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FEET ARE OFTEN INDICATORS OF SYSTEMIC DISEASE

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Every day you pull on your socks and shoes and off you go. But your feet can tell you a lot about the rest of your body. Tony Gavin, a leading UK podiatrist and CEO of osgo Healthcare, the member organisation for UK podiatrists, explains: "Our feet often give clues that something is not quite right within our bodies."

 

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Tony Gavin

 

In ancient times, examining the toes was as important as having patients stick out their tongue to diagnose an illness. "Podiatrists are often the first to diagnose certain illnesses. Often we do not give our feet a second glance, until that is, something starts to cause us pain or discomfort," says Gavin.

 

Source: Laura Abernethy, Metro [5/10/20]


Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News


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