Dr. Rouw's Foot and Ankle Blog

August 2019 from APMA FootPrints Newsletter

Podiatrists can provide a wide range of treatments, from  conservative care of the skin and nails to surgical options for advanced wounds or complications involving the bones of your feet. 

See your DPM if you experience: 

SERIOUS SPRAINS OR FRACTURES: Pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty walking on the affected foot or ankle are the most common symptoms.

PAIN THAT DOESN’T GO AWAY: Pain, stiffness, tingling, or other discomfort that doesn’t resolve quickly is your body’s way of communicating. Get these symptoms checked in a timely manner.

SKIN IRRITATION OR DISCOLORATION: Rashes, cracked skin, and other changes to the skin of the feet can leave you vulnerable to infection and should be checked by your podiatrist.

ABNORMAL GROWTHS, LUMPS, OR BUMPS ONYOUR FEET AND ANKLES: Warts, corns, calluses, and other bumps can be indications of infection, abnormalities in your gait, or more serious conditions.

CHANGES TO YOUR NAILS: Discoloration, thickening, pain, or drainage can be signs your toenails require a podiatrist’s attention. They

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Physicians and staff at Central Minnesota Foot and Ankle value spending time with their patients in order to fully evaluate their concerns, answer questions, and determine the best treatment plan. They offer specialized care in the treatment of foot and ankle disorders including special interests in foot surgery, sports medicine, custom orthotics, diabetic care, and skin and nail disorders.

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