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2020

The Three-Pronged Approach To Foot Wounds For Diabetic Patients

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If you are someone with diabetes, then you already know how many deleterious effects this condition can have on your body. One of those effects is to raise your risk of foot wounds — in particular, foot wounds that are slow to heal and that become infected. A great way to approach foot wounds as a diabetic is to take a three-pronged stance. The three prongs are prevention, detection, and treatment. Read More»

Should You Be Considering A Surgical Bunionectomy?

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If you have a bunion, then you have the choice of sticking with conservative treatments or opting for a surgical bunionectomy procedure. The decision is a personal one, but there are some signs that you should be looking at your surgical options sooner than later. Keep reading to find out about a few of these signs. You Have Tried Conservative Treatments For Years Conservative treatments are a good option for mild bunion conditions that can easily be controlled. Read More»

How to Identify and Address a Stone Bruise

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A stone bruise can happen to anyone when walking or running. If you land on a sharp rock with your heel or ball of your foot, you know what caused your injury, but sometimes, a stone bruise might be caused by repetitive activity or a foot abnormality. Minor stone bruises usually heal fast, but if yours heals slowly or if you have stone bruises frequently, you should see a foot doctor to verify the diagnosis and to get proper treatment. Read More»

How Cosmetic Toe Surgeons Help Runners Who Break a Big Toe

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Broken big toes may throw a runner off their game and make it very hard for them to compete at a high level. As a result, it may be necessary for those in this position to get cosmetic toe surgery to ensure that they can compete again.  A Broken Toe May Impact a Runner’s Ability Running may not seem like a heavy impact sport or one in which a person could get injured. Read More»

Tips For Avoiding Foot And Ankle Injuries When Weightlifting

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Weightlifting is a great way to improve your bone and joint health if you do it safely. However, many people can experience injuries, especially from heavier weights. Common areas of injury include the knees, lower back, and shoulders, but your feet and ankles can also suffer if you are not careful. Follow these tips to keep your feet and ankles safe as you lift weights.  1. Improve mobility. One of the best things you can do for your feet and ankles is to make sure you stay as mobile as possible. Read More»

Toe Problems? When To See A Podiatrist

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Do you have toe pain? When you do, you can visit a foot doctor at a foot treatment center to help you out. You can alleviate some of the foot and toe pain you have when you wear the proper shoes and make sure you don’t stand for long periods of time on hard surfaces that don’t have any support, but you should also seek the care of a foot doctor as well. Read More»

What Is Gout And How Is It Treated?

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If you have pain and noticeable swelling around your big toe or other joint in your foot, then you could have a common, but easily treated, condition called gout. Gout is potentially debilitating and can even lead to permanent joint or kidney damage, so you shouldn’t ignore it. Here is more information about gout, how it is treated, and how you can prevent it so that you can keep on your feet. Read More»

Why Your Heels Hurt Every Time You Wake Up

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Your feet take a beating each and every day. Think about how much you walk, run, play a sport, or just move from your couch to the kitchen. All of those steps each day can really add up. Now think about how the shoes you are squishing your feet into and how much work they are getting every day. It ends up being quite a bit of work for your feet, so at some point you are going to end up with a problem with your feet. Read More»

Total Ankle Replacement Surgery: Common Faqs

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The ankle is one of the most used joints of the entire body, and the articular surfaces of the ankle can break down and need to be replaced with a total ankle replacement. If you are facing ankle replacement surgery, you will likely have some concerns. Here is a look at some of the things you should know about ankle replacement before the surgery takes place.  How successful is ankle replacement surgery? Read More»

What Types Of Orthotics Do Podiatrists Commonly Prescribe?

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Many people have problems with their feet which makes standing, walking and running very difficult. Among these problems are heel spurs, hammer toes and being unbalanced because one leg is longer than the other. However, by wearing specially made orthotics these problems can be resolved. These are the three different types of orthotics that may be commonly prescribed by your podiatrist to help correct these issues. Soft Orthotics Soft orthotics are used to provide comfort and support to feet that are very sore and painful. Read More»