Gentlemen—here are five foot problems you should take care of ASAP.
Friday, January 4
So is some foot pain normal? From a medical aspect ... the answer is no. It is a clear sign that something is wrong, and needs to be evaluated and treated. Men are the first to admit they usually resist going to a doctor when their feet hurt. But the good news is that most foot or ankle problems are treatable, and easier to treat when diagnosed early. Let’s look at foot pain this way—pain is like the oil light in your car. Left unchecked or ignored, what you may consider "some foot pain" can slowly worsen until it becomes more difficult and expensive to resolve. Men, if you currently have foot pain, here are five foot problems you should never ignore: Heel Pain- this is often caused by tissue inflammation, but can also result from what is…
One study has found that 25 percent of 600 people surveyed who had suffered an amputation from diabetes said they should have seen a specialist sooner.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Editor's Note: The month of November is National Diabetes Month—and this article is in recognition of it. People with diabetes who develop foot ulcers are more at risk of dying prematurely than those without this complication. This devastating complication of early death usually begins with neuropathy and subsequent foot ulcers which may lead to infection and lower extremity amputation even in the absence of vascular disease. Although not all diabetic foot complications can be prevented, it is possible to reduce the incidence of amputations and early death through early detection, treatment and prevention. Educating patients along with their family members or caregivers to the warning signs of diabetic foot disease and the importance of …