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Talking to Your Doctor About Foot Pain
You have a unique medical history. It is vital to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or your experience with foot pain. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
General Tips for Gathering Information
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
Specific Questions to Ask Your Doctor
About Your Feet and Specific Foot Problem
About Your Risk of Developing Foot Problems
About Treatment Options
About Lifestyle Changes
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Last reviewed November 2012 by Brian Randall, MD
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