How A Podiatrist Can Help You Manage And Prevent A Painful Gout Attack In Your Toe


Gout is a painful condition that affects your joints. Gout results because of too much uric acid in your body that causes acid crystals to accumulate in a joint. The condition can occur anywhere, but a common place for gout to strike is the big toe. Since a gout attack is painful and can last for weeks if untreated, seeing a podiatrist for pain relief and healing is often necessary. Here are some symptoms of gout and how your foot doctor might treat the condition when it affects your big toe joint.

13 March 2019

5 Ways To Take Care Of Your Feet When You Have Diabetes


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

Keeping Your Feet Healthy With Help From The Podiatrist


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

Conservative Treatment Tips For Reducing Plantar Fasciitis Pain


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

Bunions Causing Searing Pain This Winter? 3 Steps To Help Soothe Your Aching Feet


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

Two Non-surgical Treatment Options For Neuroma


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

Preventing Toenail Fungus: Four Things To Consider


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