3 Signs You Need To Call A Podiatrist

Feet are an essential part of your overall body health, but many people will delay seeing a podiatrist until it’s too late to find a solution. Some problems can go away on their own with ice, rest and anti-inflammatory medication, but it’s important to watch for any changes. There are some signs when it’s better to call a podiatrist sooner rather than later.

Persistent Foot Numbness or Swelling

If your feet are swollen or feel numb once in a while, it’s not a big reason to worry. Having pain or swelling in both feet is more common, but if it’s only located in one foot, this can be more cause for concern. If the problem keeps happening on a regular basis, then it’s not something you should ignore. There could be a number of issues that cause this. A broken foot, sprained ankle, tendonitis, or an underlying infection can make the feet numb or swollen. A numbness that is also accompanied with burning and tingling can be a sign of nerve damage, which those with diabetes can be susceptible to.

Thick Corns or Calluses

Both calluses and corns aren’t something that are considered serious problems, but there could be an underlying cause for them. There could be problems with your foot structure or gait that could be the reasons for stubborn calluses and corns. Some of the problems with the structure of the foot include hammertoes and bunions. If you keep having calluses and corns appear on your feet, it’s time to figure out the underlying causes and get them checked out.

Pain While Doing Daily Activities or Walking

Pain in the foot when you are moving, or active could indicate a foot injury or a fracture that hasn’t healed correctly. If you delay treatment, the injury could get worse as time goes on, which would make it difficult to go about daily life and harder to correct it. Pain that can increase with activity can be a stress fracture. By treating a stress fracture early, you can avoid a more serious problem. When you continue being active with a stress fracture, it can turn into a broken bone.

Foot Care Myths

Growing up, we’ve all been told stories to keep us out of trouble. Whether or not they were true is another story. As children, we may have been told not to cross our eyes because they’ll get stuck, or, that cracking your knuckles will cause arthritis.

Wearing Heels the Healthy Way

While wearing high heels may look great, they won’t feel great after a while. Ever wonder why after even an hour your feet start to cramp and feel sore, you may walk slower, or a little more awkwardly?

Hydrating Your Feet Year Round

No matter the season, no matter your age, it’s always important to keep your feet hydrated. Exposure to the sun without proper protection can both burn and dry out skin. Likewise, in cooler seasons, feet spend more time stuffed in socks and boots than not. Without proper hydration, this can leave them feeling itchy, dry, and looking cracked.

Hot Feet in Cold Weather?

Do your feet feel like they are on fire? And the rest of your body is cool or, in this weather, even cold? While it may seem like a glitch in your body’s system, there are reasons why you may have burning feet.

Corn and Callus Prevention

Feet can be tough to treat right with how much pressure people put on their feet every day.  People often neglect the proper cleaning, care, and maintenance of their feet which can lead to problems. Individuals can prevent most issues with...

Do Your Feet Smell?

Have you ever been over a friend’s house when that time comes to take off your shoes and you cringe? You know you’re in trouble even though you may have just taken a fresh shower and put on a clean and cute pair of socks.

Blisters Can Be a Bummer

They are fluid-filled bubbles that result from poorly-fitted shoes, excessive moisture or chemical exposure. Other causes are frostbite, sunburn, allergic reactions and fungal infections.

Exercising your Feet

In order to improve your overall foot health, it is wise to exercise your feet every day. Walking is wonderful for your feet since the motion extends your foot from the time your heel hits the ground until you lift off with your toes.

Walking on Flat Feet

If you suspect that you have flat feet, chances are you are progressively developing a deformity that could affect the way you walk, exercise and more. Benenati Foot & Ankle Care Centers treats flat feet often, a foot deformity that leaves the sole of your feet resting flat on the ground.

Types of Ankle Sprains and How to Treat Them

The doctors at Benenati Foot & Ankle Care Centers have seen each type of ankle sprain with all levels of severity. They have worked with clients to shorten recovery time for the best long-term ability to walk unaided.   Let’s...

Women and Their Feet

Women still play a vital role at home regardless of their career choices. They may be in high heels all day at the office, and then come home and spend more time on their feet wrapping up the household chores of the day.

Cavus Foot Got You Worried?

Cavus Foot is not something that can be ignored. This condition occurs where the foot has a very high arch, causing many painful issues. Cavus foot consequently causes a disproportionate amount of weight to be put on the ball and heel of your foot when mobile.

Sprains in Your Ankles

Ankle Sprains are annoying since they occur randomly when you are not careful. They can cause minor or severe pain and may become a frequent occurrence!

Spurs on Your Heels

Heel Spurs are a painful addition to the mechanics of your foot because of the way they produce a lingering and throbbing pain.

Charcot Foot Reconstruction and You

Charcot Foot Reconstruction can be required due to the damage caused by Charcot foot for many individuals. It is basically a wearing of your foot’s joints and bones and can severely impact patients with diabetes.

Puncture Wounds Hit Deeper Than You Think

Puncture Wounds are painful no matter where they occur on your body. When they happen on your feet, however, it becomes more complicated. You rely on using your feet to move, which will cause pressure on these types of wounds as you move. Your...
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