Prep Your Feet for Winter

Prep Your Feet for Winter

Our feet endure a great deal throughout the winter. Our feet move from cozy, heated homes to the freezing cold outdoors. Temperature fluctuations have an adverse effect on the skin, leaving it rough and susceptible to cracking. When the weather becomes colder, most people have rough and flaky skin on their feet. Here are some…

Fix Your Heel Pain

Fix Your Heel Pain

Heel pain normally occurs when the tendon at the back of your heel, also known as the Achilles tendon, becomes inflamed or is under excessive stress. The pain usually starts from where the tendon is attached to the heel bone, just beneath the heel. When this area is affected, it drastically reduces your mobility, as…

4 Types of Fractures

4 Types of Fractures

Bone fractures or broken bones are the same: painful, immobilizing and require proper care and treatment. Your feet are a complex structure of many bones and joints, making them prone to fractures if caution is not practiced. There are different types of fractures that will determine the amount of time you need to stay off…

5 Signs It’s Time for New Orthotics

5 Signs It’s Time for New Orthotics

Orthotics are medically prescribed items worn inside shoes to correct structural foot disorders that cause limited mobility. Foot orthotics have significant benefits for individuals with different foot conditions. While fresh new orthotics can alleviate a wide range of foot problems, keeping old orthotics might have a number of negative consequences that you may be unaware…

The Reasons Why Diabetic Wounds Take So Long to Heal

The Reasons Why Diabetic Wounds Take So Long to Heal

Your body develops diabetes when it cannot generate or properly utilize insulin. Insulin converts sugar into fuel for the body. Increased blood sugar levels are likely to occur if your body has problems breaking down carbohydrates. It can eventually hamper your body’s capacity to repair wounds. Minor scratches and bruises are all-natural byproducts of an active lifestyle….

Caring for Children’s Feet

Caring for Children’s Feet

Did you know that while children’s feet develop most rapidly in the early years, the shape of their feet keeps changing throughout their lives? Therefore, it is crucial they wear well-fitted and supportive footwear, so their feet develop and grow in a healthy manner. As babies’ feet are quite delicate, ensure their shoes have enough…

Walking Feet

Walking Feet

Everyone has their favorite spot to walk — even in our area. When the mornings are cool or the nights feel great, taking a walk can reduce stress and bring along other benefits, too. Walking is an underrated form of exercise. Are you missing out? This fall, The Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists want to encourage…

Fall and Your Feet

Fall and Your Feet

It’s fall, and your feet are waiting. They want the same attention this season, so please don’t forget about them. Your toes may be sliding into shoes as the temperatures fall, but don’t take your eyes off them. This season, how can you make sure your feet still feel the love? Well, The Desert Podiatric…

Fall and Foot Odor

Fall and Foot Odor

If you think the fall season means you can forget about smelly feet, think again. Trapped sweat is the biggest cause of stinky feet, but it doesn’t go away simply because the weather changes. There are still scenarios that create the inviting space for the bacteria and fungus that cause this condition. The Desert Podiatric…

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