8 symptoms of serious foot ailments

foot ailments

Well, at least I didn’t go down without explaining myself first.

They can tell you about serious illnesses, such as diabetes and heart disease, before you see a doctor. Just understand these symptoms.

Legs with dry and cracked skin

This can be a sign of problems with the thyroid gland (especially the glands near the windpipe), especially when it is useless to take care of the moisture in the feet. When there is a problem in the thyroid gland, it is unable to produce thyroid hormones which work for metabolic rate, blood pressure, muscle development and nervous system. According to a medical study, as a result of thyroid problems, the skin becomes extremely dry, especially the skin of the feet begins to crack and it is only beneficial to see a doctor if the condition does not improve.

Hair loss from nails

If the hair on the toes suddenly disappears, it may be a sign of blood vessel disease as it may indicate poor blood circulation. In this case, the growth of hair in the legs is reduced.

A wound that is not healing

This can be a sign of diabetes. According to medical research reports, uncontrolled glucose levels damage the nerves and affect blood circulation, which prevents blood from reaching the legs. If there is any injury to the legs during this time, it will not heal properly. According to medical experts, most people are diagnosed with diabetes because of foot problems.

Swelling of the thumb

This is a sign of poor diet because the effects of what you eat affect the joints of the thumb. Ingredients found in red meat, fish and alcohol increase the amount of uric acid in the body which can cause swollen toes and swelling which can cause severe pain.

Tiny red lines on toenails

This can be a sign of a heart infection. According to medical experts, the effects of damage to the blood vessels are felt in the toenails. This is when the small veins under the nails are damaged by small blood clots and this is a sign of an infection in the internal system of the heart. This infection can lead to heart failure.

Toes nails become soft and swollen without any change in the bone

It could be a sign of lung cancer or heart disease. The tips of the toes become swollen when there is lung cancer or severe infection, heart disease etc. can also cause it. Lung cancer and heart disease reduce the resistance of the arteries, resulting in increased blood flow to the nails and fingers, causing the tissues to swell.

Changing the structure of toenails

It can be a sign of anemia or skin diseases. Spoon-shaped nails or fingers indicate a lack of iron in the body and can sometimes be a sign of skin diseases that attack the body’s immune cells.

A straight line under the surface of the nails

A deep and vertical line inside the toenails can be a sign of early cancer. It can be a black line that is aligned from the beginning to the end of the nails. In this case, the doctor should be shown that it is not a fungus.

Note: This article is for general information only. Readers should also consult their physician in this regard.


Author: DoctorMaryam.org

3rd Professional Medical Student. Karachi Medical and Dental College.

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