What to Do When Your Feet Feel Weird

Most days, we go about our business without thinking too much about our feet. But when something goes wrong, our ability to function quickly goes downhill. It’s hard to ignore – and you shouldn’t ignore – feet that itch, burn, hurt, or feel numb. Symptoms like these can indicate something simple at best – such as the fact that your shoes don’t fit well or it’s time to replace them. At worst, your foot symptoms can indicate an underlying, serious disease.

Let’s take a closer look at what might behind your foot issue:

Itchy feet can indicate

  • dry skin
  • a fungal infection such as athlete’s foot
  • dermatitis or an allergic reaction to certain medications
  • psoriasis or eczema
  • diabetes

Burning/tingling feet can indicate

  • neuropathy
  • tarsal tunnel syndrome
  • hypothyroidism
  • diabetes

Numb feet can indicate

  • metatarsalgia
  • a neuroma
  • peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
  • neuropathy
  • diabetes

Swollen feet can indicate

  • a sprain
  • a fracture
  • an infection
  • a side effect of medication
  • heart disease

Feet that hurt can indicate

Don’t endure problem feet

Any foot problem that lasts for more than a few days is a problem that you shouldn’t have to endure. If you live in Montgomery County, visit expert podiatrists Dr. Heidi M. Christie and Dr. Chanda L. Day-Houts at Montgomery Foot Care Specialists for expert diagnosis and treatment of your feet. We offer state-of-the-art services such as digital x-rays, diagnostic ultrasound, laser treatments, nerve fiber testing, and custom orthotics. We love to treat both children and adults at our office in Montgomery, Alabama. Call (334) 396-3668 or click here to request an appointment online.