One way that patients can head off potential foot and ankle problems is by getting in the habit of doing regular self-exams on your feet. In between checkups by your podiatrist, it’s a good idea to get in the habit of doing a self-exam on your feet.
A neuroma is a benign but painful condition that occurs when nerve tissue grows into a tumor-like structure, usually between the third and fourth toes. There isn’t one particular cause of neuromas, but foot doctors can point to a number of contributing factors
Peripheral arterial disease or PAD occurs when fatty deposits known as plaque build up in your arteries causing them to harden and reduce blood flow to your legs and feet. This poor circulation most often affects arteries in the legs but can also affect other arteries that go to vital organs.
Good health is the result of a healthy lifestyle and proper care of all the systems and parts of your entire body. In honor of National Nutrition Month, we’d like to explore the relationship of food and your feet.
Without properly control, diabetes patients can encounter serious health issues including damage to their kidneys, nerves, eyes, heart, and feet. Following these tips can help avoid lower extremity problems and manage diabetes successfully.
When you have foot or ankle pain you should turn to a skilled podiatrist for relief. It’s a good idea to do a little preparation for your appointment in order to make the most of your time with the foot doctor and speed the diagnosis of your problem.
Your foot is an incredibly complex structure. With 26 bones, 33 joints and over 100 ligaments, muscles and tendons when something goes wrong you need the attention of a professional podiatrist to ensure an accurate diagnosis and prompt treatment.