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]
Runners, Keep Those Feet Happy And Healthy!
Running is a classic sport that can be traced back to ancient Greece and beyond. It's a great way to release tension, lose weight, and stay fit. Running is cheap, and almost anyone can participate. However, there is the potential for injury if you don't run in a smart and safe way. Here are four tips to keep your feet in great shape as a runner: 1. Choose the right shoes. [Read More]