What Your Feet Look Like Can Be An Indicator Of Health Problems

Foot ulcers can occur from foot injuries.  But there are other causes of foot ulcers that are more ominous. For example, foot ulcers can result from vascular disease, diabetes, carcinoma, chronic alcoholism and syphilis, just to name a few.

Swelling in multiple joints of the foot, the big toe drifting towards or under the second toe, the other toes drifting outward and contracting and a loss of plantar fat pad, are all signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Red raised patches on the skin of the foot, covered by a silvery layer of dead skin, is indicative of Psoriasis.

What Your Feet Look Like May Not Be An Indicator Of  Health Problems

There are two additional foot indicators of poor health – the Rothbarts Foot and the PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity. Looking at these two abnormal foot structures, you really can’t see anything wrong – no swelling, no ulcers, no deformities, no plaque, no skin discolorations or splotches.  But don’t let this apparent good foot health fool you, as the chronic pain and other health problems these abnormal foot structures create are many.

In these common inherited foot structures, the problem starts in the malformation of the talar bone (Rothbarts Foot) plus the heel bone (PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity) while you are in your mother’s womb.  When you are born, this malformation is not seen merely by looking at your feet.  What is seen is the poor posture that these foot structures create.  What is felt is the resulting chronic muscle and joint pain throughout your body.

What your feet look like can be an indicator of health problems. But a normal appearing foot can also provide you with a false sense of well being. Merely inspecting what your feet look like doesn’t paint the entire picture, especially if you’re experiencing chronic muscle and joint pain. Since you cannot see if you have a Rothbarts Foot or PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, it’s a smart decision to take the Rothbarts Foot Questionnaire, which will tell you if you may have an abnormal foot structure that causes chronic pain.

To take the Rothbarts Foot Questionnaire, click here.

Reading this website will give you more information about the abnormal foot structures I discovered that cause many forms of chronic muscle and joint pain and help you determine whether an Initial Phone Consultation with me might be helpful.

For a more complete explanation of the Rothbarts Foot and PreClinical Clubfoot Deformity, read:  Abnormal Foot Structures That Cause Chronic Pain

As you learn more about my innovative therapy, you may find that addressing and effectively treating your foot structure may be the missing link to ending your longtime battle with unrelenting muscle and joint pain.

They say that your eyes are the windows to your soul.  Did you know that your feet are the windows to your overall health?  It may be hard to imagine that feet can be so revealing, but in fact, what your feet look like can be an indicator of health problems.

Let’s look at some foot indicators of poor health:

Swelling of the feet is a common occurrence in hot, humid weather.  But a pitting edema (when you press on the swelling, it pits, and when you release it, it fills back in) around the ankles and top of the feet is a warning sign of congestive heart failure.  This is especially so when the pitting edema occurs in cold weather. Here’s what pitting edema looks like:

Raised purplish spots or patches on the top or bottom of the foot are seen with a particular type of invasive vascular inflammatory disease, called Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis.

An angular grainy raised plaque on the foot is the hallmark of Lyme Disease, which occurs from a tick infected bite with the spirochete (small bacteria) Borrelia Burgdorferi.