Category: Foot Health Tips

Start the New Year on the Right Foot!

A large portion of people only think about seeing a podiatrist when something goes wrong with their feet and they begin to feel pain. Yet, good foot health is essential to enjoying a better quality of life. This makes podiatry a very vital part of preventative medicine, even though much of the public is unaware of this fact.   Why …

Please, check your feet!!

Diabetic neuropathy is one of the most common complications that as Podiatrist we see in our diabetic patient population.  At this time of the year it is very important to review neuropathy, its causes, and the importance of daily foot checks at home to prevent complications associated with having neuropathy.  Neuropathy by definition is disease …

No More Vaseline!

The most common response from my patients, when asked about what agents they use to moisturize their legs and feet is: Vaseline.  It is a complete myth that Vaseline moisturizes skin, but it does a very good job at creating that façade! The skin is composed of three main layers: the epidermis, dermis and subcuticular …

Stress Fractures

When a Podiatrist diagnosis a patient with a stress fracture, patients only hear the “fracture” part of the diagnosis.  However, the “stress” part of that statement is extremely important and delineates a stress fracture from other types of fracture in its mechanism of injury and prognosis for recovery.  Stress fractures differ from other fractures in …

Circulation in the Diabetic Patient

Patient’s recently diagnosed with diabetes are often encouraged to visit a Podiatrist for a complete lower extremity exam, but the reason for this evaluation is unknown to the patient!  Podiatrists have expert knowledge in understanding the lower extremity in addition to the affects that diabetes can take on the body, and we will evaluate you …

3 things to heal a Diabetic Ulcer

Diabetic ulcers are becoming one of the major causes of amputation of a toe or limb.  A small sore can turn into a large wound in a very small amount of time.  If you are diabetic, it is important to seek proper care and precautions need to be taken in order to prevent ulcers and …