Category Archives : Neuropathy

The facts about flat feet

Flat feet, or fallen arches, is a condition which affects approximately 40 percent of the population. There are two different types of flat feet – flexible and rigid. Flexible flatfeet are considered normal in children because often our arches are not fully developed until we reach a certain age -ranging from seven to thirteen. While […]

Cold feet aren’t healthy.

Cold feet aren’t happy feet! Leave it to the penguins I’m going to assume the answer is no. For most of us, we would leave that to the penguins. If my feet are cold; it generally means my whole body is cold. So if you can’t always wear fur-lined boots, what else can you do […]

Diabetes and Foot Care: The Podiatrist Tips

For people with diabetes, foot care and proper foot health is essential. People who suffer from diabetes need to take extra care of their feet. Most diabetics suffer from nerve damage or neuropathy and may not feel tiny abrasions which can turn into major problems. Diabetes also affects the blood circulation, which makes healing time slower and infections […]

All About Compression Socks

For decades, medical-grade graduated compression socks have been used to combat deep vein thrombosis or the formation of blood clots; with diabetic patients and long distance air travelers benefiting greatly from their use. But recent studies have shown that wearing graduated compression socks for running may also assist to stimulate the runner’s blood flow, helping […]

The Aging Foot

Made up of 26 bones (¼ of all the bones in your body), 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments – feet are a marvel in physiological architecture. But, as with everything else, time takes its toll on the feet… What Happens To our Feet As We Age? As we age, the […]

Numbness and Tingling in the Feet – Not Just a Symptom of Diabetes

Neuropathy (nerve damage), is a common symptom of diabetes and can cause tingling and numbness in the feet. But numbness and tingling in the feet is not always as a result of nerve damage and could be a sign of other conditions. Raynaud’s Syndrome Raynaud’s Syndrome, also known as Raynaud’s disease, causes some areas of […]

Diabetic Foot Care – Dog Eats Master’s Toe!

Last week was diabetes awareness week in New Zealand, so I was researching all things diabetic and came across this strange but true story… (Be warned – the contents of this story are icky…) Jerry Douthett is a 48 year old diabetic who lives in Rockford, Michigan, and like many others who have diabetes, Jerry […]