Every 30 seconds, an amputation is conducted worldwide, and 85% of all amputations are a result of diabetes complications. Although that may seem scary, know that complications are preventable. Read on to find out how to care for your feet.
Summertime is here, and instead of enjoying outdoor activities, your biggest worry is getting rid of the itchiness and pain on your foot. Here are a few tips to decrease your chances of contracting athlete’s foot again.
Toenail fungus can be an incredibly frustrating condition to deal with once it takes hold. Thankfully, there are options for eradicating these stubborn infections. Here, we review the different types of fungal infections and the best remedies.
Nearly 2 million adults will experience plantar fasciitis during their lives — it’s one of the most common types of foot pain. Find out what causes it, and learn about treatment options available from the experts at Bay Area Foot Care.
Chronic foot pain and dysfunction doesn’t just make it harder to stand, walk, and run — it impacts your health. Find out how custom orthotics can improve your health by keeping your feet strong, stable, and balanced.
Don’t let your footwear interfere with your comfort. While orthotics may improve every pair of shoes, they can address common issues like foot pain, pressure, friction, and even poor balance. Just remember, not all inserts are created equal!
Warts are usually a sign of skin irritation or infection. Stress, a busy lifestyle, bad hygiene, or irregular food habits can all cause warts to develop on the body. Sometimes they are caused by viral infections as well.
The Achilles tendon is a section of tissue connecting the bone in the heel to the muscles. It is named after the mythical Greek hero Achilles, who was killed when he was hit by an arrow in his heel, which was his weak spot.
Hammertoe is a foot deformity that causes a person’s toes to bend instead of projecting out from the foot. The condition can affect any toe; however it most commonly affects the second or third toe on your foot.
One out of every ten people in the world suffers from plantar fasciitis. In order to manage the pain and discomfort that comes with this issue, it’s important to understand what plantar fasciitis is in the first place.
What is Sever’s Disease? This is not truly a “disease” at all, the true medical term is Calcaneal Apophysisits. These names are describing painful inflammation that occurs at the growth plate of the heel bone.
An orthotic is a device that is worn inside of your shoe. This device helps control, correct, and support the foot when walking. Orthotics come in a wide variety of shapes and materials. They are used for many different foot, knee, hip, and back issues.
Diabetes is affecting our community but the Doctors at Bay Area Foot Care are here to help. We are not only here to treat the conditions associated with Diabetes but also to help educate you on the risks and ways to avoid a Diabetic Foot Complication.
Bay Area Foot Care participates in the education of our future podiatrists. Below read a feature from one of our third year students as she outlines the importance of creating healthy habits to prevent foot ulcers.