Diabetes, a condition where the patient has too much sugar in their system, can be a gateway for a series of foot problems. Some of these include bunions, corns, calluses, foot ulcers, athlete’s foot, toe fungus, ingrown toenails, dry skin, plantar warts, blisters and more.
Dry skin can be very frustrating, but the good news is that it’s also very treatable. By adding a few extra steps to your at-home foot care routine, you can enjoy the rest of your summer with smooth, pretty feet.
Warm weather is officially here in New York City, and surely many of you are ready to break out your open-toe shoes. Whether you’re wearing flip flops to the beach or strappy sandals out on the town, you want to make sure your feet look their best.
When you’re living with diabetes, your feet require some extra attention. Diabetes limits your body’s ability to circulate blood and, therefore, makes it more challenging for your body to fight off infections.
In Brooklyn, we walk a lot. In fact, studies show that many New Yorkers walk up to five miles a day. That’s roughly twice the distance that the average American walks in a day. This extra walking is great exercise and a great way to experience the city.
Regular exercise is a crucial component to any active lifestyle. However, the impact on your feet from running and jumping can result in injuries and other long-term conditions if the proper preventative measures aren’t taken.
Have you ever experienced a tingly or burning sensation in your feet? If so, you could be experiencing a nerve disorder. There are two main types of nerve conditions that affect people’s feet: peripheral neuropathy and Morton’s neuroma.
What do you think of when you think of warts? Do you think of frogs and witches’ noses? That’s how we often hear of warts in fairy tales, but, in real life, warts can grow in many places on your body including your feet.
April is a great month because it introduces new beginnings to our lives. April is also great because it’s National Foot Health Awareness Month. Everyone should be taking care of their feet, but patients with diabetes need to pay especially close attention to their foot health.
With warm weather just around the corner, we here at Bay Podiatry Associates want to help ensure that your feet are as pretty as possible. Corns and calluses are nothing to be ashamed of. After all, they’re a completely natural skin condition caused by extended friction applied to the skin of your feet, and can form on almost anyone.
We’re all human, and, as such, all of our feet will smell bad from time to time. But what do you do when your feet seem to always smell funny, even right after washing? Perpetually stinky feet can hurt your confidence and could be a sign of a more serious condition.
Typically, if we’re talking about surgery, then we’re discussing it as a last-resort treatment after exploring other more conservative options. At Bay Podiatry Associates, we offer several types of foot surgery. Some are relatively quick and easy and they can be performed in our office.
Is heel pain slowing you down? Sure, some discomfort in the feet is to be expected after a long day on the job or a long work out, but chronic and prolonged heel pain is a serious problem that should be addressed as soon as possible by your foot doctor.
Part of living with diabetes is always being vigilant about preventing and treating wounds and ulcers on your feet. Leaving open wounds and ulcers untreated is like leaving a door in your body open for infection.
It seems like everyone’s talking about self-care these days. This cultural shift has been a positive step for many people towards living a healthier lifestyle, and it’s important that we don’t leave feet out of the conversation.
Icy sidewalks and snowy steps can put you at a higher risk of twisting your ankle. An ankle sprain is when there is damage to one or more of your ankle’s ligaments – the bands of tissue connecting bones and joints to each other.
Most workouts utilize your feet and ankles, so when those parts are injured, it seems impossible to keep up a normal exercise routine. This could even slip into complacency, giving you excuses in the future to skip exercising.
Chilblains are an abnormal skin reaction to long-term exposure to extreme cold. The small blood vessels in your skin become inflamed, which causes painful, itchy red patches along with swelling and blistering in your hands and feet.