Taggded: foot health

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 …

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 …

Foot Health Highlight: Pediatric Foot Injury and When to Be Concerned About Damage to Your Child’s Growth Plate

Whenever podiatrists hear of a child suffering from an injury, we automatically worry about possible damage to growth plates. It’s a legitimate concern that needs to be thoroughly evaluated upon presentation to the doctor. When dealing with lower extremity injuries the podiatrist will typically x-ray and clinically evaluate the injury to determine if the area in and …

Foot Health Highlight: HPV of the Foot and Treatment Options for Plantar Warts

If you’ve noticed new, small areas of growth on the sole of your child’s foot recently, there’s no need to panic. More than likely your child has been exposed to Human Papilloma Virus (HPV); a virus that can infect the skin leading to the development of plantar warts. Plantar warts are the most common infection …

What Is Diabetic Neuropathy?

In 2002, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, approximately 65% of those living with diabetes also had some degree of correlated neuropathy. In many cases, it is the symptoms of neuropathy that lead to the diagnosis of diabetes, because these symptoms indicate to the patient that there may be …

Helpful Doctor Tips to Get Your Feet Ready for Winter

How to Take Care of Your Feet this Winter With each changing season brings a new set of guidelines for keeping feet happy and healthy. Just as skincare needs change from summer to winter, so to do needs for foot health. For diabetic patients, proper care of the feet during winter months can be even more …