Why is foot care important?

If you have diabetes, nerve damage, circulation problems, and infections can lead to serious foot problems. However, you can take precautions to maintain healthy feet.

Signs and symptoms of foot problems

It’s important to recognize early warning signs of foot problems, such as:

  • burning, tingling, or painful feet
  • loss of sensation to heat, cold, or touch
  • changes to the color or shape of your feet
  • loss of hair on the toes, feet, and lower legs
  • thickening and yellowing of the toenails
  • onset of red spots, blisters, sores, ulcers, infected corns, or ingrown toenails

If you have any of these symptoms, call your doctor immediately. Delay may result in serious health complications.

Potential complications

Following the tips above can help you to avoid foot problems. As stated above, high blood sugar levels over time can cause nerve damage and circulation problems. These problems can cause or contribute to foot problems. Left unnoticed or untreated, sores, ingrown toenails, and other problems can lead to infection. Poor circulation makes healing an infection difficult. So it’s best to avoid them if possible.

Infections that do not heal can cause skin and tissue to die and turn black. This is called gangrene. Treatment can involve surgery to amputate a toe, foot, or part of a leg.

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The Podiascan is one of the promising instrument to measure static/dynamic plantar foot pressure distribution at a clear high resolution.

It is used in potential foot ulcer patients that takes a flick of inner phenomenon to assess the degree of pronation or supination. Most importantly the product is quality tested under the guidance of skilled quality analysts .The dynamic images helps to ease the diagnosis and treatment choices.

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