Podiatrist’s Foot & Ankle Care Blog

 

Shockwave therapy is one treatment option for plantar fasciitis, a condition that causes heel and foot inflammation and pain. This type of injury is often caused by overworking the feet. Heel pain is most common in people that exercise often, individuals who are overweight, and people whose profession require them to stand for long periods… Read more »

The Ankle-Brachial Index (ABI) is a measure that a podiatrist may use to screen patients for peripheral artery disease. This simple, fast, and noninvasive assessment involves taking the blood pressures of the ankle and of the upper arm and comparing the two numbers in a ratio called the ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI). In a patient… Read more »

In foot care, vascular testing may be required in the diagnosing and treatment of certain podiatric conditions. Vascular testing is particularly relevant for patients with high-risk diabetes, poor circulation, peripheral artery disease (PAD), and chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Procedures typically involve the examination of blood vessels throughout the body for blockages or buildup. Vascular testing… Read more »

Because the foot is made up of 26 bones, plus a variety of tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints, proper foot care is very important. As our bodies age, the feet experience a lot of wear and tear and other chronic health conditions begin to develop. Therefore, foot care becomes even more important for seniors. Seniors should do daily foot… Read more »

As you grow older, you will start to notice more problems with your feet due to wear and tear. This may also happen because the skin will start to become thin and lose elasticity. Some signs of aging feet are regular aches and pains, bunion development, and clawed toes. Fortunately, there are ways you can… Read more »