You probably don’t think of your toes much unless someone steps on them. But your toes and toenails can tell you a lot about your health.
“The toes and toenails provide clues that there could be something going on that patients might not realize,” says Tracey Vlahovic, a clinical professor at the Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia.
Doctors can underestimate the importance of your feet and toes, too. “I’ve had patients go for a skin check, and they’re not even told to take off their socks and shoes,” says Bryan C. Markinson, chief of podiatric medicine and surgery in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York.
Step in where those doctors don’t: Learn about seven changes to your toes or toenails that could be a sign of disease or other medical issues, from AARP, by CLICKING HERE.