When your feet are in pain, the only thing you can think of is how to get relief from this pain. If you've tried icing your heel or arch, if you've tried heat to feel relief, and you've rested your feet, but nothing seems to be working, it could be caused by plantar fasciitis. There are still things you can try in order to find relief, but you should still go to a podiatrist to determine exactly what is causing your pain and to figure out a treatment plan.
25 January 2021
If you've been dealing with bunions and the associated pain, you may think that your only option is to have surgery. Indeed, bunion surgery can give you relief. But before you enjoy that relief, you need to go through a few weeks of discomfort and healing. If you can't afford to set aside that time right now, then you might be better off managing your bunions in a non-surgical way. Here are some options to explore.
15 July 2020
Although plantar warts are not a serious condition, they can be painful. For this reason alone, you should visit a podiatrist. You are likely to find one or more products at your local drug store that claim to treat plantar warts, but their effectiveness falls far short of the treatment you will receive by visiting a foot doctor. The following are a few reasons you should have a podiatrist look at your plantar wart.
16 September 2019
When you think about your diabetes, you likely think about daily blood sugar numbers and your long-term A1C much more than the health of your feet. As long as you don't have any pain in your feet, it is very easy to ignore them. However, when you are living with diabetes, your feet are always in danger of sores and infections that can potentially lead to life-threatening infections and amputations. Thankfully, there are many actions you can take to prevent these serious medical problems, including each of the following:
24 January 2019
As a diabetic, it will be necessary to pay attention to what your body is telling you. Your feet are likely to be number than those who do not suffer from diabetes. Since it is easy for an infection to set in with a cut and healing is slower, you will need to pay careful attention to your feet. For those who have prior issues with their feet, here are some ways to make sure that your feet remain problem free.
21 October 2018
Is running your preferred form of exercise? Running can be one of the most effective and enjoyable ways to stay in shape. If you're like most runners, your daily jog is an important part of your day. Unfortunately, running can also take a toll on your feet. Most runners deal with foot pain at some point. Often the pain can be reduced with some rest and icing, and perhaps a change in shoes or running form.
25 July 2018
The pain from plantar fasciitis can be felt in your heel and along the bottom of your foot. Swelling of the tissue can cause stiffness and pain as you move your foot when walking. Pressing on your heel can often cause pain as well. Calf, heel, and foot stretches are often prescribed for plantar fasciitis to help work out the stiffness associated with the condition. While you can do the stretches often during the day, you aren't able to do them at night when you sleep, and that can cause intense pain when you first start walking in the morning.
23 March 2018
Living with diabetes can be a real challenge. It's essential to take the necessary medications and to keep track of your blood sugar levels. One of the common issues that arise for many in this situation is having foot wounds. These can have a negative impact on your daily life, and you'll want to do all you can to help these heal in the shortest amount of time. Being aware of specific tips that can help accomplish this is certain to be helpful if you're in this predicament.
6 February 2018
Cycling is an intense sport that is physically demanding. It's important to use proper equipment to protect your body from harm due to posture problems and the repetitive motion of cycling. The sport can be particularly hard on your feet, especially if you don't wear proper shoes and maintain good form. Stress on the feet can cause foot and knee pain. One injury you can get from cycling is sesamoiditis. These are the symptoms you notice and how the condition is treated:
1 September 2017
Your feet do a significant amount of work each day. Any time you walk or run, your feet are absorbing a tremendous amount of weight and pressure. Keeping your feet in the proper position while you're in motion will help to alleviate pain and prevent potential injuries. Orthotics can play a beneficial role when it comes to aligning the feet properly. While you might think that purchasing a pair of orthotics from your local sporting goods store is sufficient, you could experience greater benefits from custom orthotics.
25 July 2017