Systemic Disease Often First Appears in Your Feet

Your feet can show signs of your overall health since symptoms of diseases like diabetes often first show up in your feet and ankles. Therefore, your foot doctor may be able to give you some advance notice that you need to have other aspects of your overall health investigated.

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Why Do I Get Corns and Calluses on My Feet?

Corns and calluses form as a normal and natural response to the irritation and pressure that is caused by weight-bearing and by poorly fitting shoes. Many calluses are not painful in the beginning, but when they continue to form on the heels and balls of the feet the skin becomes progressively more dry and brittle.

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