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What is a Bunion (and What Can You Do About It)?

What is a Bunion (and What Can You Do About It)?

When we’re asking what a bunion is, we are not assuming you don’t know one when you see it. Bunions have very good branding, after all. A tell-tale bump at the base of the big toe is hard to miss, especially if you have had it for some time and it has grown...

What Should You Expect from Ingrown Toenail Surgery?

What Should You Expect from Ingrown Toenail Surgery?

In our previous blog, we discussed various methods of treating ingrown toenails. Most of these methods are quite simple and conservative, and can often be performed right at home. Sometimes, however, the situation is more severe or stubborn, and ingrown toenail...

How Do You Treat an Ingrown Toenail?

How Do You Treat an Ingrown Toenail?

An ingrown toenail is often a mild problem—but that doesn’t mean you don’t want one gone when you have it! Fortunately, most ingrown toenail cases can be treated rather effectively at home. When one arises in your life every great once in a while, we have an easy...

Why Do My Feet Tingle?

Why Do My Feet Tingle?

Tingling, prickling feet are a common source of discomfort for many of our patients, especially those diagnosed with diabetes. You see, diabetes usually goes hand-in-hand with peripheral neuropathy, a condition that affects about 20 million Americans today. (So you...

How to Improve Circulation to Your Feet

How to Improve Circulation to Your Feet

The Arizona Department of Transportation plays a major role in our lives. This branch of our state government is responsible for ensuring that traffic flows smoothly at all times, and improving conditions when this doesn’t happen. But when it comes to circulation, the...

Diabetic Foot Inspections: What to Look For

Diabetic Foot Inspections: What to Look For

Diabetes causes a host of problems in the body including reduced blood flow, impaired immune function, and neuropathy (nerve damage). These problems lead to increased risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney failure, and blindness. But that’s not all – diabetes can also...

Quick Tricks for Foot Exercise When You’re Sitting Down

Quick Tricks for Foot Exercise When You’re Sitting Down

Are you sitting down for this? You don’t have to be, but odds are pretty good you are. You might be reading this at your desk in the office, or on the sofa after a long day of work. While there are certainly active jobs and ways to get moving in the off-hours, many of...

How Do I Know I Have Diabetic Feet?

How Do I Know I Have Diabetic Feet?

If you have been recently diagnosed with diabetes, and you have concerns about how it may affect your feet, then your mind is certainly in the right place. The complications of diabetes on the feet can be especially dire and debilitating, so they are very much worth...

What to Do About Painful or Uncomfortable Swelling in Diabetic Feet

What to Do About Painful or Uncomfortable Swelling in Diabetic Feet

It can be disconcerting to look down at your feet and ankles and almost wonder if they are truly yours! They may look swollen or puffy, and the skin may look stretched and shiny. You might even see some pitting in the swollen area. This swelling in the lower...

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