Diabetic Foot Care

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08 Jun Why Is the Bottom of Your Foot Itching?

Bottom of Your Foot Itching? Is your foot itching uncontrollably? Pruritis is the medical term for an irritating itch. It can occur anywhere on your body, but it’s more likely to happen to your feet. That’s because your feet are frequently exposed to moisture, irritants and...

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31 Mar What Is Peripheral Neuropathy?

About Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is an irreversible, chronic condition that often accompanies other diseases. The words peripheral neuropathy literally mean “dead nerves.” This condition causes a loss of feeling in the fingers and toes. More than 3 million people are diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy every...

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25 Feb What is the difference between a Podiatrist and Podologist?

Podologists, Podiatrists, and Chiropodists: What’s the Difference? Have you ever heard of a podologist? What about a chiropodist? These are all different names for medical professionals who specialize in foot care. In the US, we routinely use the term podiatrist to refer to these doctors. Here’s...

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03 Sep Why and When Compression Socks are Recommended

Do You Need to Wear Compression Socks? Do you stand on your feet all day? Do you take frequent airline flights? If your lifestyle puts you at risk for circulation problems in your legs, consider wearing compression socks. What Are Compression Socks? Compression socks or stockings are soft,...

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27 Apr Why are feet so Vulnerable to Diabetes?

Managing Diabetes-Related Foot Problems We all need to take care of our feet, but people with diabetes need to be especially careful. Every year, more than 70,000 people with diabetes lose a lower limb to amputation caused by diabetic foot diseases. The good news is that...

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07 Mar Diabetic Foot Care Tips

Diabetes and Foot Problems If you have diabetes, ordinary foot problems can be extraordinarily serious. You need to take extra care of your feet so that you don't develop diabetic neuropathy and other dangerous foot problems. What is Diabetic Neuropathy? This is the most serious complication you can...

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