Tips to Avoid Holiday Pitfalls

Our podiatrists focus on our patient’s feet and ankles, but we’re happy when you’re in good health overall. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving’s fast approaching and it can jumpstart you into several weeks of unhealthy holiday behaviors. With just a bit of mindfulness, however, you can stop them from becoming long-term habits. Here are some typical pitfalls and what you can do to avoid them: Skipping your daily…

Proper Healing Takes Time

foot and ankle injuriesFoot and ankle injuries don’t always heal quickly. And yet, modern society expects everything to happen fast! Your internet search is taking more than a few seconds to load? Ugh – cause for annoyance. Traffic jam on the interstate? – permission to feel impatient and anxious. On TV, the hero wraps up a crisis neatly and tidily. It’s easy to let this “get-it-done” mindset sneak…

5 Diabetes Complications of the Feet

diabetesLet’s dive more deeply into some of the effects of diabetes on the feet that we touched upon in last week’s blog. We mentioned five effects: wounds that won’t heal, fungal infections, numbness, cracked heels, and weakened bones: Wounds that won’t heal. For the non-diabetic, a cut or scrape is usually no big deal and will heal quickly. That’s not always the case for people…

6 Powerful Reasons to Avoid Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Awareness MonthThirty-four million people in the United States have Type 2 diabetes. Sadly, all of them are at a higher risk of health complications in ways that might surprise you. In observance of Diabetes Awareness Month, let’s look into six of these complications: Legs and feet can develop problems with circulation and nerve function. Our patients with diabetes are more susceptible to certain lower limb issues…