Why Podiatrists Should Trim Diabetic Patients' Toenails

If you have diabetes, it is essential that you do not trim your own toenails. Doing so can raise the risk for a number of health problems, especially if your diabetes is poorly managed or if you have had diabetes for many years. Here are some reasons why you should make an appointment with your podiatrist when you need to have your toenails trimmed. Infection Risk People with diabetes have a heightened risk for infections after sustaining cuts or other breaks in the skin. [Read More]

Ankle Sprain? Signs Of A Sprain And Treatment Tips

 An ankle sprain can occur at any time, but for some reason it happens when you've done something like stepped wrong on the sidewalk, as opposed to something exciting like you were hiking up a mountain. An ankle sprain can feel very painful and can feel very much like a break. If you have a sprained ankle, but you aren't sure if this is what you have, there are some signs to watch out for. [Read More]

Embarrassed By A Fungal Nail Infection? How Cosmetic Toe Surgeries Can Help

If your toenails have become discolored, brittle, distorted in shape, or foul in odor, you may be suffering from a fungal nail infection. Some people are able to clear up these infections with oral medications or over-the-counter options, but some people may not see good progress and need to seek out a podiatrist. Read on to learn more about this problem and how a podiatrist can help. What Causes This Problem? [Read More]

Why Are Some Runners Prone To Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is a condition in which the band of connective tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot becomes sore and inflamed. It can occur in anyone who spends time on their feet or participates in sports, but it's quite common in runners. Why do some runners seem prone to plantar fasciitis, while others never suffer from this condition? Here are a few of the primary factors involved. [Read More]