12 Steps to Happy and Healthier Feet

Take care of your diabetes Make healthy lifestyle choices to keep your blood glucose (sugar), blood pressure and cholesterol close to normal. Doing so may help prevent or delay diabetes-related foot problems. Wear shoes & socks at all times Do not walk barefoot, even indoors, because it’s easy to step on something and hurt your […]

Diabetic? Simple Steps For Healthy Living

A diabetes diagnosis can be daunting, but a simple attitude adjustment can make a world of difference in how well you fare while living with the disease. When people with diabetes take proactive steps to monitor key health indicators, experts agree that it’s possible to prevent some of the most severe risks of diabetes, including […]

Diabetes: You Don’t Have to Face it Alone

Why should I “knock my socks off” and see a podiatrist? The feet can reveal diabetes warning signs such as numbness, redness, swelling, or non-healing wounds. Making at least two appointments a year with your podiatrist, the foot and ankle expert, to have your feet examined is a critical step in avoiding diabetic foot complications […]

60 Seconds to Stomp Out Cancer

Foot melanoma is the deadliest cancer, but routine foot self-exams can increase early detection, survival The next time you clip your toenails, take a closer look at the rest of your feet. An extra 60 seconds could save your life. Josh Miller, DPM, a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. .Dr. […]

Can You Get Skin Cancer On Your Feet?

What Are Skin Cancers of the Feet? Skin cancer can develop anywhere on the body, including in the lower extremities. Skin cancers of the feet have several features in common. Most are painless, and often there is a history of recurrent cracking, bleeding, or ulceration. Frequently, individuals discover their skin cancer after unrelated ailments near […]

Don’t Get Cut Barefoot!

Cut Yourself Walking Barefoot? It Could Be More Serious Than you Realize Bare feet are universally associated with summer, but for those who enjoy walking barefoot, a local foot and ankle surgeon warns that inattention to seemingly minor puncture wounds on the soles of your feet can allow serious infections to develop and spread. “Going […]

Healthy Feet Make the Best Dancing Feet

Don’t ignore foot pain on the dance floor  Being ‘light on your feet’ when dancing is not entirely true; dancing the night away can take a toll on your feet and ankles. Both professional and amateur dancers can suffer foot injuries that can stop the show, as witnessed recently on the popular reality-television show, Dancing […]

Don’t Let The Summer Sun Scorch Your Feet!

Sunscreen on Your Feet? Doctor urges sunscreen use and exams to prevent skin cancer on feet When at the pool or lake we all lather up with sun screen to protect our skin from the harmful rays of the sun. But do we remember to apply sunscreen to our feet? Many don’t realize skin cancer […]

Can Running Cause Stress Fractures?

Common Runners’ Injury: Stress Fractures of the Foot Repetitive impact on feet can increase risk of damage Stress fractures of the foot are becoming more common in runners, especially first-time marathoners, according to South Jersey foot and ankle surgeon Robert Warkala, DPM. The growing popularity of marathons among beginning runners has contributed to the increase […]