The Stories Your Feet Can Tell – Heart Disease
Because of the demands placed on them and the smaller structures they contain, your feet can often be the ‘barometer’ for the rest of your body. Signs of vessel disease can show signs in your feet early. Things to look for include persistent coolness to the skin, lack of hair growth to the toes, and cramping in the legs after walking a specific distance. For a more complete list of symptoms that correlate with peripheral arterial disease, visit this link. A thorough exam by your Austin podiatrist, Dr. Thomajan, will supply enough information to decide if further testing in necessary or a consultation with a vascular specialist. Don’t ignore foot pain or discomfort as it can sometimes be a sign of larger systemic problems. When your daily activities become altered, it is time to see your podiatrist!
Until next time, keep those feet happy and healthy Austin!