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5 Foot Care Essentials for Patients with Diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month, and what better way to commemorate the occasion than with some straightforward yet essential advice for proper foot care when you have diabetes. The consequences of poorly managed diabetes can be quite severe, with horrible outcomes such as gangrene and possible amputation. However, with the proper care and a comprehensive […]

Why Does the Ball of My Foot Hurt So Much?

Experiencing sharp pain in the ball of your foot means you may be suffering from a condition called metatarsalgia. It is characterized by an inflammation that occurs near the middle toe bones in the ball of the foot. It can often be treated with rest, icing, and custom orthotics to redistribute stress and pressure. Many […]

What Makes Your Feet Smell?

Your feet and ankles have hundreds of sweat glands, and the bacteria and fungi responsible for the foul smell thrive in the moist, dark conditions inside the average pair of shoes. Letting your footwear dry out in between each wearing and using antimicrobial sprays and powders will destroy these microbes and the foot odor they produce. 3 […]

3 Simple Bunion Treatments

Bunions are a very common toe deformity that has a hereditary component but is also exacerbated by tight-fitting shoes. Since bunions tend to develop slowly, many people don’t notice them or choose to ignore them until they become more painful. A bunion can also push your other toes together causing overlapping problems, so be sure […]

Arthritis Causes Severe Foot Pain & Stiffness

Arthritic diseases affect the lining of your joints, causing inflammation and pain as bones start to rub against each other directly with little or no cushioning. Arthritic conditions often first occur in the extremities, with the hands and feet being among the first areas of the body to be affected. Getting treatment early for arthritis […]

4 Causes of Plantar Fasciitis

The wide band of tissue that spans the bottom of your foot (the plantar fascia) can become stressed, irritated, and inflamed from excessive pressure leading to severe pain and discomfort that often radiates to the heel area. This common condition is called plantar fasciitis. Since this condition can be tricky to trace and treat, be […]

You Can Get Skin Cancer on Your Feet

Many people equate the chances of getting skin cancer with excessive sun exposure.  Since your feet don’t usually get much sun, you might think that you don’t have to worry about getting skin cancer on your feet. However, this is a misconception. In fact, many advanced cases of skin cancer are found on the feet […]

How to Treat Arch Problems

Arch problems can happen suddenly from an injury or maybe the result of structural abnormalities like untreated flat feet. The pain can radiate to other areas of the foot, making it difficult to trace the source without the help of your foot doctor. Some of the causes of arch pain include the following: Structural problems […]

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