Neuropathy in Diabetic Patients

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Diabetic patients should take care in treating their feet and should visit the podiatrist yearly. It’s essential that diabetic patients inspect their feet daily for any injuries, as diabetes can reduce blood flow to the feet, leading to neuropathy, the loss of sensation. Neuropathy can be damaging if patients do not check their feet daily. Neuropathy can be tested in …

Diabetic Foot Care

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Millions of people are affected by diabetes each year. Diabetes damages blood vessels in all parts of the body, especially the feet. The legs and feet may develop slow blood flow, which causes neuropathy, or nerve damage. Once a diabetic patient develops neuropathy, it is important that the feet are well taken care of. Otherwise, the lower limbs may have …


Facts About Gout

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Gout can be problematic on any area of the body, but is mostly known to cause extreme pain or swelling closer to the big toe. Nearly ten million Americans suffer from the condition, but it is important to understand the condition is treatable. While genetics are a prominent concern for gout, recent findings show that obesity is becoming a factor …

Everything You Need to Know About Gout

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Gout, typically found in diabetic patients, is an unusually painful form of arthritis caused by elevated levels of uric acid in the bloodstream. The condition typically strikes the big joint on the big toe. It has also been known to strike the knees, elbows, fingers, ankles and wrists—generally anywhere that has a functioning, moving joint. The high level of uric …

Relief for Chronic Pain Without Drugs?

Relieve Your Chronic Pain Without Drugs Using Quell

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Have you ever experienced non-stop pain that doesn’t seem to go away no matter what you do? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, some estimates say that as many as 100 million Americans deal with chronic pain. Several months ago, I got into a situation with my back that resulted in some seriously unbearable pain. It was a very inconvenient …

Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas from all of us here at West Coast Podiatry Center! It is our pleasure to serve you and we wish you a joyous holiday season with peace & cheer in the New Year. The West Coast Podiatry Team

Finally A Good Reason for High Heels…

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It’s no secret that I think high heels, along with most, if not all, podiatrists believe high heels are NO good for your feet and overall body. I advise if you must wear high heels, make sure they’re no higher than 1″ so as to not adversely effect the biomechanics of walking. (If you must have higher heels, promise me no more than 2.5 inches!) …

Steeler Nation Update

Steeler Update: Ben Roethlisberger Mid-Foot Sprain

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We, the Steeler Nation, are breathing a sigh of relief after learning our beloved No. 7 isn’t seriously injured (think Lisfranc injury) after being wheeled off the field Sunday in the game against Oakland. He does, however, per Adam Schefter of ESPN, appear to have suffered a mid-foot sprain and is expected to be sidelined a few weeks. He isn’t expected to play …

Stem Cell Therapy

Stem Cell Therapy: Promising Treatment for Diabetic Wound Care

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Treating diabetic foot wounds remains a clinical challenge in podiatric care. Due to a diabetic’s compromised immunity, these wounds are often slow to heal and can lead to further, sometimes devastating problems, such as partial or total amputation of the foot. While these wounds can be helped through debridement and skin grafts, it’s not always enough. In our efforts to remain on the …

Diabetes Research Looks Promising

Diabetes Research Yields Exciting Results

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The Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) in Miami, FL has shared some exciting news for diabetics everywhere. It announced in September that the first patient in its clinical trial for a new transplant technique for insulin-producing cells has been free from insulin injections in record time. This transplant technique includes the implantation of islet cells—cells that help regulate blood sugar within a biological …