Foot & Heel Pain

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Foot & heel pain can be caused by a number of different conditions.  But, the most common cause is wearing poor-fitting (or poorly designed) shoes.

Whether or not you spend a great deal of time on your feet, it is important that your arches are properly supported, that the shoe is wide enough and that the heels are not too high.

High-heeled pointy toed shoes cause more aches and pains than just the ones experienced in the feet.  The knees, … Read the Full Article

Diabetic Foot Care & Diabetic Neuropathy

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Diabetic foot care encompasses steps that are aimed at preventing infection and relieving the pain associated with diabetic neuropathy. 

What is Diabetic Neuropathy?

A neuropathy is a disorder that affects the nervous system.  A diabetic neuropathy can affect nearly any part of the body, but the feet are typically affected first. 

Neuropathies do not affect the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal column, but the peripheral nerves which transmit signals to the brain, via the spinal column.  … Read the Full Article

Charcot Foot

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

What is Charcot Foot?

The term “Charcot Foot” may be used to describe Charcot arthropathy or Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease.  In either case, it is a deformity characterized by very high arches, hammertoes and a lack of muscle strength in the foot.  The severity of the deformity varies depending on the stage of the condition.  

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What are the Signs and Symptoms of Charcot Foot?

In the early stages, there may be mild swelling, pain or redness.  The skin tends to feel hotter … Read the Full Article