Diabetes and Podiatry: Everything You Need to Know

Alley-Oops: How Podiatrists Can Treat 3 Common Foot Injuries Suffered By Basketball Players

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In a sport where a crossover dribble is often known as an ‘ankle breaker’, it’s no surprise that foot injuries are common amongst basketball players. While modern basketball shoes afford a great deal of protection to the feet, they are not perfect, and the stresses and strains of such a high-intensity sport can cause a range of injuries and conditions in the feet and ankles. That’s not to say you should say goodbye to the court; podiatrists can offer effective treatment and pain relief for practically any foot-related...

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Managing Heel Pain: Can Contrast Baths Help?

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If you’ve damaged your heel and are finding it hard to get things back to normal, then contrast baths may help speed up your recovery time. Using a mix of hot and cold water, contrast baths may make your foot feel more comfortable by encouraging it to heal. How do you make a contrast bath and what effects might it have on your heel pain? How to Make Your Own Contrast Bath Contrast bathing involves treating your heel with both hot and cold water in quick alternation.  For example, for a simple contrast bath, you could take two...

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The Secret to Staying in Shape as an Injured Runner: Aqua Jogging

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Whether it’s a stress fracture, a sore knee, shin splints or the dreaded plantar fasciitis, a lower limb injury can prevent you from running. For many runners, the thought of sitting on the couch for a few weeks is horrifying, but continuing to train on an injured leg will only make the pain worse. Thankfully, there is an alternative way of running that puts far less stress on the lower limbs: running in water. Also known as pool running or aqua jogging, deep-water running can help you maintain fitness while you wait for a lower limb...

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How to Prepare For a Podiatry Appointment

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A little preparation can make your first appointment at the foot clinic run more smoothly, helping your podiatrist diagnose and treat your problems more effectively. What do you need to take to your appointment and how do you need to prepare? Take Along Your Medical History If you have any medical information about your foot condition or have existing appliances, it’s a good idea to take these along to your appointment. For example, you should make sure to take the following with you: Any referrals or letters from your doctor (if you...

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Don’t Fester At Festivals: Keeping Your Feet Healthy At Outdoor Music Festivals

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Music festivals can be great experiences, but unfortunately they tend to take a heavy toll on your feet, as you spend days at a time traipsing around between distant tents and dancing well into the early hours. Besides the obvious toll this constant activity can take on your feet, the harsh conditions can themselves cause damage — unsuitable footwear (or no footwear at all) can lead to injuries and skin complaints, and the ever present threat of mud and damp can ruin your whole weekend. Luckily, there are various easy ways to keep...

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Foot Problems You Should See Your Podiatrist About

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Your feet bear the brunt of supporting your entire body weight but sill ensuring you are able to move from one point to another. As such, it is unfortunate that most people tend to ignore foot problems until they are in debilitating pain or the symptoms have become severely aggravated. If you would like to keep your feet healthy, it is always best to seek the services of a professional podiatrist the moment that you figure out there is something off with your feet. Here are some of the foot problems that you should never ignore and should...

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Issues with Your Feet That You Should Not Ignore

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Although your feet bear the brunt of your overall weight, they still tend to be the one of the most neglected body pats. People will typically take their feet for granted until a serious ailment crops up that requires them to pay a visit to a podiatrist. As such, you will typically miss the signs that there is an inset of a problem that needs to be looked into post haste. Podiatrists work toward ensuring that any disorders affecting your lower leg, ankle and foot are diagnosed and treated in the appropriate manner. Here are some of the...

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What you and your podiatrist can do to prevent diabetic foot ulcers

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Foot ulcers on diabetics are the most common cause for foot amputation. Although common, foot ulcers should never be left untreated, as the consequences could become severe. To avoid getting a foot ulcer, and thus make sure you won’t have to become a subject to amputation, there are precautions you can take. Examine your feet The easiest, and most important, thing you can do to avoid foot ulcers is to carefully examine your own feet every day. This is particularly important if you have lost some of the sensation in your feet due to the...

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Caring For Your Baby’s Feet – Professional Advice From Podiatrists

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Right from the start, most of us are blessed with healthy feet. However, problems can start to develop in this area of the body for a number of reasons, and often in the early stages of life. Poor foot care, inappropriate footwear and problems in early development are just some of the reasons why podiatrists like McLean & Partners are in such high demand and why their advice is sought out by many parents. Looking after your baby’s feet in the right way is essential to future development and could help to prevent some of the...

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Factors to Consider when Planning to open a Podiatric Practice

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At one point in your career as a podiatrist, you will likely want to venture out and set up a podiatric practice on your own, even if you have a salaried job. Opening your practice, however, should not be entered into lightly; you must begin planning as early as a year before you intend to open in order to ensure everything is taken care of by opening week. Below is a guide to help you navigate the months prior to opening your doors for business: Choose location Choosing a location for your practice is the most important decision because it...

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