If you've recently been diagnosed with diabetes, you probably have all sorts of concerns swirling through your mind. You'll have to change your lifestyle and your diet to keep your blood sugar under control so your condition doesn't cause major damage to your body. One thing in particular you'll have to do differently is take good care of your feet. You may not have problems with your feet now, but if your diabetes gets bad enough, you could possibly develop infections severe enough that you need to have a toe amputated. [Read More]
Dealing With Severe And Constant Foot Pain? Know What Isn't Normal
People go to the doctor for well visits, see a dental health professional to have their teeth cleaned, and often see other professionals for other cosmetic concerns, but fail to properly care for their feet. If you are having soreness and pain throughout your toes, foot, arch, and ankle, and the pain is so severe that some days you can't walk after being on your feet for hours, you need to see a podiatrist. [Read More]
Why Is The Base Of Your Big Toe Sore?
When the base of your big toe is sore, the pain can make it hard to walk, play, and enjoy your favorite activities. Figuring out what's causing your pain is the first step to treating it and getting on with your daily life. Here's a look at two of the most likely causes of pain as the base of the big toe. Sesamoiditis Do you partake in an activity like ballet, running, or long jumping in which you regularly put a lot of strain on your big toe? [Read More]
4 Things You Need to Know about Adult-Acquired Flat Foot
Flat foot is a deformity of the feet that is characterized by fallen arches. When you have fallen arches, the entirety of the soles of your feet make contact with the ground when you stand or walk. This deformity can develop during adulthood; here are four things you need to know about adult-acquired flat foot. What causes adult-acquired flat foot? Adult-acquired flat foot can have many causes. One potential cause is damage to the tendon within your ankle. [Read More]