We treat many different lower limb conditions and injuries, but one of the leading causes for visits to our offices is heel pain. In part, this can be explained by the fact there are several possible causes for pain in your heels.
While you might don your bikini or swim shorts to laze in the sun, splash around at the beach, or jet ski at Cherry Creek State Park, there’s another reason to go skimpy on the clothes. Once a month you should peel down to the skin and do a thorough body check for unusual spots. It’s the best way to identify skin cancer in the early stages and get treated before it gets out of hand—or foot. (Yes, you can get skin cancer on your feet too.)
Leave no spot unchecked—face, ears, backs of arms, under your breasts—but pay special attention to your feet, because they are farthest from your eyes and often forgotten. How do you know what you are looking for? Here are some tips:
You could also think about the ABCDEs of skin cancer: look for spots that are Asymmetrical, have Borders that are irregular, Colors that vary within the same spot, and Diameters over ¼ inch, or Evolve in appearance from one monthly check to the next.
Basal and squamous cell carcinomas are easily treated, but melanoma needs to be treated in the early stages for a good prognosis. Whenever you notice suspicious spots on your skin, take a picture or jot down notes and then call Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center in the west Denver area at (303) 423-2520 right away. You can do the original footwork (pardon the pun), but sometimes you need a professional to determine whether the lesion on your foot is a problem or not. It is best to take action quickly rather than wait and have it develop into something serious, and our expert podiatrists are here to help you at our Wheat Ridge, Golden, Evergreen, and Granby, CO offices.
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If you have a huge blister, or one that has popped and looks as if it may be infected, call Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center in Wheat Ridge, Golden, Evergreen, or Granby, CO to come in for treatment.
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