Signs Your Foot Problems Are Predictors of a Larger Health Issue

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Oct 5, 2015 3:57:09 PM

crystal_ballDid you know that your feet may act as a crystal ball to alert you about other health issues in your body? Sometimes foot problems show the first signs of larger health issues you may not know you’re dealing with. Learn what they are in the article excerpt below, then how Adler Footcare can help.

Posted by: Silverman Ankle & Foot

5 Health Conditions Diagnosed Through Your Feet

These problems in your feet may signal that you’re dealing with a larger health issue.

Dry, Flaked Feet – If the skin around your heel and ball of your foot is dry, cracked and flaky, you might be dealing with a thyroid condition. Your thyroid gland produces hormones that control metabolic rate, blood pressure, tissue growth and nervous system development, and when there’s an issue with your thyroid, an early symptom is dry, flaky skin on your feet.

Morning Foot Pain  Foot pain in the morning may be a signal that you are dealing with plantar fasciitis. This condition is caused by inflammation of the thick band of tissue that connects your heel to your toes. When your feet are rested for a long period, the muscles and tissues contract. When you take your first steps of the day, the tissues stretch, and if you’re dealing with inflammation, that’s when you’ll feel pain.

Bald Toes – If you notice that your toes are losing a little bit of hair, it could be a sign that you have poor blood circulation caused by peripheral arterial disease (PAD). PAD is categorized by a buildup of plaque in the leg arteries, and the decrease in blood flow to the area can cause problems.

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It’s important to take care of your feet daily and routinely inspect them. If you ever notice anything out of the ordinary, or experience chronic foot pain, it’s crucial that you contact a podiatrist. Just as is the case with a bad cold or broken bone, if you don’t get the proper treatment, the issue will only get worse.

Your foot pain could stem from a number of problems. A New York podiatrist can help treat those problems because Adler Footcare offers the latest advances in podiatry to help eliminate your foot pain. Whether it be a bony bump on your big toe known as a bunion, toenail fungus, or misaligned feet, you can contact Adler Footcare today to schedule a free foot assessment.  

Don’t hesitate to contact Adler Footcare for even what may seem like a simple issue, like those mentioned above. It could signal a more significant health concern.

At Adler Footcare, we believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment.

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Topics: foot problems, foot pain