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What Is Peripheral Arterial Disease?   Commonly referred to as poor circulation, Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) is the restriction of blood flow in the arteries of the leg. When arteries become narrowed by plaque (the accumulation of cholesterol and other materials on the...
/conditions/peripheral-arterial-disease-(p-a-d-) 11/8/2016 2:13:31 PM
Cold feet are most commonly a result of medical conditions that cause poor blood flow in the legs or feet, such as peripheral vascular disease (PVD), a blockage or narrowing of the arteries, Raynauds’s phenomenon (cold sensitivity that causes a spasm of the blood vessels) and...
/conditions/cold-feet 9/26/2016 9:58:56 AM
Gangrene occurs when there is a lack of blood supply to tissue, depriving it of oxygen, and thereby causing death and decay of the tissue. The two types of gangrene are wet (caused by bacterial infection) and dry (no infection). The most common causes of gangrene are diabetes...
/conditions/gangrene 11/8/2016 12:52:52 PM
Calf pain can result from many different causes. Sometimes something as simple as overactivity causes muscle strain in the calf. Or dietary imbalances may cause cramping in the calf. However, calf pain may be a symptom of more serious problems as well. Poor blood flow to the...
/conditions/calf-pain 9/26/2016 9:22:26 AM
What Is Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy?   Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes. When it affects the arms, hands, legs and feet, it is known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is different from peripheral arterial disease (poor...
/conditions/diabetic-peripheral-neuropathy 11/8/2016 11:58:22 AM
Ankle Replacement Rapidly on the Rise Arthritic hips and knees are replaced all the time—but did you know that arthritic ankles can also be replaced? In fact, ankle replacements in the U.S. more than doubled last year, thanks in part to advances in ankle implants (prostheses...
/article/ankle-replacement-rapidly-on-the-rise 11/23/2016 11:53:06 AM
Foot Health Facts for People Living with Diabetes Having diabetes increases the risk of developing a wide range of foot problems, often because of two complications of the disease: nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor circulation. For those living with diabetes, foot problems...
/article/foot-health-facts-for-diabetics 11/8/2016 12:21:02 PM
Tingly feet can be a sign of nerve loss. The nerves in the feet come from the lower back. Pressure or chemical change in the nerve can cause a tingling sensation in the feet. Any sensation that is out of the ordinary can be an early sign of neurologic or vascular problems. In...
/conditions/tingly-feet 11/7/2016 4:05:55 PM
Shoes for patients living with diabetes are made of special protective inserts and soft shoe materials to accommodate for conditions, such as neuropathy (numb feet), poor circulation and foot deformities (bunions, hammertoes, etc.). The shoes decrease the chance of foot s...
/conditions/diabetic-shoes 11/8/2016 11:57:26 AM
What Is Calcaneal Apophysitis?   Calcaneal apophysitis is a painful inflammation of the heel’s growth plate. It typically affects children between the ages of 8 and 14 years old, because the heel bone (calcaneus) is not fully developed until at least age 14. Until then, new ...
/conditions/calcaneal-apophysitis-(sever-s-disease) 7/19/2016 4:45:09 PM
Fix Feet First Before Weight Loss Resolutions Many of the estimated 70 million obese Americans are trapped in a life-threatening cycle: Obesity aggravates foot problems, like heel pain and flat feet; sore feet make it hard to exercise and lose weight; and without exercise, o...
/article/fix-feet-first-before-weight-loss-resolutions 11/9/2016 12:56:25 PM
Ulcers, which are open sores in the skin, occur when the outer layers of the skin are injured and the deeper tissues become exposed. They can be caused by excess pressure due to ill-fitting shoes, long periods in bed or after an injury that breaks the skin. Ulcers are commonl...
/conditions/ulcers 11/8/2016 2:20:16 PM
Ulcers, which are open sores in the skin, occur when the outer layers of the skin are injured and the deeper tissues become exposed. They can be caused by excess pressure due to ill-fitting shoes, long periods in bed or after an injury that breaks the skin. Ulcers are commonl...
/conditions/wounds 11/8/2016 2:22:09 PM
For Those Living with Diabetes, Treatment with Stem Cells May Avert Amputation Data presentation shows stem cell therapy supports faster recovery, fewer infections in diabetics.     According to data presented at the 73rd Annual Scientific Conference of the American Colleg...
/article/for-diabetics,-treatment-with-stem-cells-may-avert 11/8/2016 12:51:53 PM
Evolving Surgery Helping to Eliminate Foot Nerve Pain Foot & ankle surgeons are finding relief for long-time sufferers Imagine suffering with severe nerve pain in your feet—a pain often described as a shooting or burning sensation without reprieve. Oftentimes, this type of ...
/article/evolving-surgery-helping-to-eliminate-foot-nerve-p 3/1/2017 2:08:50 PM
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