Play Sports?: 5 Tips To Protect Your Feet And Ankles From Injury

If you are a sports enthusiast, your ankles and feet have many more opportunities for injury than those of the average person. Nevertheless, there are ways to help safeguard your feet and ankles as you participate in sports. Although no precaution is foolproof, these tips should be helpful: Warm your muscles. If you are going to be involved in an intense activity, warm up the muscles of your ankles and feet before you begin. [Read More]

5 Things Diabetics Need To Know About Poor Foot Circulation

Your circulation system sends blood and the oxygen and nutrients it carries throughout your body. When your circulation system is functioning properly, all parts of your body receive the blood flow they require. When you have poor circulation, some parts of your body don't get enough blood. This is a big problem for people with diabetes. How does diabetes affect your circulation? Diabetes affects your circulation by damaging the veins and arteries in your legs and feet. [Read More]

3 Reasons A Podiatrist Is Important To Your Child's Development

Everyone wants to have their child develop healthily, but with the massive amounts of advice available to parents today it can be quite easy to overlook certain areas. One such area is your child's foot health, which can greatly affect their lifestyle and development if not taken care of. Indeed, children are usually on their feet quite a lot, which means the slightest problem can affect them for the rest of their lives. [Read More]

Finding the Root Cause of Plantar Fasciitis and Efficient Treatments

Researchers in the field of podiatry are wondering why podiatrist foot care professionals have not been able, so far, to use a treatment for plantar fasciitis that completely relieves your pain. They theorize that not everyone who exercises excessively, not even all athletes, develop fasciitis. Their conclusion is that intrinsic factors cause your plantar fascia to generate inflammation and pain.  What Are the Intrinsic Factors? Scientists say that two pathways—extrinsic and intrinsic—are the likely mechanisms that may cause you to suffer from plantar fasciitis. [Read More]