Diabetes and Amputation

Having diabetes puts you at higher risk of foot complications, including the possibility of amputation in severe cases. People with diabetes have poor circulation, a loss of feeling in the feet, and a lower ability to fight infection that all contribute to this increased risk.   Some of the Risk Factors for Amputation: Numbness—Damage to … Continued

Annoying Morton’s Neuroma

Can you imagine the infuriating sensation of having an imaginary pebble in your shoe? That is the major symptom of this condition that causes a metatarsal ligament to trap a nerve resulting in pain and inflammation usually between the second and third, or third and fourth metatarsal heads in the ball of the foot. If … Continued

Why Does My Arch Hurt?

The long arch on the bottom of the foot undergoes considerable stress from daily activities and often becomes irritated and inflamed causing considerable pain and discomfort. The cause of arch pain is frequently associated with structural imbalances. These can often be corrected by using properly fitted shoes and orthotics that give support and prevent irritation … Continued

Cracked Heels

This is a common foot problem that is usually just a minor annoyance for most, but it can become very painful and debilitating when the cracks deepen into fissures making it difficult to walk and stand. The cracks can also bleed and possibly become infected. Typically, cracked heels are a result of having very dry … Continued