It’s time to note for problems hiding in your sock
Podiatrists say that since our feet are far away from our spine and heart, it is vulnerable for higher range of nerve issues. Any changes in the texture of our feet like colorations, dryness, etc., or with the nails, it could be a symptom of a disease which could be treated if found early. Here, we have listed out a few major foot concerns which is best to be checked with your physician.
Bald feet and toes
This can mean some serious blood circulation problems. Hair requires blood flow and hence hairlessness can be a sign of insufficient or interrupted blow flow.
Recurrent foot cramping
This means lack of fluids and nutritional scarcities. These cramps occur randomly due to dehydration. So make sure you drink adequate water and also check on your potassium, magnesium and calcium intakes. Simple remedy is to soak your feet in warm water and keeping the toes pointed upwards. If cramps persist check the doctor for circulatory or nervous issues.
Wound that takes time to heal
This can mean Diabetes or skin cancer. Sometimes a cut or sore can occur even without you feeling it which is a danger sign of diabetes. Excess glucose levels are prone to attack your feet tissues initially. This cut may develop infection or even worse it could call for amputation. Also, melanoma can occur in legs too. So it’s best to keep an eye on skin checks.
This is a common symptom of Hypothyroidism. This condition also has other symptoms like hair loss, fatigue and abnormal gain in weight. This is common after 40 years of age. On proper medication, you’ll start warming up.
Swollen big toe
This might mean Gout or any other inflammatory problem. Sudden enlargement of big toe along with pain, redness and joint pains might require immediate medical attention.
This means a condition called Plantar fasciitis. It causes a sharp pricking pain in the heels when you stand or walk. This is due to a strain in the ligament and it is best to check on the type of shoes you wear. Proper stretching exercises are mandatory.
Itchy or peeling skin
This means Fungal infection. Even if you’re not an athlete you can still be prone to athletes foot. Try to keep your foot from being moist. Treat with anti-fungal cream if itchiness persists.
This can either mean Fungus or pedicure overload. Don’t worry if your toenails are yellow. This could be over application of nail polish without breaks. Sometimes age also matters. If your nails are brittle, it could be due to fungal attack and its best to consult your doctor.