How to Use Crutches

Before you begin using crutches, your doctor, nurse, physical therapist, or podiatrist will show you how to adjust the crutches so they are at the right height for you. If a patient has never used a crutch, they should not do so without instructions and without trying them out in the podiatrist’s office. Usually you […]

Don’t Be a Worry Wart

When you find a wart on your foot, it can be hard to tell whether the wart is harmful or harmless. Not to mention they are usually looked at as a cosmetic issue. Although they can be a pain, they are treatable by a podiatrist. Here is all you need to know about warts and […]

Tumor on the Foot

Although we are constantly using our feet, we occasionally sit down, take a break, and put them up to relax. During this time of relaxation is when we usually notice if something is not quite right with our feet. Sometimes you see a wound, a bruise or even a bump. It is important to get […]

What is Paronychia

If you have painful red and swollen skin around your toenail or fingernail, it can be easy to ignore and pass off as a hangnail. Unfortunately, many people do not realize that this type of pain can actually be from a fungal infection within your skin. This type of infection is not uncommon but does […]

Preventing Obnoxious Odors

If you are a sports player or are on your feet on a constant basis, then you are probably well aware of sweaty feet. Not only do sweaty feet make you uncomfortable in your shoes, they can also cause blisters and foot odor. Smelly feet can be embarrassing and make it so you do not […]

Peripheral Artery Disease

Climbing up and down the stairs is a normal everyday occurrence that many people partake in. Usually it is not a notable experience and we do it without a second thought. It is even beneficial to take the stairs over an elevator or escalator, as it is a good source of exercise for those who […]

Diabetic Complications

Diabetes is a very serious disease that many people suffer from. Not only do people with diabetes have to worry about their weight, their nutrition, and their medications, they also have to worry about the health of their feet. People with diabetes are more likely to suffer from complications of the feet like osteomyelitis. Osteomyelitis […]

Injections for Plantar Fascia

Plantar fasciitis is a very common and painful condition that can affect the foot. It is usually caused by the overuse of the arch and its supporting muscles. Specifically, the plantar fascia in the foot becomes inflamed, swollen, and becomes painful to walk on. Sometimes the pain and damage become so bad that a patient […]

Your Skin in Your Orthotic

Having an orthotic in your shoe can be very beneficial. It can help you walk, stay balanced and it can also help heal a foot or ankle injury. They come in all different shapes and sizes and are often made my medical professionals such as podiatrists. These devices are state of the art and made […]

Golden Nails

Once in awhile we happen to take a good look at our feet. Sometimes they are completely normal while other times they can give us quite a shock. Although not everyone exams their feet nearly enough, just one examination, done in the comfort of your home, once a week can be extremely beneficial. These examinations […]

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