When a person experiences sore feet many times all it takes to lessen the problem is to rest, soak them in cold water, take anti-inflammatory medicine or change shoes. If these and other simple approaches don’t work, the only other solution may be a visit a foot and ankle clinic in Chicago.

If you are a diabetic and you have a sore or wound that will not heal then you must seek the services of a podiatrist. An open sore that refuses to heal invites an infection in the bone or skin.

Both feet ought to appear almost identical. If one is red there may be infection or perhaps it is affected by gout. Gout is actually broken down into primary and secondary. The cause of primary gout is a mystery but it is thought to be a combination of hereditary, hormonal and dietary issues. Secondary gout is not a mystery; it is caused by the level of uric acid in the blood. Gout; whether primary or secondary can be very painful and is often associated with advancing age, drinking problems and thyroid problems. Gout is on the increase and is thought to be a result of our dietary and lifestyle changes. A podiatrist in can guide you in a course of treatment.

If you find a foot to be dark blue this is usually caused by a vein problem whereas a foot that appears pale and almost white is signifying inadequate blood flow. Any change in color of one foot or both signals a need to visit a foot and ankle clinic in Chicago.

Edema is swelling and is often found in the feet. If it is in both feet it is understandable and treatable, if only one foot swells this is a not normal. It could be that you have suffered a broken bone or a ruptured tendon, it could also be tendonitis.

A symptom of neuropathy is numbness and a decrease in the sensations that you associate with your feet. This is invariably a result of diabetes which causes nerve damage.  This is a condition that requires attention by a podiatrist, if left untreated it may result in foot ulcers.

If you have pain in a foot that gets worse as you increase your level of activity, this could be a stress fracture. Do not attempt to tolerate the pain, it will only get worse. Treatment at the earliest possible moment is required as the result can be an actual broken bone or a fracture that simply will not heal.

If you are experiencing any problems with your feet, ankles or lower legs you should arrange to visit a foot and ankle clinic in Chicago and see a podiatrist. Click here for more information about Kondiles Chicagoland Footcare.

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