Your feet need to carry you through the day and if they are not cooperating, you may want to ask yourself these 5 simple questions to see if there is something more to your foot discomfort or pain.
- Do you feel like your feet have pins and needles poking into them?
- Are your feet cold while the rest of your body seems to be at the right temperature?
- Have your feet become pale or changed in color to a light red or blue?
- Do you have sores on your feet that are not healing quickly?
- Have you noticed a slow growth pattern in your toe nails or toe hair?
Life does not always allow the time or convenience to maintain an ideal lifestyle. Family Foot & Ankle Care, PC can provide you with the treatment you need if you can identify with one or more of the following:
- Unhealthy lifestyle decisions
- Not exercising enough or at all
- Being overweight or obese
- Poor food and meal choices
However, there are some helpful steps you can take to prevent poor foot circulation that does not require a huge change in your daily lifestyle:
- Good foot hygiene and taking care of your corns and calluses right away
- Inspect your feet for change in color or sores that have not healed
- Wear proper shoes that do not create pressure on parts of your feet
- See your doctor to treat wounds or infections before they become worse
If numbness or tingling in your feet occurs you may be at risk for more serious diseases. Some of these habits associated with the symptoms can cause an uneasy blood flow to your organs or muscles and create permanent nerve damage. This could lead to problems such as diabetes, kidney damage or strokes. If this is something you are questioning it is time to call Dr. Discont or Dr. Krahn at 480-732-0033 and schedule an appointment located in Chandler.