The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions.

Screening Guidelines

There are no screening guidelines for foot pain.

However, if you have a specific medical condition that may increase your risk of a foot disorder, your doctor may regularly examine your feet. For example, if you have diabetes, you may be at risk for foot ulceration and in extreme cases, lower extremity amputations, particularly if you have any loss of sensation, foot deformities, ]]>peripheral vascular disease]]> , or prior foot ulcers. Ask your healthcare provider how often you should have your feet examined.