Check your feet daily. You need to look for skin between the toes which could be peeling, as this is a sign of athlete’s foot. Also, check for any discoloration and swelling which may be a sign of fungal infection. If you are a diabetic patient, you must give more attention to your feet as diabetes leads to high chances of the foot complications.
Don’t hesitate to visit a doctor if you are suffering from a painful foot. Most feet problems can be cured quickly and easily with the advice of a podiatrist.
Understanding a few medical conditions of the feet would help you to diagnose early.
Bunion– Involves a protruding bone. Symptoms- Stiffness and pain in the big toe.
Hammertoes- When your toes get bent downward from its middle joint. It is due to muscle imbalance.
Flat feet- The entire feet touch the ground.
Athlete’s feet- Fungal infection grows in between toes. Symptoms are itching, swelling and redness.
Callouses- A part of the foot gets thickened and hardened especially due to friction.
Arthritis- Stiffness in any joint.