Working With Your Podiatrist

Working With Your Podiatrist

  • Four Things Your Podiatrist Can Tell You About Your General Health

    Most people don't give much thought to their feet until something happens that they can't ignore. However, certain foot conditions are sometimes indicators or overall health issues. Following are four things that your podiatrist may be able to tell you about your general health. Sudden Disappearance of Hair on your Toes If the hair on your toes disappears during a relatively short period of time or fails to grow back after you shave it off, it's possible that you may have developed a cardiovascular condition.

  • Experiencing Heel & Arch Pain? Here's What You Do About It

    If your heels and arches hurt after spending time on your feet, such as running or working, you might have a problem called plantar fasciitis. You can experience plantar fasciitis from several things, including placing repeated stress, tension, and pressure on your feet. You can take steps to ease your painful feet temporarily with the information and tips below. Why Do Your Heels and Arches Hurt? The plantar fascia is a thick ligament that extends from your heel bones to your toes and helps form the arch of your foot.

  • Laser Nail Light Beam Podiatry Treatment For Toenail Fungus Eliminates The Problem

    Toenail fungus is not pleasant to look at nor is it easy to get rid of. You may have tried all sorts of topical applications, but the fungus has continued to grow on your toenails. In many cases, the condition worsens following the applications. Even when you take an oral medication that's supposed to work, it just doesn't work. It is a frustrating condition, but the good news is that podiatrists are now using a laser treatment that destroys and eliminates the troubling fungus.

  • Tips For Caring For Your Feet During Pregnancy

    When you are pregnant, your feet are carrying the weight of your world. Many women experience pain and swelling in their feet during pregnancy. There are some key things you can do to help you prevent injury and keep your feet in good health for the duration of your pregnancy. Wear good shoes. Many pregnant women have trouble wearing their old shoes as pregnancy progresses, simple because the feet naturally begin to widen due to the extra weight of baby, fluid, and normal weight gain.

  • American Ninja Warrior Training: 4 Possible Foot Problems to Be Aware Of

    On the NBC show American Ninja Warrior, athletes have shown amazing physical skills and prowess through various types of obstacle courses. If you're interested in becoming the next American Ninja Warrior, then you must undergo rigorous training that takes a toll on your whole body. The unique training that is performed can have an impact particularly on your feet. Your feet are an essential part of the training, and being aware of possible injuries can help you prevent them or heal from them quickly.

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    When you have an ingrown toenail, it can be tempting to take care of the problem on your own. Armed with a set of tweezers and some nail clippers, you might be ready to get in there and take care of business. Unfortunately, a few missteps could lead to a serious infection. I have made this mistake myself, and it almost cost me my toe. I hope that as you evaluate your own foot problems that you will remember how valuable a podiatrist can be. Your foot doctor can inspect your problem and recommend the proper course of action. Read through my website to learn more.