Myth Breaker II: Exposing Common Myths About Your Feet

February 21, 2017 by Alaa Hamdy3
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Feet helps us stand high and proceed further. From crawling to running, feet is our ultimate companion. But often we ignore and tend to take less care of our feet. We do take care of our hands since they are more visible, but somehow we end up forgetting the necessity of taking care of our feet.

Like that was not enough, the cherry on the top is we often harbor some common myths about our feet. These myths have no scientific logic or explanation but because great grandma told us so, we consider it as an ultimate truth. These myths need to be addressed.

4 Myths about Foot Care

Myth 1: Diabetic Foot Ulcer Doesn’t Need Treatment Since It Doesn’t Hurt

Truth: What if we tell you that there is pain but you just don’t feel it? Yes, that is true. Diabetes can damage your nerve and that is why you don’t feel pain. Diabetes can even result in poor blood flow to your feet which increase the probability of having ulcer and infection. Therefore they should never ever be ignored.

Myth 2: Plantar Warts Can Be Dealt with Duct Tape or Salve

Truth: We have a whole article on this subject. Do visit our blog about plantar warts to know more. In a nutshell, you cannot solve plantar warts with mere duct tapes and salve. They can even spread and cause more infection. So if you are facing this problem, do consult with doctors or contact us.

Myth 3:

The development of bunions entirely depends on the shoes you are wearing.

Truth: Again we have an article on this subject too, read it here. Yes, it is true that shoes can be one of the reasons of bunions but obviously not the only reason. Bunions are mostly resultants of ankle twists and they can also be inherited or from any kind of previous deformity.

Myth 4: Heel Pain Means Heel Spur

Heel spur is surely one of the reasons for heel pain but there are several other reasons too. Do check our blog on heel spur. Few of the reasons for heel pain can be

• Plantar Fasciitis
• Achilles tendinitis
• Arthritis
• Infection
• an autoimmune problem trauma
• a neurological problem
• some other systemic condition

So crux of the matter is, if there’s a pain in your heel, better consult with a doctor and don’t act one.
We are expert in any feet problem, feel free to consult with us for any problem that you are facing.


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