One of the problems diabetics have is slow healing wounds. Another problem is peripheral neuropathy. When you combine the two, it is common for someone with diabetes to get a cut or wound on their feet that they do not notice until it has become infected. This is the main reason diabetics end up having toes or feet amputated and is the reason foot wound care is of the utmost importance.
31 July 2018
Foot problems can be a devastating issue for a patient to experience. This is particularly true for those that must spend long hours on their feet. Due to these reasons, you should have a thorough understanding of these problems and the steps that are needed to minimize the issues you experience. This is especially important for diabetic patients that are suffering from foot wounds. 1. Why Are Wounds On Diabetic Patients' Feet More Difficult To Heal?
9 April 2018
If you have a painful bump on the outside of your little toe, it might be a bunionette. A bunionette can be very painful. It's often caused by constant pressure against your little toe. The condition is basically the same as a bunion, except a bunion usually refers to a condition of the large toe. When the little toe is affected, it's called a bunionette. Here are some treatments that may help relieve pain and slow the progression of the bunionette.
1 February 2018
Taking care of your feet is nothing new, but many old wives' tales and myths persist about foot care and podiatry. Foot health is an essential component to taking care of the rest of your body. Whether you are concerned about bunions for the first time or are simply going in for a checkup, it is important to understand the truth behind foot care. Your podiatrist will thank you for it.
24 October 2017
You don't have to be suffering from a chronic medical condition to benefit from orthotics. Just about everyone can benefit from having custom orthotics placed in their footwear on a daily basis. The following are five of the biggest reasons why using custom orthotics is beneficial for podiatry patients: Orthotics can prevent you from getting tired during your busy workday If you start to feel sore in your feet or anywhere on your body as the workday progresses, custom orthotics may provide you with relief all day and even increase your productivity.
26 July 2017
The average runner takes between 150-170 steps per minute of running. For a marathoner, this translates to nearly 40,000 steps just to complete a single marathon. This why maintaining healthy feet can be the key to recovering from and preparing for, marathon. Your greatest resource for keeping your feet healthy is your local podiatrist. Here are three procedures your podiatrist can give you to help keep your feet healthy for next marathon:
13 June 2017
A routine ankle fracture in a diabetic patient can result in losing a limb. When you are a diabetic, this injury put you at risks for complications. These complications include infection, fracture displacement, neuropathic arthropathy, and your wound takes longer to heal. Diabetes affects your entire body because blood flows to every part of your body. In 2012, around 29.1 million Americans had diabetes. Read on to find out how to treat a diabetic patient for a displaced ankle fracture.
15 March 2017