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Common Ignored Problem On Feet

Nov 6

Ignoring early warning signs of foot problems can increase the risk of more serious foot diseases. Be aware that other symptoms and lifestyle factors can also contribute to painful feet excessive or constant foot pain can be a symptom of more serious illnesses. Foot pain can indicate broken bones, arthritis or plantar fasciitis. It can also mean being aware of other serious problems.

Pain, tenderness and inflammation in the feet can be caused by all kinds of skin injuries or infections. Common foot injuries that usually lead to pain are blisters, calluses, corns, ingrown toe nails and wounds.

Foot pain can also result from diseases such as arthritis. Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints causing swelling, stiffness and pain. Common types of arthritis include osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Common Ignored Problem On Feet

Some common ignored problem on feet can cause a serious illness. Among the most serious foot problems are diabetes complications. Diabetes can lead to nerve damage causing loss of feeling or numbness in the feet. This lack of sensation increases the risk for developing foot ulcers which can become infected and lead to amputation. Poor blood flow throughout the body can also cause foot problems such as poor wound healing.

Other conditions that may contribute to foot pain include gout, spurs, hammertoes, bunions or broken bones in the feet. Constant pain in the feet may be a sign of more serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke, cancer or an infection in the bones.

If you experience persistent pain in your feet and cannot find a cause for it, see a doctor immediately. Common foot problems can usually be treated with over-the-counter medications and lifestyle changes. However chronic or severe pain may indicate greater issues and more serious treatments will be necessary.

Overall, be aware of your feet and pay attention to any unusual changes in sensation or pain that lasts longer than a few days. Common foot injuries usually heal within a week or two on their own; however constant or severe pain should always be check out by a doctor. If you cannot find the cause for your foot pain after consulting with a physician do not hesitate to go for another opinion.

Foot problems Symptoms

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, be aware that they could indicate a more serious underlying condition - purple toes, numbness or tingling, red or swollen feet, fluid-filled blisters or sores, unusually dry skin on your foot soles, pain when walking and/or climbing stairs and pain that wakes you up at night.