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Why You Should Never Ignore Swelling in Your Arms or Legs Apr 14th, 2021

From pregnancy to deep vein thrombosis to broken bones to medication side effects, there are many reasons you might notice swelling in your arms or legs. While you could be tempted to brush off swelling, you should know why you have swelling so you can take the appropriate steps to...

Identify the Most Common Symptoms of Heel Spurs Mar 1st, 2021

Has heel pain left you unable to work out or perform your routine tasks? There are many causes of heel pain, including heel spurs.  Heel spurs, which are hardened calcium deposits that form as bony-like growths, can cause pain underneath and in front of your heel. Don’t ignore heel pain;...

Why Experienced Diabetic Wound Care Matters Feb 17th, 2021

Diabetes is a condition characterized by high blood sugar levels, but it doesn’t just affect your blood sugar. Diabetes can affect all parts of your body from your kidneys to your vision to your feet.  If you have diabetes and develop a wound on your foot, receiving experienced diabetic wound...

High Heels and Morton's Neuroma: Yes, There Is a Connection Jan 22nd, 2021

Although high heel sales have dropped 12%, an estimated 39% of women still wear these shoes on a daily basis. While high heels may add a sophisticated flair to your outfit, they can wreak havoc on your feet.    If you regularly wear high heels — and you notice pain in...

Tips for Preventing Hammertoe Dec 18th, 2020

You rely on your toes more than you realize, so when something goes sideways with your toes, it gets your full attention. Bunions, corns, and calluses are just a few of the toe woes you may face in your lifetime, not the least of which is hammertoe, an involuntary contracture...

Leg and Foot Wound Care Apr 14th, 2017

When an individual is experiencing the effects of a leg, ankle, or foot wound or nonhealing ulcer, the symptoms can be painful and, at times, debilitating. Wounds can result from a variety of conditions, including:  Cancer Diabetes Traumatic injuries Vein disorders Lymphedema Foot and Leg Ulcers Ulcers often occur on...

Common Causes of Foot Pain Apr 13th, 2017

Foot pain can be caused by a variety of conditions, and if not treated properly by a certified foot and ankle specialist, the pain can begin to affect other parts of the body. Common foot conditions include hammertoes, bunions, and plantar fasciitis.  Hammertoes  A hammertoe is a bending, also called...

Understanding Diabetic Foot Care Apr 13th, 2017

In individuals with untreated diabetes, serious complications can arise, including with the feet. An excess of blood sugar can lead to neuropathy, or lack of feeling due to damaged nerves in the legs and feet. Peripheral vascular disease is also a common complication, which is poor blood flow to the...