Diabetics have unique needs in challenges when caring for their feet. Many issues with your feet can be prevented with daily foot care and routine foot specialist visits. When problems occur, they are usually caused by or exacerbated by a lack of care in three areas.
Overgrown nails are a problem for diabetics, especially those who are elderly or have mobility problems that make it difficult to care for their feet.
Sitting all day has come to be known for its poor effects on human health. But that does not mean that standing all day is great for you, either. Spending all day on your feet — especially if you're standing mostly in one place or on hard ground — can lead to foot problems over time. However, switching up your routine is not always an option. If you really have no choice but to stand all day, follow these tips to help reduce and prevent foot pain.
A damaged ankle joint can be debilitating when the pain is so bad that you have trouble walking and staying active. Joint damage is often caused by arthritis, but it could also happen after an injury. Your doctor might try managing your pain with other treatments first, but when your quality of life is affected and other treatments don't work, your doctor might recommend an ankle replacement. Here's a look at what this surgery entails.
If you're scheduled for foot surgery, you need to be prepared before the big day. You won't be able to get back to normal for a few days following the surgery. One way to ensure a safe and problem-free recovery is to get prepared before you go in for surgery. Here are some tips that will help you prepare for surgery.
Memorize Your Instructions
If you're going to have foot surgery, ask your doctor for the written instructions in advance.
Most people take their feet for granted. They rarely think about them until something is wrong with this or that foot. When something is wrong with your feet, you typically see a podiatrist to discuss the problem, but you might see your regular doctor first and then follow up with a referral to podiatrists. Either way, someone is going to look at your feet and determine what is going on. Here is what podiatrists know about your feet, what it tells them about you, and how their knowledge might fascinate you.