Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which the body is unable to produce enough insulin, resulting in high blood glucose levels. High blood glucose levels, in turn, can have a negative effect on many different parts of the body. Since blood flow to the extremities is often lower in diabetics, feet are one body part…Read more
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The pain is often a stabbing pain that is worse when standing. It’s cause is the inflammation of the plantar fascia, a thick ligament that runs from the heel bone to the toes. This condition is most common in those who stand a lot as…Read more
A podiatric physician is sometimes needed to help with the care of toenails. From simple toenail trimming to more complex ailments, there are many conditions that can affect the toenails including thick, yellow, or brittle toenails, toenail fungus, tumors of the toenail, ingrown toenails, and many others. When home treatment does not work on any…Read more
What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg. They may further specialize in such areas as sports medicine, surgery, wound care, pediatrics, or diabetes care. Since the foot is such an important part of the body, it is important to have…Read more