It’s a lesser known fact that your feet are great tools for diagnosing potential health problems. There is no need to be a doctor to understand what your feet changes say about your health.
We are continuing the list of signs and symptoms of your feet changes that can help you discover health problems in time if something is seriously wrong.
You can find the first list of signs here.
Neuropathy is a long-term complication that occurs due to diabetes and has an effect on your nerves. The nerves are responsible for sending information between the body and the brain, which activates the senses and you can touch, feel, watch, listen and move. If these nerves are damaged, they can cause problems in various parts of your body. Neuropathy may be the result of a high blood glucose level. This prevents nutrients from reaching blood vessels and results in the disappearance of the nerve fiber. Sensory neuropathy generally attacks the nerves located in your legs and feet, but sometimes it can affect the palms and hands. If you have lost the feeling of pain in your feet, feel tired, or feel no fever, consult your doctor.
The painful joints of your feet, or rheumatoid arthritis, is a disorder in which your immunity attacks your body. It usually has an influence on the joints and causes painful swelling that can lead to bone erosion and joint deformity. Inflammation associated with this arthritis can harm other parts of your body, although the disease can be treated with modern medicines. If you feel something similar, visit your doctor as soon as possible.
Friable skin on your feet Athlete’s foot
The Athlete’s foot is an inflammatory skin disease that attacks the lower part of the feet and the skin between your fingers. Usually, the skin is red and friable and can be covered with small blisters. It is most commonly caused by an infectious fungal infection that is obtained from walking barefoot in public places like gymnasts, public swimming pools, shared baths and nail salons. This disease is treated easily, but if you suffer from diabetes or weakened immunity, it is best to visit your doctor.
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Deformity of fingers and nails
Foot deformities are various physical changes resulting from untreated medical conditions. These changes can be in the form of roundness of the nails, curvature of the nails, softening the nail or increasing of the fingertips. It is not always clear why these deformities occur, but it is known that they are activated by certain diseases. They are most commonly caused by lung and respiratory system disorders. Deformities can be a sign of cancer, heart problems, overactive thyroid, gastrointestinal infections and liver disease. If you notice any deformity of your fingers or nails, visit your doctor.
Finger color changing
Finger color changing is one of the main symptoms of Raynor’s disease. This disease causes a change in color and common tingling of the feet. This happens because smaller arteries that carry the blood to the skin narrow down and reduce circulation. Usually, the affected parts of the skin get white, and then they can become blue and cold. Heating your body improves circulation, and the affected spots become red, swelling and cause itching.