Diabetes and Your Feet

What Causes Osteomyelitis In The Foot And Treatments A Podiatrist Might Recommend

Foot complications are a common side effect of diabetes. Because of poor circulation and nerve damage, it's easy to injure your foot and for the injury to become infected and difficult to heal. It's even possible for a foot infection to spread to a bone in your foot. This condition is called osteomyelitis, and it's a leading cause of foot amputations. Here's a look at what causes foot osteomyelitis, how it's diagnosed, and treatments your podiatrist might recommend.   Read More...

Stretching And Anti-Inflammatory Medications Are Plantar Fasciitis Treatments That Control Your Pain

Plantar fasciitis can make your life complicated due to the pain it causes in the heel of your foot. The plantar fascia runs along the bottom of your foot, so when it is inflamed, you could have pain from your heel to your toes. However, the pain in your heel could be the most troublesome and cause you to seek treatment from a podiatrist. Here are some plantar fasciitis treatments they might recommend.   Read More...

Prevent Foot Injuries: 3 Stretches You Should Do Daily

Your feet endure a lot each and every day. Imagine everywhere you walk or run, and consider how much your feet are going through. If you aren't careful, you could end up injuring your feet or your ankles. If you are always on the go or you are putting your feet and ankles through a bit more challenging for your feet, such as exercising, running, biking, or hiking, you need to be sure you are stretching to prevent injury.   Read More...

3 FAQ About Total Ankle Replacement Surgery

According to the CDC, more than 54 million people in the United States have arthritis. Common symptoms associated with arthritis include pain, stiffness, or swelling around the joints. Any joint in the body can be affected by arthritis, including the talocrural joint, which is often referred to as the ankle joint. Treatment options for ankle arthritis include steroid medications and physical therapy. Severe cases of ankle arthritis may require total ankle replacement surgery.   Read More...

Why Do You Keep Getting Ingrown Toenails?

Ingrown toenails do not only hurt, but they can also be a real infectious issue as well. This toenail condition is easy to get. Basically, instead of growing outward, the toenail curves inside the bed of the nail, biting into the skin and causing a lot of damage. When the pain gets too much to bear, you have to go to a doctor to have the toenail treated, which usually involves getting a part of the nail removed.   Read More...