Archive for 2016

Santa’s Bunion – a Footnote

  Santa groaned to himself. He hated dress rehearsal. His father had instituted dress rehearsal after one year when there was a problem with his hat. Why he kept up the habit when he became Santa was beyond him. There was so much to do this time of year that taking time to put on […]

The 411 on Stress Fractures

This week we are going to talk about stress fractures. A stress fracture is not what happens this time of year to your sense of humor. A stress fracture is a small crack in a foot bone or shin bone. It is an overuse injury. While a broken bone is usually due to an event […]

What’s Up With Your Toes?

Have you noticed that your toe nails are not looking quite right? Are they perhaps a little yellow or thick or have they developed lines on the nail? You may be one of the millions who have developed onychomycosis or as it is commonly known, toe nail fungus.   Toe nail fungus is not fun. […]

Basic Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines

It is time to wrap up National Diabetes Awareness month.  I have the feeling that we barely scrape the surface of the subject each year.  There is an extra week this year so I can put in a summary of points for those with diabetes.     While I am tempted to start with how important […]

5 Habits for Those with Peripheral Neuropathy

Last week we talked about peripheral neuropathy. People with diabetes are susceptible to developing peripheral neuropathy if their diabetes is not under control. Peripheral neuropathy can take several forms. Some patients will have nerve pain that feels like “pins and needles.”  Some will not have any feeling at all. Some may feel like they are […]

How Are Your Feet Feeling?

Peripheral neuropathy is a disease that is most often seen in conjunction with diabetes. Remember in the first post of this series we talked about how uncontrolled diabetes means that the glucose generated by your body from carbohydrates cannot be absorbed due to the lack of insulin? When glucose is not paired with insulin, it […]

5 Habits for Foot Heath for Those with Diabetes

During Diabetes Awareness month, we are doing a series of posts on how diabetes affects the feet. Uncontrolled diabetes can affect the feet in several ways. The result of continuing to have uncontrolled diabetes can lead to amputation of the foot and/or leg. This is a harsh reality for people with diabetes. With good monitoring […]

November is Diabetes Awareness Month

How much do you know about diabetes? According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and another 86 million are at risk for developing Type 2 diabetes. Do you know someone with diabetes?  Do you understand what diabetes is? There is not just one kind […]

Syndactyly – Have You Heard of It?

Today we are going to talk about Syndactyly. What? You’ve never hear of it? It is a normal condition that affects males more than females. There is a thought that it is a hereditary condition but it can also seem to develop without any family history. So… I haven’t exactly explained it, have I? Syndactyly […]