The feet are the “last stop” in the body’s circulatory system – the body’s Siberia, so to speak, and in the winter they feel like it! Because the feet are the farthest point from the heart, they can be particularly susceptible to infection and circulatory disorders, such as cramps, numbness, varicose veins, peripheral vascular disease, and diabetes, as a result of insufficient blood flow which comes with age.
Most people take their extremities for granted and ignore, or at best, self-treat “minor” problems like corns and callouses. Playing podiatrist may work occasionally in some instances, but home doctoring can be extremely dangerous, especially for those with poor circulation.
If you have a circulatory disorder you should check you feet daily for cuts or swelling, and notify your podiatrist of any problems that arise. Catching these problems early will prevent any potentially serious condition form developing.
To contact Center Line Podiatrist Dr. Brown, call 586-758-5770.