Learning to recognise common signs of foot problems can help you achieve optimal foot health. Early detection and early treatment can prevent problems from affecting your mobility and overall quality of life. Common symptoms of foot problems include pain, itching, burning sensations, dry skin, swelling, tenderness, deformity of the bones and structures in the feet, thickening of the skin, rashes, ulcers, numbness and tingling sensations. Although foot problems are fairly common, you should always see a podiatrist at the first sign of any pain or symptoms. Engaging in low impact activities while wearing properly fitting shoes, a key component of a healthy lifestyle, can ease any current foot issues and reduce your risk of future problems.