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Foot problems

Feet are complex structures made up of bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, nerves, blood vessels, and skin. They are prone to aches and pains and a variety of problems and conditions. These can include corns and calluses, bunions, papillomas and ingrown toenails. Most foot problems are easy to avoid and simple to treat but it is important to visit a chiropodist if you suffer from chronic or recurrent foot pain and/or dysfunction.

No one is safe from foot problems however older and overweight people, diabetics, athletes and dancers who place more demand on their feet are more likely to develop foot disorders. People with diabetes must check their feet regularly as they are more likely to develop serious foot problems.

Foot problems are mainly caused by abuse and neglect and there are many things you can do to help prevent problems such as; wash your feet daily and dry them thoroughly, report foot pain to your doctor, wear properly fitting shoes, walk often to improve circulation, warm up before exercising, avoid walking barefoot, trim your toenails straight across with clippers specially designed for the purpose.

How your feet feel can reflect your general health. If they hurt, they may be signalling a more serious condition so it is important to be alert to warning signs. Foot pain or problems can be an early indication of problems such as arthritis, diabetes, nerve and circulatory disorders and other conditions.


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