It’s Halloween, which means it’s time for ghosts, goblins, zombies, and other creatures that go bump in the night…
But what if this Halloween, it’s your feet that seem particularly spooky? There are a ton of foot problems that may alter how your feet and toes look, but here’s the thing: many of these problems go beyond aesthetics. Because of this, we strongly advise you to visit our Houston podiatry clinicto get those scary creepers examined so you may still participate in trick-or-treating the next Halloween.
One of the most frequent complaints I get from my patients is that their feet are numb. Furthermore, this is not the “typical” numb that sometimes affects many of us. People describe the numbness as feeling like they are wearing many pairs of socks, even when they aren’t. The sensation is similar to having wax covering their feet. Although not painful, this is obviously not okay.
Running is a fantastic kind of exercise if you have diabetes. However, you must protect your feet as well as your blood sugar levels. So, we will concentrate on the hazards of running with diabetes today, and provide training safety advice for diabetics and all runners.
Developing a non-healing wound can be one of the most serious and devastating complications for a diabetic patient. These wounds or open sores are also called diabetic ulcers, and they frequently occur on the foot. Diabetic foot ulcers are prone to infections, and this puts patients at a higher risk of hospitalization and need for surgery or amputation.
Making healthy food, checking your blood sugar, taking time to be active, keeping up with doctor's appointments, and taking medicines are some of the things diabetic patients manage. However, through this busy schedule, the feet are the last thing to be remembered but daily diabetic foot care will help prevent diabetic foot complications.
Have you ever taken off your socks or shoes and saw blood, and had no idea how it happened? Well, 15 percent of patients with diabetes suffer from diabetic foot ulcers. A diabetic foot ulcer is an open injury or sore generally situated on the lower part of the foot. It starts from normal factors such as taking an extra-long walk or having a new pair of shoes. The ulcer starts as a small blister or callus on the foot, then the problem progresses.