This month we recognize as Men’s Health Month. At Benenati Foot & Ankle Care Centers, that gives us a chance to highlight a podiatric condition whose highest risk category is men between the ages of 40 and 60: gout.
At Benenati Foot and Ankle Care Centers, we would always rather see our patients on the side of caution when it comes to dealing with lower extremity pain and discomfort.
here are over 5 million cases of skin cancer diagnosed each year in the United States and that number continues to rise. The irony of this is that skin cancer is one of the most preventable forms of the disease.
Each season brings a whole new set of sports plus the happy kids and teenagers running outside to explore new activities. Sports are a great way to keep your body healthy and your mind calm while developing social-emotional traits. But, seasonal...
It’s May and here at Benenati Foot & Ankle Care Centers, we’re celebrating our senior patients in honor of Older Americans Month. In our practice, we serve patients in all age groups and each has its own particular foot health care needs.
What’s got the kinetic energy of a .357 handgun and whirls at 3,000 rotations per minute? No, it’s not a powerful weapon—it’s your lawnmower.
It’s important to know that the term “arthritis” doesn’t refer to just one condition. There are over 100 disorders that cause joint pain and disease that fall under the umbrella term arthritis. Each of our feet has 33 joints that can be affected by joint pain.
At the first hint of warmer weather, you may be inclined to pull out your favorite sandals or open-toed shoes. But, when you go to put them on, you notice that one of your nails is a brownish gray color and the nail looks thick and a little crumbly at the edges.
Did you know that it is estimated that about 33 percent of the population of the Western world will develop a bunion at one time in their lives? At Benenati Foot & Ankle Care Centers, we find that many patients are not familiar with the causes and treatments of this common condition.
Keeping your feet healthy and protected can be tough when cooler weather comes. A Chilblain is an unsightly and uncomfortable skin issue that effects toes. Let’s take a look at chilblains, what causes them, and what you can do stop yourself...
April is National Foot Health Awareness Month. Here at Benenati Foot & Ankle Care Centers, we’d like to focus on three areas every patient can work on to improve podiatric health.
At Benenati Foot & Ankle Care Centers, we believe that good foot care is important for everyone. However, patients with diabetes have needs that go above and beyond that of the average patient.
Being flexible is usually considered to be a good thing, but when it comes to your feet having flexible arches, it is not a desirable characteristic since flat feet can lead to a wide variety of other problems over time.
It’s important to pay attention to your feet as you get older because eventually all those years of walking, running and standing on them catch up to you. Not only do natural changes to foot structure and function occur, but also the signs of all that wear and tear become more obvious with each passing year.
Winter is a rough time of year. These cold months can be tough on your motivation, cruel to your health, and worse to your feet. The season brings with it a host of problems that can harm your feet. Read our list of the most common winter...
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.
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?
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.
Your first nail salon visit is not too far off and primping your feet can help take away the winter blues. Although pretty feet may make you smile, there are health risks involved that could make you frown.
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.