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
Were you participating in your favorite sport when you suddenly sprained your ankle? Unfortunately, injuries are quite common among those who play sports. There is always a chance of tripping, falling down, spraining something, or even breaking something. If you are currently in a great deal of pain, there are a few different things you can do to ease the discomfort and ultimately get help for the ailment. Use a Combination of Homemade Hot and Cold Compresses
8 February 2017
If you can pick things up with your toes, you may think you have a unique talent not shared by your friends. While this may be true, you may be surprised to learn that the reason you can do this may be because you have a foot deformity called hammer toes. Although hammer toes are not the only reason people can pick things up with their toes, this conditioner does make it easier to accomplish this because the toes are bent downward, enabling you to get a better grasp.
1 February 2017
Even if you have never had a problem with ingrown toenails before, if you are pregnant, it is likely that you will experience one during your pregnancy. This is for several reasons. First, your nails tend to grow more rapidly during pregnancy, so they require more frequent care. Secondly, your feet and ankles may swell, increasing the likelihood that the edges of your nails will dig into the flesh around your toenails.
12 July 2016
Breaking an ankle is never fun, especially if you find yourself on the receiving end of multiple breaks at once. If you've recently had a trimalleolar fracture repair surgery on your ankle, then you've already been advised that the healing process can take months. While your surgeon will most likely prescribe medication to keep you comfortable once you've been released from the hospital, knowing what to do to reduce pain and encourage healing can help you to stay positive, too.
6 July 2015