Many of us constantly cage our feet in shoes without paying attention to them. Do you know that your feet can give you warning signs about some health conditions?
In this article, we shall be looking at some signs on your feet and what they are telling you about your health. You need to pay attention to your feet, know these warning signs, and when to call your doctor.
1. Cracked heels
This is one of the first signs that show there is a problem with your thyroid gland. Flaky, cracked and dried heels could be your feet warning you of a thyroid condition. However, certain weather conditions can also make the skin on your feet dry out.
2. Loss of hair on your toes
If you notice that you are losing hairs on your toes, it could be a sign of peripheral artery disease, which causes an insufficient flow of blood to the feet. This poor blood flow might be the reason for your balding toes.
3. Numbness on the feet
This is one major sign that should not be ignored. It could be another sign of peripheral artery disease or complications of type 2 diabetes. It is important you visit your doctor if you notice this sign on your feet for proper diagnosis.
4. Dark discolouration under your toenails
If you notice dark spots on your toenails, and you don’t remember injuring your toenails, then it is a sign of serious health problems. It can either be a warning sign of cancer (hidden melanoma) or fungal infection.
5. Foot pain
Constant pain in the feet could be a sign of arthritis and requires urgent medical attention. If you experience this pain, particularly in the morning, you need to visit your doctor as soon as possible.
I hope this helps someone.