What is Shock Wave Therapy?

The latest treatment being offered at the podiatrist’s office is known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy. This is a new and non-invasive technique that is now being used to successfully treat many foot conditions. The Shock Wave Therapy treatment essentially delivers high pressure shock waves that travel deep within the skin to heal affected skin tissues and bones without harm to the rest of the…

How to Tell if You Have Frostbite

What is hard to predict, hard to prepare for and something that changes from year to year? You guessed it, it’s the weather! Here in the Northeast, we have been experiencing some strange weather phenomena. Every year, the summers and the winters have been hard to forecast accurately, and most days, it ends up being sunnier than average or cooler than normal. Let’s blame global…

Diabetes and Your Feet

Every year, millions of people are affected by diabetes. Did you know that diabetes can affect your feet as well? Yes, diabetes is responsible for causing two major types of foot problems. Diabetic neuropathy is when diabetes is not managed or controlled well and leads to nerve damage. This means that if the nerves in your feet or legs are affected, you may not feel…

Don’t Let Peeling Feet Scare You!

My baby’s feet are peeling!! Ahh!! What is wrong? Why is this happening and why is my baby shedding skin like a snake? Don’t worry – this has happened to all of us at one point or another, either in our childhood or our adult life. And it’s nothing to worry or be scared or paranoid about. There are many different reasons for peeling skin…