How Diabetics Can Avoid A Serious Foot Problem

Los-Angeles-Foot-surgeons-podiatristsApproximately 30 million Americans have diabetes, which can affect many parts of the body, including feet.

An estimated one third of all diabetic patients develop peripheral neuropathy (lack of feeling) in their feet, which can lead to nerve problems in the foot and the development of Charcot foot.

How can diabetics avoid getting Charcot foot? Keep reading!

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Foot Injuries Increase During Winter Weather

podiatrist-los-angelesWhen temperatures dip, cold-weather related injuries increase.

During the winter months, some hospitals experience up to a 500 percent increase in ER patients.

Many of these injuries are the result of slips and falls.

What is the most common foot injury during the winter and what should you if it happens to you?

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Does A Bunion Shield Work?

los-angeles-podiatristA bunion usually appears as a bony bump at the base of the big toe. Inside the foot, there is a  structural misalignment of the big toe.

Bunions are caused by an inherited faulty foot structure, but can be worsened by tight-fitting shoes, especially high heels.

Can bunion shields help people who suffer from this condition? Keep reading!

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What Are The Best Shoes For Preventing A Bunion?

foot-surgeons-los-angelesA bunion is a bony bump that appears on the big toe.

Bunions are caused when the big toe bends inward towards the other toes.

The type of shoes that you wear can aggravate bunions. Wearing the right kind of shoes can help you delay and prevent the development of bunions.

To learn which types of shoes can help prevent bunions, keep reading!

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What You Need to Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis in Feet

foot-specialists-los-angelesRheumatoid arthritis is a chronic disease that affects multiple joints in the body, but usually  starts in the small joints of the hands and feet.

Rheumatoid arthritis happens when the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues. The same microbes that protect the body from infection can damage normal tissue.

What can you do? Keep reading!

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Do You Have a Bunion? Here’s What to Do (Video)

los-angeles-foot-surgeonA bunion appears to be a bump on the side of the big toe.

However, it’s for more than just a bump.

When the big toe leans toward the second toe, this throws the bones out of alignment, which produces the bunion’s “bump.”

What should you do if you have a bunion? Keep reading!

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Painful Foot Injuries in the Winter

foot-doctors-los-angeles-podiatristDuring  winter months, some hospitals report up to a 500 percent increase in emergency room visits.

Slippery walking conditions and winter sports like ice skating, snowboarding and sledding are some of the leading causes of foot-related injuries.

What’s one of most common foot injuries in the winter? Keep reading!

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How to Prevent Running Injuries

los-angeles-podiatristMany folks who run for sport or recreation have to deal with some kind of foot injury.

When people become more active, their rate of injury actually rises, but the recovery time for active people is much lower then people with sedentary life styles.

How do you prevent running injuries from happening? Keep reading!

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Are Stylish Winter Boots Bad For Your Feet?

los-angeles-podaitrist-foot-doctorWinter’s women’s boots usually feature tall, spiked heels and narrow, pointed toes.

However, these boots can make your feet unstable on snow and ice-covered surfaces.

How can you avoid foot problems, but still wear stylish boots? Keep reading!

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