Easy Foot Care Tips for Patients With Diabetes

Not only is diabetes a condition that can lead to life threatening complications including kidney failure, glaucoma, stroke, and heart disease, but also the nerve damage that can occur in your extremities when you have diabetes may even end up costing you one of your toes or worse. This nerve damage, which is known as … Continued

Bunion Pain Relief

A bunion occurs when an extreme amount of pressure pushes the big toe out of alignment and into the second toe. A large bump forms and grows on the top or side of the big toe as the deformity progresses. This process happens very gradually, and many people will wait until the condition has become … Continued

Heel Pain May Be Plantar Fasciitis

If you have unremitting heel pain that often accompanies this phenomenon, than it is very likely that you have a condition known as plantar fasciitis. It is one of the most common causes of heel pain. The fibrous tissue that runs across your arch and connects to your heel bone has to be incredibly strong … Continued

Exercise Ideas for Patients With Diabetes

Keeping your weight under control through regular exercise is essential for diabetics and it is a proven safe and effective method of controlling blood sugar levels. Many patients with diabetes are struggling to incorporate daily exercise into their health regimens, and it can be a daunting task for those who have been sedentary for many … Continued

Football Injuries

With football season in full swing, it is inevitable that some unfortunate players will suffer an injury that puts them out of commission for several games or the whole season. Even though school and professional sports teams train carefully, vigorously and rigorously, injuries in high contact sports like football and lacrosse are common.   Some … Continued

What is Clubfoot?

Clubfoot is one of the most common inherited abnormalities, affecting about 1 in every 1,000 newborns. It is characterized by the inward rotation of the ankle which causes the soles of the feet to face each other. The condition can also affect only one foot. Without proper identification and treatment, clubfoot can create major difficulties … Continued

Foot Pain from Running

Although running is a fabulous form of exercise since it requires very little investment to get started, the repetitive movements and stress encountered during the pounding that your body endures while engaged in this exercise can lead to a variety of debilitating injuries or even the occasional broken bone. Despite the risk, regular exercise is … Continued

Types of Foot & Ankle Fractures

While professional and Olympic athletes may be more susceptible to experiencing fractures due to the intense level of force and strength they encounter on a regular basis in competition and training, a fracture of the foot or ankle can happen to anyone and is one of the most common injuries treated by podiatrists.   Two … Continued

Peripheral Artery Disease & Your Feet

Many people experience issues with peripheral artery disease and aren’t even aware they are suffering from the condition. Since September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness month, this is an excellent opportunity to get the word out so more people can be treated for this potentially severe ailment. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is caused by … Continued

Foot Ulcers & Diabetes

Patients with diabetes need to be particularly wary when it comes to cuts and scrapes on the feet. Two common complications of diabetes include peripheral neuropathy and peripheral artery disease. These conditions can combine to create a potentially dire situation requiring aggressive treatment including amputation of a toe or foot.   What is peripheral neuropathy? … Continued