Health Tip: Alert a Podiatrist to Foot
(HealthDay News) -- Problems with your feet shouldn't be
ignored. They can get worse over time, and can signal trouble
The American Podiatric Medical Association mentions these issues
that should be discussed with a podiatrist:
- An open sore or ulcer on the feet, as they can indicate
problems such as high blood pressure, sickle cell disease or a
blood vessel condition.
- Swelling of the feet, which can indicate problems with the
heart, circulatory system or kidneys.
- A burning sensation in the feet, which may indicate poor
These underlying medical issues also should be discussed with a
- Cardiovascular disease or high blood pressure, which could lead
to insufficient blood flow to the feet.
- Rheumatic heart disease, as medications used to treat it may
interfere with some medications used to treat foot problems.
- Diabetes, as it may affect sensation and circulation in the
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