Our Podiatry Blog Offers Tips on Your Foot Condition

There’s no need to try home remedies that don’t work. Our blog offers foot care protection, injury prevention, and other tips from a certified South Carolina podiatrist, helping you to see real results and lasting relief.

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  • Diabetes Awareness Did you know that diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic leg and foot amputations? Or that these amputations and complications can be prevented?
  • Importance of Socks The first line of protection for your feet is a sock. Socks do much more than prevent your shoes from rubbing and blisters from forming on your feet. They provide an ideal environment by aiding in temperature and moisture control. Those suffering from neuropathy should always wear white socks to help detect open sores on their feet and ankles.
  • When Was The Last Time You Measured Your Feet? The importance of wearing proper shoes is not just for women to worry about. Everyone can benefit from a pair of well-fitting shoes. With 25 percent of the body’s bones located in your feet, it is important to maintain normal alignment for the foot to function properly. Many of the problems associated with your feet come from ill-fitting shoes.
  • How To Reduce Scarring After Surgery Scarring is the body’s way of healing an open wound or cut. A scar first forms with dead skin and blood cells to form a scab. This helps to close and seal the wound. Underneath the scab, the new skin will grow with tissue called collagen to replace the wound. The combination of skin and collagen causes a difference in texture and color called a scar.
  • Septic Arthritis Septic arthritis is an extremely painful infection of a joint where germs infiltrate a joint and cause damage that leads to severe pain, warmth, and swelling. Bacteria and other microorganisms are the cause of septic arthritis and commonly target the knee, hip, or ankle
  • Children's Broken Bones The harder kids play the harder they can fall. Broken bones, otherwise known as fractures, are a common injury in children normally caused by sports or a fall
  • What's Worse: Standing on Your Feet for an Hour or Walking for an Hour? This may sounds like a trick question but the correct answer is standing on your feet for an hour is actually worse than walking.
  • Gel Shoe Inserts Shoe inserts are everywhere. You’ve seen them at the grocery store or mall and have probably seen them on TV. These non-prescription shoe inserts claim to fix all of your foot pain.
  • Avoid Wedding Day Foot Pain The best day of your life does not need to include foot pain. It is important to match a good shoe with that perfect wedding dress to ensure you’ll be dancing the night away.
  • What Are Plantar Warts? Warts are one of several skin conditions that can be very painful. They are caused by a virus which can enter the skin through small or invisible cuts and abrasions on the foot. They can appear anywhere but when found on the sole of the foot are called plantar warts.