Foot Care

Some tips to take care of your feet are keep your blood sugar under control, check your feet for blisters every day, wash your feet every day, apply skin lotion to keep it moisturized, wear well-fitting shoes, and be more active.

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I have two holes with hard surrounding in my foot. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 20 years old. Before three months, I noticed two small holes beneath my right foot at a depth of 1 mm. Its surrounding has become hard. I feel pain when I press it. Also, the pain is like burning sensation and it is not itchy. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are corns. These are painful on pressure. They are best dealt with radiocautery, which is a simple office based surgery with cautery machine or by laser. It is a superficial procedure which would be performed by your dermatologist and only local anes...  Read Full »

I have a sore in the foot in which the skin is coming off and is irritating. What can be done?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female with weight 95 kg. I have a sore in the right foot in which the skin is coming off and is irritating. Also I have a slim like substance that builds up. The smell is really bad.  Read Full »


Dr. Payal Chauhan

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. This condition is known as pitted keratolysis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is a superficial skin infection, caused by Corynebacterium species. Take the following treatment. Kindly consult your doctor, to discuss the...  Read Full »

My wife is a diabetic patient.She feels heaviness and numbness in both her feet.Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is 62 years old. She is a diabetic patient. She feels heaviness and numbness in both her feet. She is not able to sleep in the night. She is taking tablet Glycomet GM2 - one tablet in the morning, tablet Sitagliptin 50/500 one tablet at night,  tablet Pregabalin 75 and active ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kusumakar Srivastava

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not get worried as your wife's treatment is on the right path but, some changes are required in the prescription. Tablet Voglibose 0.2mg thrice daily. Tablet Glycomet forte one tablet twice daily. Tablet Pregabalin 150 mg at night. Capsule Mecobalamin one ta...  Read Full »

The skin on my left foot feels raw after standing for a long time. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My work requires me to be on my feet. After working for 14 hours on two consecutive days, the skin on my left foot feels like it is raw. What could be causing it to feel like this?  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Fitness Expert, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist, Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It sometimes happens when we unknowingly put undue pressure on our feet, but it cannot be avoided as we are bipedal. But make sure to give rest frequently to your feet. Take rest and sit down every half an hour for at least 10 minutes. Do some foot massage when free. Do ...  Read Full »

I am a diabetic and feel very tired. Please suggest me tests.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 70 year old lady. Over 10 years, I am diabetic. My fasting sugar is 160 and PP 200. I do not have any other complications. I am feeling tired due to insufficient blood. I am having heart palpitations on and off due to insufficient blood. Currently, I am taking Voglinorm 0.3, Jal...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankush Gupta

Criticalcare Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Diabetologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had a look at your test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all congratulations for maintaining your body weight and keeping the blood sugar under control. As I always say if you can control your weight and diet, then you can control y...  Read Full »

Why am I getting pain at the back of my calcaneus bone?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel some pain at the back of my calcaneus bone. The pain is especially after the first step in the morning when I wake up from bed. But, there is no redness or swelling. What is the reason for my pain?  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history of pain on the first step in the morning is consistent with a condition called as plantar fasciitis whereas pain in the back or posterior aspect of the heel is seen in retrocalcaneal bursitis. Can you please specify the exact position of pain with the imag...  Read Full »

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