Sudden change on the legs such as dry skin, nails, even the way your feet feels may be the first sign of illness. If these signs are caught early, it could help save your life.
“Our feet are the first parts to be affected by nerve issues because they’re the farthest from our hearts and spine,” Dr. Carolyn McAloon BS – Chairman of the Association of foot disease Medications California, US said.
Hairless Feet and Toes
This shows that your feet do not get enough blood to sustain the growth of hair, in other words, the heart does not pump enough blood to your legs. See a doctor to check the blood vessels in the legs and for the best treatment.
Frequent cramps in the feet can be a sign of serious problems like blood circulation, nerves, or simply due to lack of nutrients to the feet. Drinking adequate water, occasionally dipping feet in warm water, with added potassium, magnesium, calcium helps reduce the phenomenon of foot cramps.
Sore that will not heal
Ulcers on the legs are signs that you have diabetes or skin cancer. Blood sugar levels are not controlled can lead to nerve damage leading down to the feet, causing them to be able to paralysis, infection. In severe cases where the ulcer is not treated, the patient is capable of amputation. Non healing wounds in the feet can also be a sign of skin cancer.
If your feet are always in a cold condition, you might be suffering from hypothyroidism. The disease can also cause other symptoms such as hair loss, fatigue, weight gain and depression.
Toe Joint Pain
“The sudden onset of a red, hot, swollen, and painful joint requires immediate medical attention,” said Dr. Carolyn McAloon. Toe pain is known to be signs of dangerous diseases including gout, arthritis, infection and trauma.
Numbness in both feet is a sign of peripheral neuropathy, often accompanied by diabetes, chronic alcoholism or the side effects of chemotherapy. If you suffer from neuroma or numbness in one leg, it could be caused by a pinched nerve in the foot, ankle or back. This is also a sign of the disease often wearing tight shoes.
Podiatrists recommend them. Medicare often pays for them. Get yourself a pair and you won’t win any fashion prizes, but your feet will thank you.