Cold Weather Tips for Diabetic Feet

DiabeticsControlling blood sugar is particularly difficult during the winter season. With the upcoming holiday season and feasting, it can be challenging to keep your blood glucose within normal limits. People with diabetes need to be extra careful about their foot health. Here are a few tips for diabetics to follow during the winter season for better foot health. Daily foot inspection. Diabetic patients should develop…

Treating Toenail Fungus

12433616 Foot With Fungal Toe Nail InfectionOf the many conditions a person can have regarding their feet, one often ignored is toenail fungus. Maybe because it is such a basic problem that it is often considered normal. But having toenail fungus is certainly not a normal, or at least, a healthy condition as it can easily lead to athlete’s foot. So, what is toenail fungus and what does it look like? …

When to Call Your Podiatrist

39966323 S Smart Phone Call Doctor Feet Woman SittingOne of the most common and taken for granted parts of the body is our feet. Maybe it’s because we use them every day without thinking that we just don’t always put a lot of emphasis on them. The truth of the matter, though, is that our feet are one of the most important parts of our body. Without them we’d be stationary, a condition…

The Miracle of the Foot

80369848 Specialist Watching Woman Walk On Tread MillIf we stop and think about it, the human foot is quite an invention. Made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons, it is both complicated and simple. Complicated in design but simple in performance, it balances our body weight as we walk, stroll, run, or stand. Amazing if we think about it. Yet, how, many times do we…

Why a Podiatrist?

14202058 Doctor Examining An Injured FootThere are many types of doctors a person can see, depending on what part of the body needs attention. For the heart it is a cardiologist, for the kidneys, it is a nephrologist, and for the skin, it’s a dermatologist. For your feet, though, it’s a podiatrist. But why see a podiatrist? Aren’t foot problems really minor and something you can handle yourself? Well, the…

The Importance of Diabetic Footcare

41666603 Legs WalkingOne of the most serious conditions a podiatrist has to contend with is diabetes. What is diabetes? Diabetes is a condition where your blood sugar or glucose levels are too high. Diabetes can cause nerve damage that in some cases, can lead to amputation. It is estimated that 100 million Americans suffer from diabetes. Symptoms of diabetes include: Unusual thirst – the need for fluid…

Hammering Out Hammertoes

102830971 Vector Illustration Of A Hammertoes.If one or more of the joints in your toes look like an inverted ‘v’, you may have something called a hammertoe.  What is a hammertoe? A hammertoe is when one or more of the joints in your second, third, or fourth toe is abnormally bent to one side. Hammertoes can be both painful and uncomfortable and, if not treated properly, lead to surgery. There…

Basic Foot Care Tips for Healthy Feet

59421802 S Clipper Toe Nail Man Foot Hands AcrossKeeping in good health requires constant effort, whether it is through regular exercise or a healthy diet. The same goes for your feet. Regular checkups with your Primary Care physician are essential, as are regular checkups with your podiatrist. While you may be able to detect many foot problems, your podiatrist is best qualified to diagnose any issues, which may arise regarding your feet. Regardless,…

Treating Dry Feet Through Basic Foot Care

42300310 Massage Of Female Feet. Pedicures. Isolated On White Background.A Dry foot is a common ailment for many people. Besides looking unhealthy, having dry feet could lead to other more serious conditions, so keeping an eye on the health of your feet is important. Some of the causes of dry feet include: Athlete’s foot – a skin disease caused by a fungus which usually occurs between the toes Eczema – also called dermatitis. Most…

The Dangers of Diabetic Ulcers

24176226 Gauze Bandage The Foot,treating Patients With Foot UlcersAfter a diagnosis of diabetes, there are a lot of things to think about: maintaining blood sugar levels, improving eating habits, removing unhealthy habits, and making lifestyle changes to keep healthy. With all the possible major complications, such as kidney issues, neuropathy, and even eyesight issues, you’ll have to be careful of diabetic ulcers as well. About ulcers: An ulcer is a skin problem such…