Month: December 2017

Dealing With Blisters on Your Feet

Blisters are small skin sacs that are filled with a white fluid called serum. They are the body’s response to friction and they need to be treated promptly to decrease pain and prevent possible infection, especially in patients who have diabetes. The rubbing that causes blistering is frequently from poorly fitted footwear. Foot abnormalities such […]

Ingrown Toenails Dig Your Skin

Ingrown toenails are a notoriously painful condition that occurs when the side of your toenail digs into the tender skin on the edge of your toe. Your toenails normally grow along the surface of your skin, but for a variety of reasons the edge of the nail can dig into the skin causing pain and […]

Proper Foot Care for Those with Diabetes

If you or a loved one is dealing with the complications of diabetes, then you know how important proper foot care is to your overall health and vitality. Two of the complications of diabetes that have a direct impact on the health of your feet are peripheral neuropathy, and decreased blood circulation. Peripheral neuropathy results […]

Some Causes of Big Toe Pain

Pain in the big toe is a complaint often addressed by podiatrists. There are several common causes of pain in the big toe, but it isn’t always easy to determine the correct diagnosis without the help of your foot care professional. A problem with the big toe can be caused by disease, injury, or a […]