• Being Proactive About Your Feet If You Have Diabetes

    Tips to Protect Your Feet if You Have Diabetes How Does Diabetes Affect Your Feet? People with diabetes are prone to foot problems caused by prolonged periods of high blood sugar. There are two main foot problems, each of which can have serious complications. You can take several steps to help keep your feet in

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  • Your ankle pain might not be a sprain!

    Sometimes ankle pain can be related or caused foot issues such as flat feet Ankle pain is often due to an ankle sprain but can also be caused by ankle instability, arthritis, gout, tendonitis, fracture, nerve compression (tarsal tunnel syndrome), infection and poor structural alignment of the leg or foot. Ankle pain can be associated

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  • Is that first step in the morning Painful?

    Morning Foot Pain Patients often ask why they experience foot pain in the morning. Burning or shooting foot pain that happens when you take your first few steps out of bed can indicate a number of potential issues. First, it could be a sign of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), which inflames your joints and can cause pain even in the

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  • Kaposi’s Sarcoma

    Kaposi’s Sarcoma is a cancerous lesion that can occur on the soles of the feet. The disease is usually associated with HIV infection and/or AIDS. The lesion is irregular in shape and has a purplish, reddish, or bluish-black appearance. Kaposi’s Sarcoma lesions tend to spread and form large plaques or become nodular. The nodular lesions

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  • Sprained Ankles: An Inconvenient Injury.

    Rolling Your Ankle Can be Painful and Aggravating. What is an Ankle Sprain? An ankle sprain is fairly common and unfortunately always inconvenient injury! Mainly because we rely on our feet to get around, it can also take several weeks or even months to heal. An ankle becomes “sprained” when it is accidentally twisted and

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  • New test detects arteriosclerosis,
    and poor circulation in feet and ankles.

    The Ankle Brachial Index Test The ankle-brachial index test is a quick, noninvasive way to check your risk of peripheral artery disease (PAD). Peripheral artery disease is a condition in which the arteries in your feet, ankles, legs or arms are narrowed or blocked. People with peripheral artery disease are at an increased risk of

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  • Plantar Warts and Your Child’s Feet

    Plantar Warts and Your Child’s Feet

    Plantar Warts and Your Child’s Feet Plantar Warts are somewhat common on children’s feet as well as other parts of the body. Caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Plantar Warts are typically seen in patients ranging in age 12-16. The wart is essentially an infection of the skin caused by the virus. Where Does

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  • Foot Anatomy

    The foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons. Complex biomechanics keep all these parts in the right position and moving together. Given these intricacies, it is not surprising that most people will experience some problem with their feet at some time in their lives. Within each

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  • Associations Groups

    American Diabetes Association http://www.diabetes.org 800-342-2383 American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine http://www.aapsm.org 888-854-FEET American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons http://www.aaos.org 6300 N. River Road Rosemont, IL  60018 847-823-7186 American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons http://www.footphysicians.com and http://www.acfas.org 8725 W. Higgins Road, Sutie 555 Chicago, IL  60631-2724 773-693-9300 American Physical Therapy Association http://www.apta.org 1111 N. Fairfax

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  • Online Resources

    Mayo Clinic Online http://www.mayoclinic.comMedlinePlus http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus A resource of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Heatlh PodiatryOnline http://www.podiatry-online.net WebMD http://www.webmd.com

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