Persistent pain can be a symptom of sprain, strain, bruise, overuse, improperly fitting shoes, or underlying infection. Redness can be a sign of infection, especially when surrounding a wound, or of abnormal rubbing of shoes or socks.
of the feet or legs can be a sign of underlying inflammation or infection, improperly fitting shoes, or poor venous circulation. Other signs of poor circulation include the following:
Pain in your legs or buttocks that increases with walking and improves with rest (claudication)
from the lower legs and feet
Hard shiny skin
on the legs
Localized warmth can be a sign of infection or inflammation,
perhaps from wounds that won’t heal or are slow to heal. Any break in the skin is serious and can be from abnormal wear and tear, injury, or infection. Calluses
may be a sign of chronic trauma to your foot. Toenail fungus,
athlete’s foot, and ingrown toenails
may lead to more serious bacterial infections.
Drainage of pus from a wound is a late sign of infection. Persistent bloody drainage is also a sign of a potentially serious foot problem.
A limp or difficulty walking can be sign of joint problems, serious infection, or improperly fitting shoes.
Fever or chills in association with a wound on the foot can be a sign of a limb- or life-threatening infection.
New or lasting numbness in your feet or legs can be a sign of nerve damage from diabetes and increases your risk for leg and foot problems.