If your bunions get so bad that they make walking and daily life challenging, you may need to schedule bunion surgery. Luckily, many people are able to manage their bunions without going under the knife. Here are five things to try before you call and make that surgical appointment with your podiatrist. 1. Massage Your Bunions When your feet are inside shoes all day, the bunions may be under a lot of pressure.
23 October 2018
Having healthy and appealing nails is important for many people, so you may be part of the group who routinely gets manicures at your favorite local salon. Unfortunately, taking time to care for your toenails is also important, especially since ingrown toenails can not only be unattractive, but also painful and dangerous. Without proper treatment, an ingrown toenail can grow into the skin deeply, allowing dirt and bacteria to enter. This increase the risk of an infection that causes more pain and discomfort.
14 August 2018
If you're diabetic, you probably already know that you need to take good care of your feet, but you may not necessarily know how to care for them. It takes more than simply washing your feet in the shower/bath. There are other things to be aware of when it comes to your feet, as well as things to watch out for. Read below for a few care tips to keep your feet healthy.
30 April 2018
If your toes cramp and lock up, even during the night, find a solution for your problem now. Toe cramps can occur from many things, including vitamin deficiency and poor-fitting shoes. The cramps can keep you from sleeping, working, or playing. You can relieve your symptoms now with the explanations and tips below. Why Do Your Toes Cramp and Lock Up? The muscles in your feet require potassium and several other vitamins and minerals to function properly.
23 November 2017
While amputations are a last resort, some diabetic patients have to have feet and toes removed due to frequent infections. The best way to avoid this kind of surgery is to manage your blood sugar as best as you can. If you have diabetes and are having frequent foot infections, you may be wondering why that is and how to stop it. Read on to learn more about foot complications due to diabetes and how an unorthodox therapy can help:
3 November 2017
Whether it happens to be in your fingernails or your toenails, a fungus is one of those things that can be extremely difficult to live with. You might find yourself wearing gloves on a hot day so that no one will notice that a fingernail has turned colors, or you could be the type of person who wears fully enclosed shoes year round for fear that an errant toenail will be noticed.
15 July 2017
If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, there are many things you need to watch out for on your body, and one of these things is your feet. This is because when you have diabetes, this restricts blood flow to your feet. High blood sugar can also damage your nerves, including the nerves in your feet. Below are some tips on how you can take good care of your feet so you can help reduce your chances of having problems with them.
13 April 2017