If you have diabetes, you may want to be a little more cautious about taking care of simple cuts, scratches, scrapes and bruises. In fact, skin care of any kind is important to your health. Bruises are the simplest to address. As long as the skin is not broken, you really don’t need to do … Read More
It’s fresh into sandal season, and you need your feet to look great. So it’s off to the salon for a pedicure. But where you go can be the difference between pedi-heaven — or pedi-pain.
When warm weather hits, it’s time to shimmy out of your boots and strap on sandals. Here are five strategies to help your feet look their best. Get a safe pedicure Did you know that your local pedi palace could be a source of a nasty foot infection? It all depends on how the salon is … Read More
If the joint on one of your toes — usually the toe next to the big toe or the smallest toe — points upward rather than lying flat, you might have a hammertoe. The condition is actually a deformity that happens when one of the toe muscles becomes weak and puts pressure on the toe’s … Read More
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An ingrown toenail, with the side edge of your nail growing into the skin, can make you painfully aware of a toe you don’t normally notice. As the nail continues to dig into the skin, it irritates it, causing pain. “If an ingrown toenail causes a break in the skin, bacteria can enter and cause … Read More
Whether it’s sandal season or boot season, you may be thinking it’s time to do something about that large bump jutting out at the base of your big toe. Doctors call that bump hallux valgus, but you might know it as a bunion. Bunions form when the bone or tissue at the joint at the bottom … Read More
What would it be like to breathe in 100 percent oxygen? For people with chronic, non-healing wounds, this therapy is effective, painless and gentle. Patients may spend two hours a day for a given time in a large, clear, tube-like chamber. They can relax or watch TV in this specially equipped, pressurized room as they … Read More
Foot fungus and fungal toenails are a serious annoyance, but they can also become a serious health problem, especially if you have diabetes or a weak immune system. Learn how to treat them.
When it comes to shoes, some women will shop till they drop for the perfect pump, and many men would rather wear the same classic pair of sneakers forever. But neither group has it quite right, says Georgeanne Botek, DPM, a Cleveland Clinic podiatric surgeon. Dr. Botek shares tips for choosing shoes that are good … Read More
People with diabetes are at risk for long-term problems affecting the eyes, kidneys, heart, brain, feet and nerves. The best way to prevent or delay these problems is to control your blood sugar and take good care of yourself. Want to learn more about your risk? Take the diabetes risk assessment. Brain Diabetes increases the … Read More