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Educational Resources

Here’s Why Women Get More Stress Fractures

Studies show that women are at a greater risk of developing stress fractures than men. Reasons for this increased risk include hormonal differences, increased bone density, and higher rates of inadequate nutrition. Now, athletes in general are at the highest risk for this injury. And that’s because they often change the intensity, frequency or duration…

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Why You Have Smelly Ballet Flats, and How to Fix That

It’s no secret that ballet flats are one of the season’s hottest shoe styles. But, as many fashionistas are discovering, they’re also one of the stinkiest. But why are you dealing with smelly ballet flats? And how can you remedy that issue, while also supporting your feet? Keep reading to find out! Why You Have…

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Heat or Ice for Injuries: What’s Better for your Ankle?

If you’ve twisted your ankle and are in pain, you may be wondering: should I choose heat or ice for injuries? After all, the question is valid. And both heat and ice can help you if you’ve suffered a foot or ankle injury. Yet, immediately after twisting your ankle, stubbing your toe, or dropping something…

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Diabetes and Feet: All You Need to Know

Diabetes and feet don’t go well together. There are several ways the disease can impact your foot health. That’s why our Spring, TX podiatrist’s take so much care with our diabetic patients. That was the case for our patient James P., who recently shared: “I have been a patient for more than 10 years and…

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All About the Foot Pain Menopause Causes

As women get older, they may start to worry about disrupted sleep, hot flashes and weight gain. But did you know that foot pain in menopause is also a troubling symptom to watch for? It’s true! As your monthly cycles start to wind down, hormone-related foot pain can also become a problem. Want to stay…

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Here’s Why You Have to Fight Foot Inflammation

While foot inflammation may not seem like a major concern, this condition is actually the source of many chronic conditions. From Achilles tendonitis to plantar fasciitis, inflammation can lead to pain in your heels, calves and more. In fact, inflammation can be so destructive, that Chicago Bulls player Zach Levine has been sidelined from the…

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New Ways to Fight Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Here at our Spring and Tomball, TX podiatry practices, we do everything we can to prevent diabetic foot ulcers. We know that this complication of diabetes affects as many as 15% of diabetic patients. And developing an ulcer is a major risk factor for foot amputations, or even death. In fact, about half of the…

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Why You Shouldn’t Delay Foot Surgery

We know that scheduling foot surgery can be scary. You don’t want to deal with down time or a recovery period. And so, you delay getting your procedure on the calendar. So, yes, you aren’t being sidelined for recovery. But, most likely, you’re being less active than you want to be because of the condition…

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Skin Cream May Help Treat Neuropathy

  If you have diabetic nerve pain, you know it’s hard to treat neuropathy. Now, researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital are working on a cream to fight peripheral neuropathy, a form of nerve damage commonly faced by people with diabetes. But whether or not they’re successful, you have many different options to help you find…

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Aaron Rodgers, Rick Snyder & other Achilles Tendon injury sufferers

There’s been a lot of buzz in recent years regarding the Achilles tendon injury. Recently, NY Jets’ quarterback Aaron Rodgers tore his Achilles tendon, sparking a debate about the safety of playing on turf. And, a few years back, former Michigan governor Rick Snyder felt a “pop” in his right foot while jogging, learning that…

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