YOUR FEET: THE MIRROR OF HEALTH
The human foot has been called the mirror of health. Foot doctors, or
podiatrists, are often the first to see signs of diabetes, arthritis, and
circulatory disease. Among these signs are
brittle nails, burning and tingling, feelings of cold, numbness and discoloration. Always
seek professional care from Dr. Gabe when these signs appear. Additionally, Dr. Gabe is
an authorized provider of free shoes to Diabetic Medicare patients.
FOOT PROBLEMS CAN BE PREVENTED
Many people believe that it is normal for the feet to hurt. There are
more than 300 different foot ailments, however, many foot problems
can be treated successfully. Normal wear and tear causes changes in feet, such as toes
spreading and the loss of the fatty cushion.
Therefore, as you age, you should have your feet measured for shoe size more frequently.
Observing preventive foot care has many benefits. Chief among them are that it can
increase comfort, limit the possibility of additional medical problems, and reduce the
chance and severity of infection.
IF YOUR FEET HURT, YOU ARE NOT ALONE
In the course of a lifetime, your feet walk 115,000 miles! It is little
wonder that as you age, you may encounter foot problems. However,
when you keep moving, you stay young, so Dr. Gabe’s motto is:
“You’re As Young As Your Feet.”