Swollen Feet Specialist

Desert Foot & Ankle

Podiatry & Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in Mesa, AZ & Phoenix, AZ

Having swollen feet can be a sign of an injury, chronic condition, or blood circulation issue, among other problems. Because swollen feet can be a warning sign of something serious, schedule an evaluation at Desert Foot and Ankle right away. Click on the online booking feature or call the Phoenix or Mesa, Arizona, clinic location directly to book.

Swollen Feet Q & A

What causes swollen feet?

It’s normal for your feet to swell a little if you’ve been standing and working on your feet all day. But your feet shouldn’t become so swollen that it becomes difficult to slip on shoes or starts getting painful to stand or walk. If your feet continue to swell, it could be a sign of:

  • Diabetic wounds
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stress fractures
  • Arthritis

Your feet can also regularly swell up due to hypertension, congestive heart failure, varicose veins, or another chronic issue. So many different issues are associated with feet swelling, making it important to seek medical intervention before your symptoms progress.

When should I see a podiatrist for swollen feet?

You should schedule an evaluation at Desert Foot and Ankle if you notice that your feet seem to be swollen on a regular basis and are starting to affect your daily life. Book an exam right away if your swollen feet are:

  • Painful, sore, or tender
  • Lasting for more than a few days
  • Associated with redness
  • Accompanied by skin discoloration
  • Showing indentations from socks and shoes
  • Making it uncomfortable for you to walk or stand

Your dedicated podiatrist at Desert Foot and Ankle evaluates your personal medical history and discusses your overall health with you. To get to the root of what’s causing your swollen feet, they may also order laboratory tests, X-ray imaging, or ultrasounds. Once your podiatrist diagnoses you, they talk with you about different treatment options.

How are swollen feet treated?

Treating swollen feet often includes a series of solutions to relieve discomfort and prevent future swelling. Your swollen feet treatment plan at Desert Foot and Ankle may include:

  • Compression stockings
  • Wound debridement
  • Custom orthotics
  • Diabetic shoes

Because swollen feet sometimes stem from an underlying health issue, like high blood pressure, your podiatrist at Desert Foot and Ankle may also work with your primary care physician to ensure you receive the medications you need to keep that issue under control.

Before living another day with uncomfortable swollen feet, schedule an evaluation at Desert Foot and Ankle. Book your visit online or over the phone.