Staying Healthy with Diabetes

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Staying Healthy with Diabetes

Many people in this country are diabetics. Sadly, my own mom was diagnosed with this chronic disease a few years ago. Since my mom found out she was a diabetic, I’ve been researching ways for her to successfully stay healthy with this disease. One way for diabetics to enjoy good health is by vigilantly taking care of their feet. Getting regular exercise helps with circulation issues in diabetics’ feet. Seeking prompt medical help for wounds in the feet is also essential for diabetics. On this blog, I hope you will discover how podiatrists effectively treat foot problems associated with diabetes.

Let’s Play Basketball—But First, Here’s How To Avoid Unnecessary Ankle Sprains

Did you know that research shows that around 25,000 Americans suffer an ankle sprain on a daily basis and that 50 percent of sports injuries are ankle sprains? In addition, the Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons report that more than 40 percent of sports-related ankle sprains occur while basketball is being played. These statistics show that there is a high risk of suffering an ankle sprain, resulting in you sitting on the sidelines of a game if you aren't careful. Read More 

Simple Exercises That Can Help To Strengthen Your Ankles

If you're constantly spraining or straining one or both of your ankles, you might feel like your local podiatry clinic is a second home. Your podiatrist will be able to diagnose your exact type of ankle injury, as well as fit you with a brace or even suggest a different type of shoe that can help to reduce the risk of future injuries of the same nature. You can play a role in avoiding future strains and sprains, too, but strengthening your ankles. Read More 

Now This Is Why You Shouldn’t Walk Barefoot

Walking barefoot seems like such a natural thing to do, and that may have been the case tens of thousands of years ago. But there's a reason your ancestors started wearing shoes, and it wasn't solely to keep their feet warm. The shoes protected them from various ailments and injuries. Even today, walking barefoot too much can create problems for your feet. Overpronation When you walk barefoot, you're not giving the arch in your foot any support at all. Read More 

The Dangers Of Achilles Tendon Tears In Gymnasts And How To Avoid Them

Gymnasts are among the most physically active athletes in sports, due to the unique demand the sport puts on their bodies. Unfortunately, they may be prone to a variety of injuries, including Achilles tendon tears. This serious condition can destroy a promising career, which makes avoiding it incredible important. What Causes Achilles Tears In Gymnasts? Achilles tears are typically caused by a few simple things, such as excessive exercise, a sudden increase in severity of exercise, misalignment while exercising, poor foot support, and a sudden increase in forces on the tendon. Read More 

What To Do When Your Bunions Are Killing You At The End Of The Day

After spending many hours on your feet, it's not unusual for your bunions to become sore and achy -- especially if you're wearing tight shoes that press on them. While this level of discomfort may indicate that it's time to talk to your doctor about bunion surgery, you still need to do something to ease the pain in the short-term. Here are three treatments to try. Soak Your Feet Soaking your feet in a pan of warm water can help increase blood flow to the area, which should help ease some of the muscle soreness. Read More