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Covid Toes? Apr 19th, 2020

What are 'COVID toes'? Dermatologists, podiatrists share strange findings.   This skin condition could be the "new anosmia," experts say, because it often appears in coronavirus patients without any other symptoms.   By Maura Hohman The longer the novel coronavirus circulates, the more unexpected symptoms pop up. To name a...

Is it a plantar wart or a callous or a corn? Apr 1st, 2020

Because plantar warts on the foot are spread through viral infections, those with weakened immune systems—such as children and senior citizens—are more likely to develop these warts. While most warts are visible, some plantar warts grow inwards—due to too much pressure—and form a callus. The two most common types of...

Diabetes and Your Feet Mar 1st, 2020

Preventive Measures To prevent diabetic complications, it’s important to take proactive rather than reactive. That means visiting your doctor regularly, exercising, and eating a healthy and balanced diet. It also means that you have to pay special attention to your feet by inspecting them regularly. Properly inspecting your feet should...

What are Bunions? Feb 1st, 2020

Bunions are a common problem most women deal with, but men develop them too. Most people develop bunions from wearing poor-fitting shoes—though they can also be passed down genetically as well. Bunions typically develop when the weight of your body falls unevenly on the joints and tendons in your feet....

How dangerous is the Coronavirus from Wuhan, China Jan 22nd, 2020

By Louis Cassini, Foxnews The coronavirus, or 2019-nCoV, began at an animal and seafood market in the city of Wuhan and has since spread to several other countries, including the United States. The illness is now said to be transferable between humans. As news of the virus spread and death tolls...

CBD and Diabetes Oct 19th, 2019

Medical cannabis has been documented as an alternative to opioids for neuropathic, chronic and neurogenic pain.1 Cannabis contains over 483 known compounds in the plant and more than 65 active cannabinoids with the primary cannabinoids being Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol.2  Cannabinoids are a class of diverse chemical compounds that act on...

Vitamin D is needed to Maintain Good Health Sep 30th, 2019

Vitamin D is an essential compound needed for good health. Its active form, 1,25(OH)2D, is generated within the body in kidneys; is a “hormone”.  Foods contain little vitamin D, so humans are expected to generate more than 80% of daily vitamin D requirement through the skin exposure to ultraviolet-B rays in...

When is a Bunion Not a Bunion? Aug 1st, 2019

A woman came in asking for bunion surgery. She had put up with the pain in her big toe for years and finally had enough. Many friends told her to wait until she couldn’t stand the pain in her foot before discussing surgery. She assumed any pain in the great...

Medical Cannabis / Marijuana for Diabetic Foot Neuropathy Mar 22nd, 2019

Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is increasing in prevalence, affecting approximately half of patients with diabetes, with roughly 15% being painful 1,2. Control of pain is insufficient in many patients using either of the 2 medications currently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration3.  Although these medicines can help with the pain,...

How to Prevent Ingrowing Infected Toenails Nov 1st, 2018

An ingrown toenail can happen to any toe.  An ingrowing toenail is when the side(s) of a toenail grows directly into the surrounding skin of the toe.  This condition can be severely painful and can cause redness, swelling and drainage from the toe.Here are some tips to help prevent ingrown toenails from occurring. Please keep...

How Your Body is Connected - Biomechanics 101 Feb 17th, 2017

After learning he had a malignant tumor, Terry Fox set out to run across Canada to raise awareness and money for cancer research. This journey would be daunting for any 21 year-old, cancer or no cancer, but Terry Fox’s feat was remarkable because of his right leg. He was left...

How To Prevent Foot and Ankle Injuries While Playing Pokemon Go (and other AR/VR games) Nov 4th, 2016

How To Prevent Foot and Ankle Injuries While Playing Pokemon Go (and other AR/VR games)The immensely popular iPhone app “Pokemon Go” is an “augmented reality” (AR) game that allures players into exploring their neighborhood while searching for AR creatures. But trouble comes when people’s eyes are attached to their iPhones,...