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Diabetics at risk for Amputation

Over 4,000 diabetics in the UK are at risk of having an amputation because they do not go for their annual National Health Service (NHS) checks. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) advises that everyone with diabetes should be tested each year. Diabetics are at risk for high blood-glucose levels that can … Continue reading Diabetics at risk for Amputation

Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Poor Blood Circulation in the Feet

Poor blood circulation in the feet and legs is often caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD), which is usually the result of a build up of plaque in the arteries. Plaque build up, or atherosclerosis, can be the result of excess calcium and cholesterol in the bloodstream, which restricts how much blood can flow through … Continue reading Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment of Poor Blood Circulation in the Feet

Suggestions to prevent serious Foot Problems

In lieu of National Foot Health Awareness month, the National Diabetes Education Program has posted some suggestions to help protect the feet from infection and prevent serious foot problems. Simply checking the feet every day and taking care to check between the toes and at the bottom of the foot can help reveal small cuts … Continue reading Suggestions to prevent serious Foot Problems

Every Day Foot Care

Our feet are of great importance in our lives. However, they are something we tend to neglect. When this becomes a habit, it can cause significant trouble. Pain, limited mobility, and expensive doctor’s visits can occur when foot problems are ignored. If feet are cared for and looked after each day, however, they will perform … Continue reading Every Day Foot Care

Ways to help prevent Stress Fractures

Stress fractures, as with other running injuries, can often occur without any apparent reason. But according to Vicki Rudawsky, a former Olympic runner, there are certain things that can be done to help prevent stress fractures from happening. New training regimens should be started slowly and gradually built up to help prevent bone fatigue. Cross … Continue reading Ways to help prevent Stress Fractures

Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

Stress fractures occur in the foot and ankle when muscles in those areas are weakened from too much or too little use. When this happens, they stop cushioning the foot and ankles from the impact of hitting the ground. Because there is nothing to protect them, the bones of the foot begin to absorb the … Continue reading Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

Three Keys to Choosing the Right Running Shoe

Selecting the right running shoe for your foot type can be a daunting task when faced with rows upon rows of brightly colored sneakers. Ultimately picking the right pair, however, comes down to three keys: knowing yourself, understanding a good fit, and finding the right offset. Knowing yourself involves knowing whether you want a softer, … Continue reading Three Keys to Choosing the Right Running Shoe