Stress fractures (tiny cracks in a bone) are most common in the weight-bearing bones of the lower leg and foot. Experiencing pain in your feet while walking/exercising which goes away while resting is said to be a sign.
While they are usually considered to be a sign of osteoporosis, they can also occur due to the lack of nutrients, poor footwear, certain sports, suddenly shifting from a sedentary lifestyle to intense training, and more.
When an individual develops peripheral arterial disease (PAD), they experience a reduction in the amount of blood that flows to their legs. Sometimes, it may occur due to a build-up of fatty deposits within the walls of the arteries.
“Signs of PAD can include decreased hair growth on the feet and ankles, purplish toes, and thin or shiny skin,” said Dr. Suzanne Fuchs, a podiatric surgeon at the North Shore University Hospital in New York.
“Many, many people with diabetes are diagnosed first because of foot problems,” said Marlene Reid, a foot specialist based in Illinois.
Experiencing pain or tingling sensations in your feet can be one of the early symptoms of diabetes. Aside from numbness, some may also complain about sores, cuts, and wounds on their feet that do not heal. This occurs due to the high levels of blood sugar which can eventually lead to nerve damage if not controlled.
75% of people over the age of 18 have experienced foot pain. Keep your feet healthy by seeking the advice of a podiatrist.
During this time of isolation many people are working from home. As a result they are either in socks or barefoot. If you are standing for more than 20 minutes on hard surfaces you should be wearing shoes. This will prevent foot discomfort and pain.
Many of the foot conditions in our homeless populations are highly preventable. We can all help by having packages of socks in our cars or briefcases to distribute to the homeless people we meet each and every day.
People who spend the whole day wearing flip flops are setting themselves up for foot pain. They don’t provide support and can cause arch and heel pain.
May is National Foot Health Month. It is a good opportunity to have your feet checked and to have your issues dealt with by a Podiatrist. Allow us to improve your quality of life.