Most people have twisted an ankle at some point in their life. But if your ankle gets swollen and painful after you twist it, you may have sprained it. As the warm weather motivates you to spend more time outdoors, your chances of developing foot or ankle pain may increase. Here’s what you need to know … Continue reading Sprained ankle? Your foot doctor explains what to do next
Summertime means wearing strappy sandals, enjoying barefoot walks on the beach and dipping our toes in pools, oceans, and lakes. But for people with diabetes, these pleasurable acts can cause serious harm.
When warm weather finally arrives, we all want to slip into a pair of stylish new kicks. But spring and summer shoes often mean serious foot pain from blisters, which are all the more likely in this strappy, sock-free season.
As a leading podiatrist and foot pain expert in the Lansdale area, Dr. Jeffrey Wachtel hears this question from patients all the time. The answer depends on the kind of pain experienced and how long it lasts. Many of us experience a moment or two of achiness when we get up in the morning. But … Continue reading Why do my feet hurt when I get out of bed?
With the warmer months now beginning, many runners who have been in hibernation will be getting back on the road or trails. Running is great exercise, but it is also hard on the feet, as well as other parts of your body. To avoid injury and ensure that you get the most out of your … Continue reading Running Tips for the Warmer Months
Perhaps one of the easiest injuries that most of us commonly suffer is a stubbed toe. You may be walking in socks or bare feet, moving quickly or even slowly, and, all of a sudden, your toe hits a chair or table, or something else in your house. Or perhaps, you are carrying something or … Continue reading Is Your Toe Broken?
Choosing footwear is never easy, but is even harder for diabetics. People afflicted with diabetes are at much higher risk of developing foot problems, such as impaired circulation and nerve damage.
You may not be surprised to learn that feet are one of the most prone areas to rashes on our body. After all, your feet work hard, sweat prodigiously, and come into contact with many different surfaces, inside and out.
Whether you love or hate winter, many of us spend time outdoors in cold, even frigid weather. Some of us will be skiing, skating, sledding, or running. Many of us will likely be shoveling out from underneath snow and ice. If you have children, you may be outdoors watching them play or playing with them.
Arthritis is characterized by joint inflammation that causes pain and stiffness around the affected joints and surrounding tissue. In fact, there is not one but many kinds of arthritis (more than 100 diseases), of which osteoarthritis is the most common, often manifesting in the foot and ankle.