You use your feet for simple tasks like walking to complex feats like dancing or mountain climbing! Either way, your feet support your entire body and are subject to significant wear and tear over time. Did you know that your feet are an incredible source of detecting symptoms indicating underlying or developing health issues? It is true. Numbness, swelling, and discoloration are usually all indicators of serious health problems like diabetes, nerve damage, infections, and more.
When it comes to foot and ankle problems, patients are usually double-minded about whether to see a doctor or not. Most people think that foot pain is normal and it will disappear itself. While that may be true in some cases, we can surely tell you that it is not normal to have persistent or recurring foot discomfort. If such is the case, it is time to see your podiatrist immediately.
Moreover, you need to keep checking your feet regularly. If you notice or experience any of the following, consult your foot doctor immediately:
Are you Diabetic? Type 1 and 2 diabetes patients are more likely to have foot problems such as poor circulation, nerve damage, ulceration, and infection. If you have diabetes, you should have a foot exam regularly to help avoid these potentially severe complications.
While resting, elevating, compressing, and stretching your feet daily is an effective way to ensure proper circulation and smooth movement, any discomfort should not be ignored.
Do not hesitate to contact the office of Dr. John C. Marzano at Westchester Podiatric Healing Medicine, P.C., in Yonkers, NY, for any questions regarding foot health routines. You can visit our office at 984 N. Broadway, Suite LL03, Yonkers, NY 10701, or call us at (914) 423-0600 for more information on the many services that we provide.