As a provider, our job is to help our patients feel comfortable and help them take care of their foot health. One way we help our patients with their foot issues is to get a proper diagnosis and get them in suitable footwear.
Charcot joint disease was given its name by the French neurologist Jean-Marie Charcot in 1868. He noted an unusual pattern of bone destruction in patients with tertiary syphilis and the absence of sensation.
A bunion is a bump on the side of the great toe and represents a deviation of the first metatarsal. The deviation causes the great toe to lean toward the second toe. Bunions are caused from a weak or abnormal foot structure which placed a heavy load on the tendons, soft tissues and joint capsule of the first metatarsal or great toe.
Toenail fungus (onychomycosis) is a slowly progressing infection that damages the nail over time. This infection is the same one that causes athlete’s foot. The fungus lives in the toenail bed and feeds the keratin in the nail. The nail is discolored, thickens over time and can become painful. A foul odor occurs, and ingrown nail can result.
Restore dry, damaged or discolored skin naturally. It’s the only lotion with the natural healing compound called oakin. Oakin, a natural oak extract, is available exclusively through the Amerigel Skin and Wound Care product line.
The likelihood of slipping and falling should not be ignored. Tripping, falling or losing your balance for any reason can have lasting and sometimes fatal results. Helping to reduce the risk of falling by making your home safe, having your vision checked, wearing appropriate foot wear and improving muscle strength will preserve your quality of life in the long term.
The extensor tendons to the foot come from muscles in the front of the leg. The two main extensor muscles are the extensor hallucis longus muscle and the extensor digitrorum longus muscle. The tendons from the muscles cross the front of the ankle, over the top of the foot and attach to the big toe and smaller toes.
Clean Sweep Antimicrobial Shoe Shield eliminates 99.9% of odor-causing bacteria and fungus on contact. Clean sweep is enhanced with odor capture technology to neutralize ammonia, urea, smelly fatty acids and steroids.
Whether you’re suffering from arthritis pain or have sore muscles and joints from over-doing it, Biofreeze Professional topical gel, combined with care from a hands on healthcare professional, can provide safer pain relief from sore muscles and joints in the feet and ankles. The gel has a vanishing scent and is paraben-free.
Rough, dry and scaly skin affects at least 75% of people with diabetes over the age of 64. Diabetes can affect every part of the body including the skin. In fact, such problems are sometimes the first sign a person has diabetes. Fortunately, most skin conditions can be prevented or easily treated if caught early.
Peripheral Neuropathy is a degenerative condition, which manifests as burning, tingling, or numbness in the hands and or feet. Affected persons often describe symptoms in a stocking or glove distribution.
At the beginning of last summer, while working in my yard one Saturday, I turned my foot on a tree root arising to the surface of the ground. I felt a “pop” and twinge of pain not unlike anything I had experienced before. I thought I had a slight sprain, perhaps. I continued to work in the yard, hobbling around, thinking the mild pain would cease. Within an hour my shoe was too tight to wear from the swelling.
Athlete’s Foot is a fungus caused rash on the skin of the foot and ankle and grows on the top layer of the skin. Fungus grows in warm, wet places such as the areas between your toes. This fungus spreads easily and can be obtained by walking barefoot on contaminated areas or by touching the toes or feet of another person who has it. The fungus then grows in your shoes, especially if your shoes are air tight and air cannot move around your feet.