There are a lot of tough guys in the world. These "tough guys" would include anyone that is too prideful or stubborn to get help for wounds or injuries that they deem as petty. This kind of an attitude is ok for smaller injuries, or when you have cuts or bruises that are on a part of your body that doesn't affect your everyday life. However, when you have injuries on your feet and ankles, this can pose to be a pretty big deal because you use your feet so much in every action that your body makes. In these cases, it is important to seek the professional help of a foot doctor.
There are many different ailments and injuries that would be appropriate to call a podiatrist. One of the most common is that of blisters and persistent aches and pains in your heels and in your ankles. Sometimes you can get very dry skin which will lead to some pretty intense cracking and scaling on your heel. You would also want to call a foot doctor if you ran into bacterial infections or even any signs of it. Some of these signs include things like redness, tenderness, swelling, and also just constant pain. You might also see some streaks of red on your foot where the bacterial infection is the worst.