Preventing Diabetic Foot Ulcers

One of the most potentially damaging and dangerous complications for diabetics is the development of a foot ulcer. Diabetics must be extremely careful to prevent this condition since it can go undetected due to the lack of sensation in the feet caused by diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Since decreased blood circulation is also common in diabetics, […]

Hammertoes May Require Surgery

While a variety of conservative, non-surgical methods for treating hammertoes are available, sometimes the condition has progressed beyond the point where anything but a surgical intervention will provide the necessary relief of pain and discomfort. The surgical procedure is designed to straighten out the toe by aligning the joints and minimizing unnecessary contractions so that […]

Choosing Correct Athletic Shoes

The right footwear is essential for avoiding preventable injuries and accidents, and the type of footwear varies depending on the activity in which you will be engaged. For example, you wouldn’t want to wear running shoes for playing tennis or basketball. The quick starts and stops of tennis require a shoe that supports and absorbs […]

Children’s Foot Development

The bones of newborns remain very flexible and take a number of years to develop completely, which is why it’s so essential to follow the following guidelines for proper foot development and help avoid any potential problems down the road. Some tips for proper foot development in children include the following: Wiggle room—Before your baby […]

Diabetic Nerve Damage

One of the first signs that you may be developing diabetes is a condition called diabetic neuropathy, which is nerve damage caused by too much glucose in the blood. Since this nerve damage causes a loss of sensation in the feet, it can be hard to notice if you have any foot injuries that may […]

How to Prevent Sports Injuries

Anyone who is involved in sports knows that there is always the risk of injury. Of course, it isn’t possible to prevent all injuries, but there are a variety of steps you can take to minimize the likelihood of sustaining an injury such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, and ankle sprains. Ways to […]

Bad Bunions May Need Surgery

Many people develop bunions. In fact, it is one of the most common maladies treated by podiatrists. A bunion is a large bump that typically develops on the joint of the big toe, but may also affect other toe joints. When one forms on the pinky toe, it is called a bunionette. Early treatment and […]

How to Treat Warts on Feet

It’s not always possible to immediately tell what an abnormal growth on your feet consists of—is it a corn, callus, wart? Or something else? The rough, scaly appearance of warts on the feet can be one of the most troubling of skin conditions. They are often found on the bottoms of the feet, and can […]

Arthritic Foot Pain

Arthritis is a catch-all term for a variety of conditions that erode the functioning of a normal joint. While arthritis often strikes the back, neck, hips, knees, shoulders and hands, it can also wreak havoc with the joints in your feet and ankles. Left untreated, the debilitating pain of arthritis can prevent you from walking […]

Painful Running Injuries

With the lovely summer weather in full swing here in the greater Philadelphia area, many people are getting outdoors for exercise. One of the easiest and most popular exercises is running—it doesn’t require a lot of gear to get started, and you can pretty much run just about anywhere. Although running is great exercise, you […]

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