Feet are the farthest part of both heart and spine, which is why they show the first changes in the body. Therefore, it is important to follow any change in your feet in order to avoid any health problems. Here are the top 10 messages that your feet tell you:
1. Loss of tiny hairs on your toes
Although most women do not have much hair on their toes, this may indicate circulation problems. Sudden hair loss is a sign that your feet do not get much blood that is needed to maintain hair growth.
There is also a possibility that your heart does not pump enough blood to your feet, so make sure you consult your doctor and do more detailed
Spasms in your feet may be a sign of problems with your nerves, but oftentimes this indicates dehydration and malnutrition. Every day, especially if you exercise, drink enough liquids to hydrate your body. Eat more food rich in potassium, magnesium, and calcium to increase the intake of these nutrients.
3. Sores that cannot heal
Sores on your feet that do not heal are a clear indicator of diabetes. If you do not regulate your high blood sugar for a long time, it will cause nerve damages which results in cuts with no physical pain. Sores that do not heal may also be a symptom of skin cancer. Melanoma develops in any part of the body, even between your toes, so you better check your skin thoroughly.
4. Cold feet
Hypothyreosis is the reason why you cannot keep your feet warm and they are constantly cold. If you are over 40, you are likely to have a ‘lazy’ thyroid. This health problem may cause hair loss, dizziness, sudden weight gain and depression. A simple blood test will show you whether you need a special therapy.
5. Enlarged big toe
If you notice that your big toe has suddenly increased, looks all red, irritated and swollen, seek for medical help immediately. This is commonly caused by gout, infections, arthritis, or a physical injure.
6. Numb toes or parts of the foot
Numb feet may be a sign of diabetes, chronic alcoholism or a side-effect of chemotherapy. But, if it feels like only one of your feet is numb, there may be a problem with the nerve endings in your foot with occurs as a result of unfitting shoes.
7. Pointed joint
Growths on the joint at the base of your thumb is not a direct consequence of wearing high heels. On the contrary, this is a genetic deformation on your foot which may be even worse if you wear unfitting shoes. Surgery is the only way to remove such growths.
8. Pain in the heels
Plantar fasciitis, or the syndrome of overuse, is the most common cause of the pain in your heels. It usually occurs in the moment when you stand up. If you wear smaller or unfitting shoes, your condition may get even worse. There are some easy exercises focused on your muscle stretching that will help you improve your condition.
9. Scaling and itching
Itchy feet and scaling skin are a sign of fungal infection that may be relieved with proper creams and good hygiene. Psoriasis is sometimes the cause of such unpleasant itching, and it requires proper medical care.
Color changes are a sign of aging, but when accompanied with brittle nails, they may indicate a fungal infection. It can be treated with certain creams. Yellowish nails are also common in women who polish their nails constantly.