Many people wonder how healthy they are, especially when they reach their 30s or 40s. We start to question whether or not we are as healthy as we can be, and what changes we need to make in our lifestyles. If you are curious as to your state of health, your feet can tell you a lot.
My Feet Are Always Cold
Believe it or not, it is not typical to have perpetually cold feet. One reason for cold feet could be some type of circulatory problem possibly linked to heart disease, high blood pressure or even smoking. Uncontrolled diabetes and anemia can also cause your feet to freeze.
My Toes Turn Colors
While it may seem like a mystery of science to have toes that turn reddish, bluish and whitish, there are very real reasons this could be happening to you. Vasospasms, or a sudden narrowing of the arteries, can cause your toes to turn from normal to white to normal.
My Feet Drag When I Walk
One of the first indicators of a potentially serious problem could be a change in your gait or a dragging of your feet when you walk. Nearly a third of foot dragging cases are linked to diabetes. Other issues that could be causing you to drag your feet include infection and vitamin deficiency. You may also be experiencing some type of problem with your spinal cord or brain.
My Feet Feel Like They Are On Fire
A burning sensation in your feet is not typical. If you experience this type of sensation in your feet, you may have undiagnosed or uncontrolled diabetes. Other causes include kidney disease, poor circulation and athlete’s foot.
My Sores Don’t Heal
If you have a sore or sores on your feet that you can’t seem to get to heal, you should be tested to see if you have diabetes. In fact, if you have sores on your feet that won’t heal, you should seek medical attention sooner rather than later. You may have diabetes, but you may also have some type of artery disease. A doctor can diagnose you properly.
My Feet Are Killing Me
It’s not unusual for your feet to be sore on occasion, but if you seem to be living with foot pain that just won’t go away, you should seek a diagnosis. One of the first culprits to look at is your footwear of choice, but you could also be dealing with a fractured bone or a strain.
If your feet don’t feel as normal as they should as regularly as they should, it’s time to visit an experienced podiatrist. Dr. Elizabeth Auger is available to residents of Salt Lake City and the surrounding area. She will examine your feet and provide you with your medical options. Call Dr. Auger’s office today to schedule an appointment and get your feet back on the road to good health.