One of our regular foot care clients showed up at the clinic today with this toe! They were camping and injured it just 2 weeks ago! This is the effects only 14 days caused. Its very lucky this client keeps his regular foot care treatment and screening appointments. We were able to get the wound debrided and cleaned up.
Compression Socks doesn’t have to be a daily struggle! Yes, they’re snug. They are supposed to be – that’s what makes them medically useful. But that’s also why it can be difficult to put on compression socks, especially over the heel and ankle. Unfortunately, when people get discouraged, they don’t wear them consistently – and the swelling in their lower legs and ankles tends to get worse rather than better.
We regularly see clients in our office with troublesome toenails that probably started becoming diseased sometime ago. Most of these clients have been getting pedicures for years. Some were lead in the direction that it was just due to age or told not to be too concerned.
The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, but keep in mind that 30% of people are misdiagnosed with “plantar fasciitis” when, in fact, they have ligament/tendon tears, nerve entrapment, bone bruises or stress fractures. For this reason, it is important that you be examined by a foot specialist first.
You may know them as orthotics, insoles, footbeds or inserts. Regardless of what you call them, not many of us have perfect feet. This means almost everyone can benefit from an orthopedic shoe. However, orthotics may help some of us more than others. Read on to learn the common signs you need orthotics and if they could be a good fit for you.
Have you ever had a sore spot under your foot or on your toes? Or a patch of hard skin that you can’t seem to get rid of? There’s a good chance that you’ve had a corn or a wart. But how do you recognise them and how can you tell whether you have one or the other?
We have so many clients express that they have lived for years with unsightly or painful feet as they were embarrassed and did not know who could help them.
Have you ever been soaking in your comfy massage chair, while soaking your feet in a tub that has just sprayed in between clients and your now sharing whatever was in the tubes of that system. Not Fun and scary for your foot health! We call that “FUNGAL SOUP” yummy…