March is National Nutrition Month, you can teach kids that good nutrition is important for their feet. If we want our feet to continue allowing us to stand, walk, run, and play sports, we’ve got to take in the right nutrients.
Would you be surprised to learn that diabetes is extremely damaging to your feet? High blood sugar damages nerves and blood vessels, which makes the feet especially vulnerable to two things: numbness and slow healing.
Viruses are responsible for many diseases, including the ones we often see like the common cold, influenza, and chickenpox. There are two main viruses that cause some common problems with your feet.
If you’ve got a bunion, chances are you’ve known it for a while. You’ve been watching it over time. Maybe it’s gotten worse, jutting out a little further from the base of your big toe.
There’s nothing worse than having your passion for running come crashing down in the form of a foot or ankle injury. Overuse injuries come about as a result of training too fast or too far, thereby putting too much strain on some part of the foot or ankle.
February is National Heart Month! People wear red to encourage themselves and others to take good care of their hearts. Keeping your weight in a healthy range is one of the best ways to celebrate heart health.
Many foot problems that develop later in life have actually been brewing for many years. So it pays to take care of one’s feet starting at a young age.
When your body gets cold, the vessels in your toes constrict so that blood flows to more important body parts like your brain and heart. That’s great for keeping you alive, but your extremities suffer.
January 25 was National Opposite Day, which got us to thinking: what would happen if we completely turned around the advice we give our patients? Here’s how NOT to treat your feet
We podiatrists have a suggestion for you: consider the passing of another year as an opportunity to take better care of your feet! Dr. Craig B. Frey and Dr. Megan L. Oltmann are passionate about taking care of our patients’ feet.