Keeping Feet Naturally Healthy: A Podiatry Blog

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Keeping Feet Naturally Healthy: A Podiatry Blog

When I worked as a volunteer in a nursing home, I always worried so much about the residents' feet. Many of them had cracked, dry feet, and some of them had nerve issues, back pain due to feet issues and excessive swelling. In many cases, they waited so long to get care from a podiatrist that their feet were in a terrible state by the time they got help. I started to take care of their feet before they got too hurt, and while doing so I learned many natural care tips as well as when to call for help from a podiatrist. If you are an elder, work with elders or have general concerns about feet and podiatry, this blog is for you. Hi, my name is Opal, and I want to welcome you to this blog!

Back Of The Net! Your Guide To The Prevention And Treatment of Three Common Soccer-related Injuries.

Soccer, or football, depending on where you are in the planet, is undoubtedly the world's most popular sport. A 2006 survey by FIFA (the world governing body of soccer), estimated that a mind-blowing four per cent of the world's population are actively involved in football! The benefits of soccer and indeed all other forms of physical exercise are well-documented. It is not all that surprising though, given its vast global appeal and the fact that it is such an intensely physical game, that injuries are a very common occurrence. Read More 

Reasons You May Need To Visit a Podiatrist

Your feet not only function toward keeping you mobile, but they also bear the brunt of your body's weight. As such, they are prone to a myriad of injuries, stresses and deformities over time. It is pertinent to ensure that your feet remain healthy for you to be able to comfortably engage in your daily activities. If you notice a problem and cannot establish the cause or treatment, it is best to seek the medical advice of a podiatrist before the health issue becomes aggravated. Read More 

Podiatric Care For Neuropathy In Patients With Multiple Sclerosis

Neuropathy is a common complication of multiple sclerosis and causes you to experience a lack of feeling in your feet. The condition occurs when the nerves that send messages back and forth between your brain and muscles are damaged. There are three types of neuropathy that can affect your feet, and the impact of neuropathy can be particularly pronounced in those with pre-existing muscle weakness due to multiple sclerosis. Here's an overview of the three types of neuropathy and how podiatric care can help: Read More 

Podagra Problems: Dealing With Gout

With the vast increase in food quality at all levels of developed society, the prevalence of gout is on the increase. Gout can affect many parts of the body, but a lot of reported gout cases primarily affect the joint of the big toe, a condition sometimes referred to as 'podagra'. Other joints in the foot also at risk. With this in mind, here are the basic facts on the causes of gout, and ways it can be treated. Read More 

Understanding Bursitis of the Heel

Each heel has a small sack filled with fluid that sits just below the Achilles tendon. The sack, also referred to as a bursa, provides cushioning for the tendons and muscles around your heel and prevents them from rubbing against your heel bone. Bursitis occurs when this fluid-filled sack becomes inflamed from overexertion such as partaking in strenuous workouts or too much running without the right conditioning. Here's what you need to know about bursitis of the heel: Read More