The Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists hope you know and appreciate the beauty of a golf swing. It is high-powered and incredible to watch. For the golfers, though, there is a risk of this repetitive motion. Can you imagine how much golfers practice to perfect their swing? After all, it’s one moment on the course to drive you to the next hole.
There is still time left for summer fun, but things are winding down. August is National Back to School Month. Now is the time to prepare to switch gears. Are you prepared to give your child a strong start — starting with their foot health?
If you have diabetes, it may feel like you have plenty of other health challenges to manage. Checking your blood sugar levels regularly is one of them. Staying on top of diet and exercise is another. Unfortunately, one of the common complications that can come with this condition is a diabetic foot ulcer. It is a sore or open wound on the foot.
Before your next toenail trimming session, think about how confident you are with your clippers. Do you know how often to clip, or which clipper to use? Considering these questions can help you prevent one common toenail trouble: ingrown toenails. We always encourage our patients to take time for their foot hygiene, and this step is no different.
The Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists meet with patients who share their struggles with this painful form of heel pain. For many people, the pain is most noticeable in the morning after an extended period of rest. They can also experience this sharp, intense pain after sitting for a while.
The Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists treat toe deformities quite regularly. The conditions are more common than you think. We also inherit our foot structure, so families may share a similar problem. If you have a bunion and you are a parent, be proactive and speak with a podiatrist about your child’s feet.
Do you know if you should visit the doctor with a broken bone? The answer is “yes” — every time. A fracture is a partial or complete break in the bone. A fall or a direct hit can cause this injury. A bone can fracture when it undergoes more pressure than it can handle. Do…
The Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists shares more information regarding these warts, including how to prevent them.
The warm weather brings a whole new set of activities for children, some of which may lead to foot problems if the proper safety precautions are not in place. At the end of the school year, did your child come home with lists of things to do and read over the summer? At The Desert Podiatric Medical Specialists, we’d like to add one more list – a checklist for taking care of your child’s feet during the summer months.
For a high school graduate who is planning to attend college, a trade school, or even military training, there is a packing list in your future. Do you know where to start? Of course, you know the obvious things about wardrobe, school supplies, etc. What about your feet? We want you to consider how you…
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