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
Whether you're on your feet for extended periods of time at work or you are an athlete that does a lot of running, heel pain can be very frustrating and uncomfortable to live with. Luckily, there are a few things that you can do to help alleviate heel pain so you can get back to your everyday activities in a timely manner. If you're suffering from heel pain, use the following tips to alleviate the discomfort:
1 March 2017
According to Women's Running, in addition to providing you with a slimmer waistline, running can also reduce your risk of depression by 19 percent and of major heart attacks by 50 percent. If you're new to the world of running, you might assume that all you need to do is strap on a pair of expensive sneakers and hit the road. Unfortunately, if you don't do your homework, chances are that running will wreak havoc on your feet.
3 October 2016
Lipomas are small fatty tumors that can randomly appear on all areas of the body. While they are mostly harmless, when lipomas appear on the foot, it can become a source of pain and frustration. Instead of suffering with the lipomas, you can visit a podiatrist at a clinic like Advanced Foot & Ankle Center of Palatine to help guide you through four different solutions. The solution that you choose ultimately depends on the location of the lipoma and the pain that you are feeling.
28 January 2016