If you're an adult with diabetes, it's important to eat right and exercise regularly to manage your blood sugar. But it's also equally important that you keep your skin as healthy as you can. High blood sugar can potentially cause issues with the fragile skin on your feet, ankles, and toes. These areas of the body can develop open sores, or wounds. Here are ways to keep your foot and ankle skin healthy: [Read More]
Runners: Avoid These 3 Foot Care Mistakes
Good foot care is important for everyone, but if you're a runner, your feet are especially important. A runner's feet are subject to conditions that non-runners don't usually have to deal with, and a foot problem can keep you off the track for some time. Unfortunately, many runners make foot care mistakes due to bad information or misconceptions about foot care. Take a look at some common foot care mistakes that runners make, and find out how to avoid them. [Read More]
Hot To Trot: Are Your Feet To Warm?
Do your feet ever suddenly feel like they are really hot or have a burning sensation? This is a common complaint podiatrists often hear from their patients, and the reasons are varied. Here's an overview of what you need to know about this annoying but often benign condition. What Are The Most Frequent Causes Of Hot Feet? Oftentimes, it is simply a matter of your core temperature being warmer than usual. [Read More]
Heel Pain? Make These Changes To Relieve Your Discomfort
Heel pain is something that can negatively affect your everyday life, especially if you spend much of your day on your feet. While icing your heels at the end of a long period of standing may help to reduce your discomfort, there are a number of other things you can do to alleviate your pain. If your pain persists, it's a good idea to find a local podiatry clinic and schedule an appointment. [Read More]