Posts in March, 2021
There are many patients who find their abnormal foot structure may be corrected by wearing orthotics. They are defined as supportive inserts that are specifically designed for the feet. They may be beneficial for children to wear them at an early age, and this often helps to correct gait concerns. They are made from taking… Read more »
Ankle foot orthotics are shoe inserts that offer support to control the placement and movement of the ankle, correct deformities, and compensate for weakness. These inserts are used to stabilize the foot and ankle and provide toe clearance during the swing phase of gate. Athletes often suffer foot problems because their feet are not being… Read more »
Your feet are covered most of the day. If you’re diabetic, periodic screening is important for good health. Numbness is often a sign of diabetic foot and can mask a sore or wound.
Idiopathic peripheral neuropathy refers to damage of the peripheral nerves where cause can not be determined. When the peripheral nerves are damaged, there are often symptoms that affect the feet. These can include numbness, a tingling or burning sensation, pain, a loss of sensation, muscle weakness, muscle spasms, or difficulty moving the lower limbs. Treatment… Read more »
There are several systemic diseases, or diseases that affect the whole body, that either display symptoms in the feet or affect the health of the feet. Common systemic diseases that affect the overall health of the feet, and the patient’s ability to walk comfortably, include gout, diabetes mellitus, neurological disorders, and arthritis, among others. In… Read more »