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Why Diabetic Foot Care is Crucial

Diabetic foot care is one of the most important ways to prevent complications. Now, when conversation turns to diabetes management, most people focus on maintaining blood glucose levels.  They also try to boost physical activity, and lose some weight, especially with Type II diabetes. Of course, all of that is very important. But many seem…

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Here’s How to Spot Flat Feet in Children Before they Cause Trouble

  Are you worried that flat feet in children will cause your little one pain? Do you wonder when you need to seek help for your child’s flat feet? Here’s what you need to know! A Child’s Changing Body Children are in a constant state of growth and development, so they often require frequent shopping…

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What are Orthotics and Why Would I Need Them?

If you’ve been living with chronic foot or heel pain, you may have heard that custom orthotics could offer pain relief.  But what are orthotics? And how are they different from over-the-counter shoe inserts? Well, for our patients, they’re often the solution to chronic pain. That was the case for Cheryl L, who recently shared:…

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CDC Says Arthritis is Now More Common

Arthritis, which affects over 53 million Americans, can hurt your feet. And, the CDC says that’s a big increase. Because, back in 2010, arthritis only hurt 50 million people. So, if that rate continues, many new people will soon be dealing with this painful disease. Now, arthritis is most common in older individuals. And that’s…

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Here’s why Toenail Fungus is on the Rise

Does it feel like toenail fungus is popping up all the time? Well, there’s good reason! According to scientific studies,  fungal infections hit your toes and feet more than any other place on the body. Why is that the case? This blog will explain why you develop toenail fungus. And help offer treatment options so…

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5 Pregnancy Foot Problems Women Can Avoid

Pregnancy foot problems aren’t a given. Of course, while pregnant women can enjoy several positive things about expecting a child, they often face concerns like swollen ankles and foot pain. Early intervention is important when pain begins. Because, it could be the sign of a more serious problem like plantar fasciitis. Which, left untreated, makes…

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What is an ingrown toenail and how is it treated?

If the area around your toenail is sore, tender, red or swollen, you could have an ingrown toenail. Most often, you’ll notice trouble around your large toenail bed. But, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, “An ingrown nail occurs when the skin on one or both sides of a nail grows over the edges…

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Why do I have pain in the ball of my foot?

Are you wondering, why do I have burning, stabbing pain in the ball of my foot? Does it keep you from running or walking without discomfort? It could be a Morton’s neuroma, and if it is, we’re here to help. Just recently, one of our patient’s left a five-star review, saying “The Doctor was very…

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Do This to Protect Kids from Sever’s Disease

Young athletes have a high risk for Sever’s disease, a painful condition that’s common in active tweens. While there’s no guaranteed way to prevent this problem, avoiding early sports specialization may be the answer. Stick to Multi-Sports in the Early Years According to Dr. Liebeg of Akron Children’s Hospital, young kids should avoid sports specialization.…

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Check Out the New Findings on Arch Support

Are you worried about arch support and want more help? Then you’re not alone. Our recent patient, the Rev Frida K. from Magnolia, TX shared, “I visited Dr. Anum Dhukani. My visit with her was excellent. She told me what to do to have healthier feet. Albeit, the recommendation is not easy. Yet it’s worthwhile,…

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