Woman walking bare foot on the beach.

When to See a Podiatrist for a Foreign Body in Your Foot?

foreign body in Foot

While enjoying the summer and the warm weather, you take many steps every day with bare feet or only wearing socks. It’s no wonder getting a foreign body like a splinter, glass, or thorn stuck in your foot is a common problem, especially in kids and diabetic patients with neuropathy.

Often, you can remove a foreign body from your foot using a clean pair of tweezers at home with no consequences.

Walking barefoot often leads to a foreign body in foot.

When To See the Podiatrist

However, if there is the persistence of pain, any signs of infection including redness, swelling, or drainage at the site of entry, or if you are a diabetic patient with neuropathy, make an appointment with one of our doctors for a consultation.

We can examine your foot, get an x-ray and ultrasound done to detect any remaining fragments of that foreign body, determine its depth, and if any further treatment is needed.

At Advanced Foot Care offices on Long Island, we remove the foreign body painlessly under guided high-resolution ultrasound to make your visit pleasant and efficient.

We look forward to seeing you in our offices and providing the best help! Until then, enjoy the summer and stay safe.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Scroll to Top