In fact, feet can fully show the symptoms of our body. Your good or bad body can be reflected from your feet. Let's see if your body has these symptoms.
1. Cold feet
A major cause of cold toes is poor blood circulation, sometimes related to smoking, high blood pressure or heart disease. Nerve damage caused by runaway diabetes can also cause cold feet.
Other causes include hypothyroidism and anemia. It's best to see a doctor to find out the cause of foot cold.
2. Foot pain
Wearing inappropriate shoes for a long time can cause foot pain. However, foot pain should also be careful of stress fractures (also known as fatigue fractures). Excessive intensity sports such as basketball and long-distance running can easily lead to foot fractures, and patients with osteoarthritis are at greater risk.
Burning pain in feet is very common in diabetic patients with peripheral nerve injury. Other possible causes of foot burning include B vitamin deficiency, beriberi, chronic kidney disease, poor blood circulation of lower limbs and hypothyroidism.
The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. Arthritis, excessive exercise, and shoes that don't fit can also cause foot pain.
3. Foot swelling
Standing too long, long-distance flight, pregnancy, etc. may lead to foot swelling.
Other causes of foot swelling include poor blood circulation, lymphatic system diseases, thrombosis, nephropathy and hypothyroidism.
4. Foot itching
Foot itching and peeling may be caused by beriberi fungal infection, which is more common in the age group of 20 ~ 40 years old.
Contact dermatitis can also cause itching, redness and peeling of the feet. Another major cause may be psoriasis.
Difficult to heal foot ulcers are one of the important signals of diabetes. Diabetic patients should wash their feet and check their feet every day.
6. Foot cramp
Excessive exercise or muscle fatigue are common causes of sudden cramps (spasms) in the feet.
Other causes include reduced blood flow to the feet, dehydration, or potassium, magnesium and calcium imbalance, vitamin D deficiency, etc. Hormone disorders or thyroid abnormalities during pregnancy can also easily lead to foot cramps.
Moderate exercise can relieve muscle fatigue. Stretching your feet before going to bed and often drinking milk to supplement calcium can help prevent it.
7. Toe pain
Gout can easily lead to sudden pain in the big toe, accompanied by redness and swelling. Osteoarthritis and thumb stiffness can also cause redness, swelling and pain in the big toe.
Pain in the little toe (usually the third and fourth metatarsal) is often associated with Morton neuroma (also known as interphalangeal neuroma).
Women are 8 to 10 times more likely to suffer from the disease than men. The cause is usually trauma or excessive toe pressure.
8. Pestle, claw or spoon toe
Pulmonary diseases such as pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer are the most common causes of clubbing toe, but heart disease, liver and digestive diseases and some infections can also lead to clubbing toe.
The possible causes of claw toes include diabetes, alcoholism or neurological diseases. Exercise stretching, wearing special corrective shoes or surgery can be treated.
The causes of spoon toe include trauma, iron deficiency or frequent contact with petroleum solvents.
9. Yellow or white toenails
Fungal infection can easily lead to yellowing and thickening of toenails. Yellow and thick toenails may also be a symptom of lymphedema, lung disease or rheumatoid arthritis.
The causes of nail whitening include trauma, infection, etc. Toenail intact, but mostly white, may be symptoms of liver disease, congestive heart failure or diabetes.
In case of abnormality, you should go to the hospital for examination. If treated as soon as possible, most toenails can return to normal.
Foot dragging may be caused by sensory disturbance of the foot caused by peripheral nerve injury. The study found that about 30% of walking on foot is related to diabetes. Other causes include foot inflammation and cerebrovascular diseases.
The above ten foot problems are common at ordinary times. According to these foot problems, we can know what's wrong with the body, and help us find the right medicine to cure the disease. Instead of the so-called "headache cures the head and foot pain cures the foot", this is only a temporary cure, not a permanent cure, can not fundamentally solve the problem, and will delay the best treatment period.