Staying Healthy with Diabetes

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Staying Healthy with Diabetes

Many people in this country are diabetics. Sadly, my own mom was diagnosed with this chronic disease a few years ago. Since my mom found out she was a diabetic, I’ve been researching ways for her to successfully stay healthy with this disease. One way for diabetics to enjoy good health is by vigilantly taking care of their feet. Getting regular exercise helps with circulation issues in diabetics’ feet. Seeking prompt medical help for wounds in the feet is also essential for diabetics. On this blog, I hope you will discover how podiatrists effectively treat foot problems associated with diabetes.

Advice For Those Considering Hammertoe Surgery

Hammertoe is a condition in which the tendons in one of your toes start to shorten and tighten, causing that toe to permanently take on a bent shape. It's not generally painful in the early stages but can become painful and quite inconvenient as it progresses. The only permanent solution for hammertoe is surgery. If your podiatrist is recommending surgery for your hammertoe, here are some key pieces of advice that may come in handy over the coming months. Read More 

What Causes Your Feet To Peel And What Can You Do About It?

Nobody wants to wear their sandals in summer when their feet are peeling and flaking. You may be embarrassed by how your feet look, but there are things you can do to help them. Peeling feet can be caused by a number of different things. For some, their feet peel and flake, while others' feet peel in sheets, affecting their entire foot from toe to heel. If you have peeling feet, you need to get to the bottom of the cause. Read More 

Plantar Fasciitis Treatments That Help Reduce Pain and Start Tissue Healing

Chronic plantar fasciitis is frustrating since it's difficult to go about your usual activities when you have foot pain. A podiatrist can help manage your condition so your foot tissues have a chance to heal and so you can prevent future flareups. However, a full recovery could take months, and if you resume running too soon, your pain could get worse. Here are some treatments that might help your plantar fasciitis whether one or both feet are affected. Read More 

How To Speed Up Your Ankle Surgery Recovery

Having bad or weak ankles can make everyday life not only painful but almost impossible to live as well, especially if you like to live an active life. If your doctor has had you try just about everything in the book to get rid of your bad ankles but nothing has worked, then your doctor may recommend ankle surgery. Depending on the type of ankle surgery that's performed, they may make some adjustments or corrections to help them function more properly. Read More 

FAQ About Orthotics

Foot pain is one of the most common problems that people deal with who lives an active lifestyle, especially if they walk a lot each day. Foot pain will subside on its own most of the time, but sometimes the root of the problem is more serious than you might think. Foot pain can actually be caused by conditions such as plantar fasciitis or damaged bones that can continuously become worse. Read More