When you have diabetes, you need to take extra care of your feet. When you don't take care of your diabetes, the nerves in your feet can get damaged, resulting in sensory diabetic neuropathy, where you don't feel in your feet as you should, which can lead to a host of other feet problem. You can also develop neuropathic pain as a side-effect of diabetes, so you want to be vigilant about foot care when you have diabetes.
2 November 2018
When your feet hurt, it can be hard to get through the day comfortably. There are many conditions that can cause pain or irritation to your feet, and most should be treated by a podiatrist right away. From infections to rashes and fungus, neglecting your feet can allow the condition to worsen over time and cause problems with your overall health. Regular Podiatry Visits While there is no set time frame for most people to see the podiatrist, for people with problems with their feet, it is important to go and have them checked right away.
26 August 2018
If you have heel pain and heel spurs due to a plantar fasciitis condition, then you should look at ways that you can treat your condition. This is ideal to reduce the pain that is commonly associated with the ailment. While surgery is sometimes necessary, there are a number of ways that you can implement more conservative treatments. Keep reading to learn about a few. Use Inserts In Your Shoes
5 June 2018
If you suffer from bunions, you know how unbearable the cold winter weather can be. When the weather turns cold, the searing pain heads right to them. Unfortunately, once the cold weather settles into your feet, the pain can be difficult to get rid of, even with medication. That's because when you have bunions, your feet are particularly susceptible to the cold. If the cold weather has gone right to your feet, here are three simple steps you can take to alleviate the pain and discomfort.
23 February 2018
Neuroma is a nerve injury in the foot that commonly occurs in people who participate in high-impact sports, such as basketball, karate, and running. This condition is characterized by the development of a benign growth on the nerves of the foot, which leads to pain, numbness, and other symptoms. Although the condition can be corrected with surgery, here are two alternative treatments you can try before deciding to go under the knife.
1 November 2017
Toenail fungus can cause the thickening and discoloration of your toenails. In some cases, it can even become painful. Your podiatrist can help to diagnose and treat this condition, but there are a few things you can do to prevent this type of fungus from becoming a problem. Here are some things to consider that can help to prevent toenail fungus. Disinfect Nail Accessories Disinfecting your nail clippers, files, and other accessories can help to prevent fungus, and it can also help to prevent spreading the fungus you may already have to other toe and fingernails.
23 August 2017
If you enjoy sports or like to run, bike, or involve yourself in some other type of exercise, then you may understand that your muscles, tendons, and ligaments must remain strong and secure. If your ankles seem to hurt after your exercise, then they may be weaker than they should be. If you do not want to stop exercising and staying active, then you should work to ensure that your ankles can retain the stress.
28 June 2017
Has your foot been feeling tingly and maybe a bit numb lately? Is this numbness and tingling centered around the area where your toes meet your foot, possibly extending up into your toes themselves? Chances are, you're suffering from a condition known as a neuroma. The good news is that while neuromas are uncomfortable, they can almost always be treated non-surgically. Here's a closer look at this condition and how to manage it.
5 June 2017
If you have a fungal infection in one of your toenails, you're probably frustrated at how difficult it is to get rid of. Topical fungal creams aren't very effective and while your doctor can prescribe oral medication, it might not work either. It also has the potential for some serious side effects. The solution might be to undergo laser nail treatment for your fungus. Here's some more information on how it works.
17 May 2017
Just like any other part of your body, your feet may begin to experience issues such as pain or tenderness. Unfortunately, this can interrupt your daily life – as needing to constantly sit can cause issues with your work, household chores, and more. Luckily, there is a doctor just for foot-related issues: the podiatrist. If you have never been to the foot doctor, you be feeling a little bit unprepared. However, preparing for your first trip is easy.
3 May 2017