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Educational Resources

11 Ways to Stop Diabetes from Hurting Feet

Is diabetes hurting your feet? When you have diabetes, even small foot conditions can cause major problems. That’s why the American Diabetes Association has launched the Amputation Prevention Alliance. (More about that in a moment.) And that’s also why you need to include an experienced podiatrist on your diabetic care team. At our Spring and…

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Avoid These Common Football Injuries

If your child is on the high school or college football team here in Spring or Tomball, TX, it’s important to watch for signs of football injuries. You see, because of the high speeds and hard hits that characterize this popular sport, players have a high risk for ankle and foot injuries. Want to know…

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What to do with a Broken Toe on TV or on the Links

    Too many people think there’s nothing you can do for a broken toe. Or that you just have to live in pain until it heals. But when celebrities break their toes, we get to see how many options there are for treating this fracture. And that’s the case with golfer Lucas Glover and…

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Foot Pain from Cycling: Can I Fix This Problem?

Do you get foot pain from cycling? Many people who ride–either outdoors or in a spin studio–complain about hot feet, numb feet or simply achy pedal pushers. But why does cycling take such a big toll on your feet? And what can you do to prevent foot pain during a or after a bike ride?…

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Prevention of Diabetic Foot with Tibial Artery Calcification Care

One of the main goals at our podiatry practice in Spring, TX is the prevention of diabetic foot complications. Now, we do that in many different ways. But studies now say we can help predict–and prevent–ulcers by paying attention to Tibial Artery Calcification. Let’s take a closer look. Prevention of Diabetic Foot: the TAC Connection…

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How to Prevent Diabetic Amputation

Diabetic amputation is a preventable complication. But it’s also a common one, since this disease can affect blood flow to your feet when left untreated. (See the illustration below.) Fortunately, with regular care, we can preserve circulation and prevent infections, reducing your risk for limb loss. But when people forego those quarterly diabetic visits, bad…

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Diabetes and Circulation: How Dark Chocolate Can Help

If you’re living with diabetes and circulation concerns, here’s some tasty news. A Sapienza University study discovered that the polyphenols in dark chocolate can increase blood flow. In turn, this increased blood flow can help patients who suffer from peripheral artery disease (PAD), diabetes and other conditions that affect circulation. Dark Chocolate and Circulation When…

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Let’s Fight Unnecessary Amputations for Diabetics

Amputations in diabetics is an age old problem. In fact, in recent years, scientists discovered that the world’s first amputation happened more than 30,000 years ago. But why do amputations happen? And why are they such a problem for diabetics? Let’s take a closer look.   Amputations for Diabetics Overseas A group of MPs and…

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Standing on Feet: How to Find the Right Balance

Standing on feet is a great way to balance the effects of sitting. But spend all day on your feet? Well, you’ll be saying my feet hurt after work! So how can you find the perfect balance? read on to learn more Stand on Feet to Fight All Day Sitting According to a recent study,…

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5 Symptoms of Diabetes in Feet to Watch Foot

While diabetes can impact any part of your body by changing how you process glucose, you’ll often notice symptoms of diabetes in feet. Now, this disease can take many forms, depending on whether your body struggles to produce insulin or whether it’s unable to use the insulin produced in the pancreas. But, regardless of whether…

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