Rest: Stay off the injured (foot/ankle). Walking may cause further injury. Ice: Apply an ice pack to the injured area, placing a thin towel between the ice and the skin. Use ice for 20 minutes and then wait at least 40 minutes before icing again. Compression: An el...
1/10/2018 1:13:35 PM
There’s been recent news coverage of “COVID toes” claiming certain rash or skin conditions can be linked to COVID-19. While we are still monitoring the correlation to the disease, foot and ankle surgeons do note that many viral conditions or other ailments can manifest in ...
4/21/2020 6:16:29 PM
Fix Your Feet to Improve Your Golf Swing Exercise Alternatives for People with Foot Pain Is This a Corn or a Callus?
6/27/2016 5:28:03 PM
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...
1/10/2018 12:49:30 PM
Foot & Ankle Surgeons Examine Strategies to Treat Ulcers Before They Start Preventing reoccurrence key to managing dangerous foot wounds People with reoccurring foot sores or ulcers are in a constant battle to save their feet from amputation. Nearly 85 percent of lower-extr...
10/28/2020 1:12:59 PM
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...
10/28/2020 1:19:59 PM
Why Women's Feet Hurt More in Autumn Fall is not a fun time of year for women like Elaine Powers. In the summer months, "like everybody else, I like to wear flip-flop sandals, open-toed shoes, a nice pedicure with good nail polish," she says. But as autumn arrives, the 49-...
11/9/2016 11:40:12 AM
The Dos and Don’ts for Diabetes Foot Care View full-size version View Spanish full-size version
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What Is Acute Inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s normal protective response to an injury, irritation or surgery. This natural defense process brings increased blood flow to the area, resulting in an accumulation of fluid. As the body mounts this protective response, ...
11/8/2017 2:45:11 PM
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...
1/10/2018 11:39:56 AM
Make Your Feet Smile This Sandal Season When summer hits, we are guaranteed at least three solid months of wearing sandals. Seeing your feet exposed may raise questions as to what could be ailing your feet. To help keep your feet healthy and happy for the summer and beyond, ...
11/9/2016 4:22:02 PM
Keep Your Feet Safe at the Gym in the New Year Don’t let foot injuries keep you from your fitness resolutions. ( View Full-Size Version ) In the New Year, don't forget to keep your feet in tip-top shape while following through with your resolutions to get...
11/9/2016 2:16:10 PM
What Is a Soft-Tissue Biopsy? A soft-tissue biopsy is the removal and microscopic examination of a small sample of soft tissue for diagnostic purposes. Soft tissue includes the skin, fat, muscle and tendons that surround, connect or support other tissues or organs. Soft-t...
1/10/2018 1:40:13 PM
Osteomyelitis (an infection of the bone) can be caused by a variety of microbial agents (bacteria, fungus), the most common of which is staphylococcus aureus. This serious infection can occur from a number of sources: It may enter bone through an injury, such as an open...
1/10/2018 12:44:49 PM
Tasty Holiday Meals Can Trigger Painful Toes What You Can’t See This Winter Can Hurt You Don’t Let the Cold Nip at Your Toes
6/27/2016 5:25:47 PM