistance increase the chances of a speedy recovery.