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How can other health conditions affect foot problems?

Health conditions, like diabetes, can cause foot problems, such as swelling, sores and even tissue death.

Dr. Christopher P. Chiodo, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon

Although most foot conditions are easily treated, some can become serious and threaten your quality of life if you suffer from diabetes, nerve damage, or a vascular problem that interferes with the healing of injuries. And anyone can get skin cancer, which can originate as a spot anywhere on the foot—including the sole—but it is often overlooked until it spreads.

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