How to Treat Your Feet When You Have Diabetes

November is American Diabetes Month. It’s a perfect time to remember and spread the word that you can avoid diabetic foot complications with proper diet, medication, and regular visits with your foot doctor to catch any foot and ankle problems before they can worsen. It is especially true for unnoticed infected cuts that can quickly become gangrenous […]

4 Foot Problems Common in Kids

In the early years, as your kids develop, you need to pay attention to their actions to get a jump on any foot or ankle problems they may be having. Foot dragging, limping, or tiptoeing could be the indication of a problem. Fortunately, many childhood foot care issues are growth-related and will tend to correct […]

How to Treat Warts on Your Feet

A virus causes warts. Limiting your contact with microbes and protecting your feet while using public facilities like showers and gyms can help prevent contracting warts. A particularly painful wart that grows on the foot is a plantar wart. This large wart often grows under thick skin in the ball or heel of the foot, […]

Skin Conditions on Your Feet May Be Cancerous

Many people believe since their feet don’t typically get a lot of sun they aren’t susceptible to getting skin cancer, but this is not the case. In fact, skin cancers on the feet are among the most troublesome because they often go undetected until the cancer has spread. In the case of malignant melanoma, this […]

3 Foot Problems That Increase With Age

The constant pressure and abuse your feet and ankles undergo over the years adds up and makes you more likely to develop a variety of foot and ankle injuries and conditions. You can help keep many foot and ankle problems from developing or worsening by seeing your foot doctor regularly, eating a healthy diet, and […]

What Causes Foot & Ankle Swelling?

It’s normal for your feet and ankles to swell a little after being on your feet all day for work or from playing sports or exercising. Swelling can also be caused by an injury or disease. If you experience foot and ankle swelling that doesn’t subside, have it checked out by your podiatrist for the […]

7 Common Causes of Ankle Problems

The ankle is a complex structure made up of many bones, tendons, ligaments, and other tissues that hold it all together. While your ankle is normally quite strong and does the difficult task of supporting your weight as you work and exercise, all those components are subject to injury and disease that can cause debilitating […]

Avoid Foot Fungus with 3 Simple Tips

Athlete’s foot fungus can cause red, itchy, burning skin to develop, and when the same microbes get under your toenails, the infection can show as discoloration and dry, crumbly toenails. Both conditions usually emit a foul odor as well. Fortunately, you can avoid fungal foot infections with some easy steps. You can avoid a foot […]

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