Steelers Preseason Foot Troubles

Steelers’ Preseason: Starting Off On The Wrong Foot!

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It appears my Steelers’ preseason is starting off on the wrong, rather an injured foot—actually, make that an injured foot, a broken ankle, and a bum toe. <sigh> The terrible towel is already working overtime sopping up my tears… Let’s start off with the toe Lawrence Timmons injured during training camp. You might be thinking, “Uh, a toe…no big deal!” It is …

Should you bare your soles in the summer?

Savvy Summer Foot Tips

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It seems summer came early this year to our beautiful West Coast because it’s HOT! Soaring temperatures, increasing humidity, and afternoon thunderstorms all signal the start of summer. There’s one other tell-tale sign of the summer and that is people are baring their soles everywhere! Yes, it’s barefoot season! Floridians everywhere are ditching their shoes in favor of bare feet …

What Does This Tattoo Mean for Diabetes Patients?

Diabetes and Tattoos

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What in the world do these two words have in common? Thanks to inventive nano-engineers, more than you might imagine! Diabetics have the critical task of monitoring their blood sugar levels throughout the day. Without this practice, their life is in jeopardy. The finger prick method of testing has been the standard for this practice. Unfortunately, many patients find this method painful …

How Peripheral Artery Disease Affects Your Feet

How Peripheral Artery Disease Affects Your Feet

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Simple foot problems like hammertoes, bunions, ingrown or fungal nails can become worse when peripheral artery disease (P.A.D) is present. Because the legs and feet of someone with P.A.D. do not have normal circulation, this impedes the healing process and simple problems can become serious complications. To complicate things further, having systemic disease like diabetes or rheumatois arthritis and P.A.D.is a double whammy! This combo …

Sweets and Your Feet

Sweets and Your Feet

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Tis the season to stuff your face—fa la la la la la la la la! It might sound funny, but it’s true. Christmas season is a month-long barrage of sweets, treats, desserts, and more. Everywhere you go you are faced with food laden with sugar and more sugar. Usually, this is not a problem. Most individuals can binge a little and get …

What Is Peripheral Artery Disease?

What is Peripheral Artery Disease?

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Peripheral Arterial Disease or P.A.D. is a disease in which plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood to your head, organs, and limbs. Excessive plaque build-up in the body’s arteries is known atherosclerosis. Over time, this plaque can harden and narrow the arteries. This impedes the flow of  blood to your organs and other parts of your body.  It’s just …

Dos and Don'ts of Podiatry Visit

The Dos and Don’ts of Your Podiatry Visit: Part 2

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Going to see the podiatrist for the first time? Here’s Part 2 of the Dos and Don’ts of Your Podiatry Visit! Do: Let me know what medications you are taking, have been taking, as well as any allergies you may have. It’s important for me to know this as I assess your foot health. Do: Bring in any orthotics or walking device you …

Dos and Don'ts of Podiatry Visit

The Dos and Don’ts of Your Podiatry Visit: Part I

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If you’ve never been to a podiatrist before, it can seem a little daunting as you don’t know what to expect. And, unfortunately, people are not usually showing up in podiatrist’s  office until there is a problem—a big one—which typically compounds the anxiety associated with the visit. In order to allay any fears or concerns about your podiatry visit, here is short list …

Top 10 Signs of Diabetes

The Top 10 Silent Signs of Diabetes: Part 2

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Diabetes can be hard to spot in the initial stages. Paying attention to your body and knowing what to look for can help you get ahead of this terrible disease. Here’s is Part 2 of The Top 10 Silent Signs of Diabetes. If you missed Part 1, you can find it here. 6. You’re Turning Into Grumpy Cat: Everyone has heard …