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Understanding Diabetes and Foot Care

Diabetes takes many tolls on your body, including damage to nerves and blood vessels. Due to their distance from the brain and heart, diabetes can impact your feet. If you have diabetes, here’s what you should know about foot care.

Mar 9th, 2021
When To See a Podiatrist for Your Corns

Foot corns and calluses develop because of friction as a way to protect the skin of your feet. While they can be unsightly, there are usually no other complications associated with them unless they cause discomfort or pain.

Feb 11th, 2021
Do Warts Go Away on Their Own?

Warts usually cause no problems other than an unsightly growth on your skin. When it comes to your feet, plantar warts usually develop on your heels or other weight-bearing locations. Chances are, with time these warts will disappear. Read on to learn more

Jan 13th, 2021
What Causes Toenail Fungus?

When toenails take on a yellow discoloration, you’ve likely picked up a nail fungus, yeast, or mold. Typically, you won’t experience pain until the nail fungus reaches an advanced stage. Read on to know what causes toenail fungus and how you can treat it.

Dec 13th, 2020
The Best Footwear for Reducing Bunion Pain

Experts don’t agree on the role of footwear in the origin of bunions, the inward deformation of the primary joint of your big toe, but everyone agrees that some shoe styles are far more comfortable once a bunion has formed.

Nov 12th, 2020
How Arthritis Affects Your Feet

Every joint in your body is a potential arthritis hotspot. Your toes, feet, and ankles are no different, and given the key role they play in your mobility, arthritic problems can seriously slow you down. Keep reading to learn more!

Oct 12th, 2020
5 Tips to Keep a Gout Attack at Bay

When gout hits, it’s usually fast and hard. This painful condition typically affects the joint of a big toe, but could potentially strike any joint. Caused by a concentration of uric acid, attacks can last up to 10 days without treatment.

Sep 15th, 2020
Signs of a Sprained Ankle

Any time you twist, roll, or stretch your ankle in an awkward way, you could stretch the ligaments that support the joint beyond their capability. This is a classic ankle sprain and it could range from minor to severe. Keep reading to learn more.

Aug 26th, 2020
How to Prevent Smelly Feet

Though foot odor is a common problem, that doesn’t make it any less embarrassing. Enclosing your feet in shoes and socks traps sweat and moisture in a hot space, providing a perfect environment for bacteria and fungi to grow.

Jul 21st, 2020
The Best Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis creates a stabbing heel pain that makes walking difficult. While there are several treatments, it's important to find the right one for you. Keep reading to learn how.

Jun 26th, 2020
What to Do About a Corn

The rigors of everyday living take a toll on your feet. Thick layers of skin develop to protect you against the pressure and friction your feet routinely experience. Corns are localized patches of thick skin, and they can hurt when left untreated.

May 27th, 2020
How Diabetes Affects Your Feet

Do you have diabetes? Then, you're also prone to foot problems. High blood sugar can impact your entire body, including your feet. Keep reading to learn how you can prevent foot issues brought on by diabetes.

Apr 23rd, 2020
How to Cut Your Toenails to Avoid Ingrown Toenails

While injury and tight shoes can contribute to ingrown toenails, trimming might be the most common cause of this often painful condition. Knowing the correct way to trim your nails can help you avoid discomfort.

Mar 5th, 2020
5 Telltale Symptoms of Bunions

Bunions typically develop over a period of years, so if you’re not concerned about that bump at the base of your toe now, you should be. Influenced by genetics, arthritis, and even your choice of shoes, bunions can become a chronic source of pain.

Feb 1st, 2020
When Does Heel Pain Warrant a Visit to a Podiatrist?

If you are experiencing pain in your heel, it’s easy to think your aching feet are just part of getting older and there’s nothing you can do about it. However, sometimes it warrants a closer look, and you should see a specialist for your heel pain. Read on

Jan 1st, 2020
Get Rid of that Toenail Fungus Before the Holidays

The days of flip-flops and summer tans are gone, but your toenail fungus is still here. Many toenail fungi worsen in winter from insulated socks and boots. Find out how to treat toenail fungus so you can get rid of it before the holidays.

Dec 1st, 2019
Can an Ingrown Toenail be the Source of Your Pain?

Ingrown toenails are a huge pain, to be both literal and figurative. This simple issue can make walking comfortably impossible. Even worse, if left long enough without reprieve, it can become a major issue.

Nov 1st, 2019
Are Flat Feet a Health Issue?

Of the millions of people in the United States who have flat feet or fallen arches, many lead perfectly normal lives. For some, however, the condition can lead to pain and more serious injuries. Here’s what you need to know about flat feet.

Oct 1st, 2019
What Can I Do About My Bunions?

Is that bump at the base of your toe making it hard for you to walk or find shoes? Learn more about how bunions are treated and how you can prevent complications.

Sep 1st, 2019
How to Prevent Plantar Fasciitis From Returning

Have you struggled with heel pain that keeps coming back? Find out what lifestyle tweaks podiatrists recommend to prevent plantar fasciitis from acting up, allowing you to enjoy life without pain.

Jul 16th, 2019
Why You Need a Podiatrist on Your Diabetes Management Team

You measure your blood sugar and watch your diet and activity level to keep your diabetes under control. But diabetes alters your body in ways that can have dire consequences for your health — including your feet. A podiatrist helps keep you safe.

Jun 13th, 2019