Our skin is the largest organ of the human body. It is the only organ that can be readily seen or examined without any special instruments. The skin on your feet and legs is prone to the same damage you are sure to guard against by applying sun block to the skin on your face or arms. Most of us could agree that nothing hurts worse than trying to slip a sunburned foot into a shoe; but it is the sun's rays can cause much unseen damage that may lead to cancers.
All of us at AFAS want to remind you to protect the skin on your legs and feet as well as watching for any changes. Keep an eye on any markings to your skin. Changes in size and color are red flags for you to seek medical attention. Most problems that manifest in the skin can be treated with excellent results if caught early. Monitor any changes and be sure to note when it started, how long it has been present, and the specific changes that occurred. Make an appointment with Dr. Thomajan if you have any concerns about those skin changes to your foot and ankle. Until next time, stay healthy and happy Austin!