Slideshow: What Your Feet Say About Your Health
See your GP immediately as early diagnosis is key to preventing damage to the joints and cartilage. The most common of these are scaly patches of skin and red, itchy bumps or patches all over the place. Foot pain may be caused by injuries sprains, strains, bruises, and fractures , diseases diabetes, Hansen disease, and gout , viruses, fungi, and bacteria plantar warts and athlete's foot , or even ingrown toenails. What causes skin peeling between toes with an odor? Lost Voice Guy and The D-Day Darlings victorious after controversial results twist A new rule change meant that some of the power was put back into the judges' hands. William Humphreys , consultant. Plantar Fasciitis A tough, protective ligament the plantar fascia that runs from the heel bone to the base of the toes acts as a shock absorber and support for the arch of the foot.
Lesson of the week: The painful red foot—inflammation or ischaemia?
Discoloration You know to check your body and face for skin cancer, but you probably overlook your feet. Bacteria and yeasts can then invade the broken skin. It is helpful to examine the feet whenever there is a fungal groin rash called tinea cruris , or jock itch. Wearing narrow shoes that squeeze the toes together is a major cause. Toenail Fungus Toenail fungus can give nails an unattractive, deformed appearance.
Dry skin xeroderma may be caused by external factors, like cold temperatures, low humidity, harsh soaps, and certain medications, or internal factors, such as thyroid disease, diabetes, psoriasis, or Sjogren's syndrome. Help for Your Heartburn Therapy at Home? In many cases, no one knows what caused the nerve damage. The feedback you provide will help us show you more relevant content in the future. What kind of doctor treats athlete's foot? Also, weakened bones due to osteoporosis increases the risk. They include scaling, flaking and peeling skin on the bottom of the feet, which can extend from the heel to the toes.