Your feet can let you know if there is something wrong. By picking up on these clues, you will be able to keep your feet and your body healthy. Be sure you never ignore the following signs and see a podiatrist immediately if these problems appear.
Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore
- Cold feet-it is natural for feet to experience cold. However, it could be a sign of high blood pressure, heart disease, anemia, or uncontrolled diabetes if they are always cold. It can also indicate hypothyroidism. Quit smoking right away as this can cause cold feet.
- Toes that change colors-if your toes change colors from white to blue to red, that is a sign of Raynaud’s disease. Stress and a fluctuation in temperature can cause this change as well. The disease may also trigger conditions like thyroid issues, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjogren’s disease.
- Heel pain-heel pain is the number one indicator you may have plantar fasciitis. However, arthritis and tendonitis can cause this issue. The cause of the condition may also be poorly fitted shoes, over-exercising, or bone spurs.
- Burning feet- people with diabetes feel burning feet because of nerve damage. Others who may experience a burning foot are those with athletes’ foot, poor circulation, vitamin B deficiency, or hypothyroidism. A burning foot can also indicate chronic kidney disease or Athlete’s foot.
- Pain in the big toe joint-if you experience paint at this joint, it can be a sign of Gout. If you have swelling and redness that looks like a bunion that has become inflamed, get checked by your podiatrist. They will be able to give you the proper diagnosis.
Our medical team at Your Next Step Podiatry has offices in several convenient locations. We serve Berwyn, Chester County, and the Western Suburbs. We also serve Montgomery County, Greater Philadelphia and Lower Merion, and the Downingtown areas. We can help bring your feet back to their best health. Board-certified Dr. Eric Ricefield, Dr. Mark Yagodich, and Dr. Aliza V. Eisen, board qualified, offer diagnoses and appropriate services for treating various conditions. Call our Downingtown office at (610) 873-0322 or our Ardmore office at (610) 642-8837 to see us right away.