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Educational Resources

3 Beach Safety Tips for Diabetics

Beach safety tips for diabetics are the best way to prevent foot complications on vacation. Now diabetic foot care is one of our specialties at Louetta Foot and Ankle. Just ask our patient Gayle M., who recently shared “Husband has been seeing Dr Amy for several years. Was referred to her, as he is diabetic and needed…

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3 Ways to Tell if You Have a Sprained or Broken Ankle

When you’re moving just fine and then you step the wrong way, you may feel pain in your foot or ankle. Right away, you’ll know something is wrong. But it may be harder to tell if you’ve sprained or broken your ankle, or simply experiencing a little discomfort. That makes a lot of sense, when…

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Here’s What Your Podiatrist Needs You to Know About Fish Pedicures

At our Spring and Tomball TX podiatry practices, we know that pedicures matter. We want your feet to look their best. But we want you to enjoy a safe pedicure: one that won’t leave you open to infection. Or put your diabetic feet in danger. Now, we think we do a good job delivering. Just…

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Here are 5 Signs of Hepatitis C Foot Damage

Would you recognize Hepatitis C foot damage if you were showing symptoms? Well, we hope you would. And we’re here to help! As we celebrate World Hepatitis Day this month, we want you to know more about this disease—and how it impacts your feet. Basically, this form of hepatitis is a virus that causes liver…

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Here’s Why These 7 Shoe Styles are Worst for Your Feet

In our Spring and Tomball, TX podiatry practice, we know that wearing the right shoes matters. With proper foot gear, you can avoid pain and walk or exercise comfortably. But with the wrong pair? Well, foot pain and other complications are common. That was the case for our patient Sandy L, who recently shared, “I…

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Should I Run Outside or on a Treadmill?

Treadmill vs outdoor running: we know that it’s a major debate for many runners. And we know that so many of our Spring and Tomball, TX podiatry patients love running of all kinds. But especially in the hot summer months, you may wonder whether it’s really better to run outdoors than inside, on a treadmill.…

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7 Ways to Prevent Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Managing your diabetic foot care is the best way to prevent complications like ulcers. (These are hard-to-heal infections that put you at risk for amputation.) Of course, our Spring and Tomball, TX podiatrists are here to help if problems develop. Just ask Dave, one of our patients who recently shared this about his experience with…

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Here’s How to Manage Foot and Ankle Arthritis

Need help managing foot and ankle arthritis? As we close out National Arthritis Awareness Month, we want to bring attention to the ways this disease affects your feet and ankles. Here’s what you need to know. Arthritis develops in joints when your cartilage breaks down. And, because your foot and ankle contain 35 joints, they’re…

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6 Reasons Why Walking Hurts (And How We Can Help)

Are you wondering why walking hurts? As podiatrists in Spring and Tomball TX, we love it when our patients walk more. After all, this is a low-impact way to get exercise and stay healthy. But we also know that some foot problems make it painful for you to walk. Recently, one of our patients came…

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Here’s How to Diagnose and Treat a Stress Fracture

Here in Spring, TX, we’re a year-round running city—and that means we always worry about stress fractures.  Especially after extended shut downs, so many of us will be getting back to gyms, runs or even long walks. And, while that’s wonderful news for your overall health, it could also mean a rise in overuse injuries…

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