General health is often improved by stretching and exercising your feet on a routine basis. While walking may be the most beneficial exercise, flexibility and resistance exercises can be just as important in promoting good health and avoiding injury to the feet. There are many forms of exercise to choose from, many of which can … Continue reading The Benefits of Stretching the Feet
Dry skin may often be the cause of cracked heels, sometimes causing pain and bleeding. Often called fissures, the skin may become yellowed, flaky and callused, possibly resulting in difficulty walking. Pressure and friction, usually caused by standing for long periods at a time, is a common cause of this condition. Additionally, shoes that have … Continue reading The Causes of Cracked Heels
Finding out that you have diabetes can be a terrible shock. There’s so much to learn about diet, medications and monitoring your blood sugar levels. So the thought that you also need to take special care of your feet may seem like yet another burdensome worry to deal with.
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?