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Improper Diabetic Feet Care Can Lead to Ulcers

Approximately 29.1 million people have diabetes, and approximately 28% of that population is not diagnosed. Diabetics are prone to experiencing a wide variety of other conditions, some of which include neuropathy and foot ulcers. Diabetic foot ulcers in particular are dangerous for diabetics, and it is important for patients to receive annual examinations by a … Continue reading Improper Diabetic Feet Care Can Lead to Ulcers

Diabetic Foot Care

Millions of people are affected by diabetes each year. Diabetes damages blood vessels in all parts of the body, especially the feet. The legs and feet may develop slow blood flow, which causes neuropathy, or nerve damage. Once a diabetic patient develops neuropathy, it is important that the feet are well taken care of. Otherwise, … Continue reading Diabetic Foot Care

Walls of Kindness donate Shoes to Iran’s Homeless

The homeless population of Iran have been benefiting from ‘walls of kindness’ that have been erected throughout the country. The walls—which sport hooks, hangers, and a shoe rack—invite passersby to donate important clothing items such as shoes—a necessity in foot care—to the homeless. Instructions painted next to the donation point state, “If you don’t need … Continue reading Walls of Kindness donate Shoes to Iran’s Homeless

Every Day Foot Care

Our feet are important in our everyday lives. The problem is that we tend to neglect them. When this becomes a habit, it can cause significant trouble. Ignoring foot problems can mean pain, limited mobility, and expensive doctor’s visits. On the other hand, if feet are cared for and looked after regularly, they will perform … Continue reading Every Day Foot Care

World Cup Apline Ski Racer returns from Injury

World Cup alpine ski racer Askel Lund Svindal has recently bounced back after injuring his Achilles tendon. His successful recovery and return have left the skier in high spirits: “I enjoy the process and that’s a sign I could do this for a while. As long as I’m healthy and able to be fast and … Continue reading World Cup Apline Ski Racer returns from Injury

RA ranked 4th on Yahoo!’s Most Searched Symptoms

On Yahoo!’s “Most Searched Symptoms” list, rheumatoid arthritis ranks number four. Accordingly the disease affects nearly 1.5 million adults in the United States alone. Known to affect the lining of the joints and bones through deformity, swelling, and erosion; RA has been associated with the wrist, hand, and joints in the feet. Although symptoms typically … Continue reading RA ranked 4th on Yahoo!’s Most Searched Symptoms

Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Feet

Although rheumatoid arthritis actually attacks multiple bones and joints throughout the entire body, ninety percent of people who actually develop this condition usually do so in the foot or ankle area. Those who develop this kind of arthritis in the feet usually develop symptoms around the toes and forefeet first, before anywhere else. Rheumatoid arthritis … Continue reading Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Feet