Peripheral Arterial Disease – The Foot and Heart Health Connection

February is American Heart Month and the perfect time to discuss a little-known fact: That your feet can give you an important clue as to your heart health! Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), commonly called poor circulation, is the restriction of blood flow in the leg arteries. Plaque caused by the accumulation of cholesterol and other […]

5 Common Skin Problems Found on the Feet

Your feet are a unique part of your body for many reasons: They are the furthest part of your body from your heart which can be a problem for circulation. They are always in contact with surfaces that can cause injury and harbor contagious fungi. They are enclosed in shoes which create a dark and […]

The Perfect Holiday Gift Ideas For Your Feet!

Are you having trouble finding the perfect gift for that special someone? Why not give the gift of foot health with these suggestions that will pamper those tired tootsies: Foot care travel kit. Gather some travel–sized foot care items and tuck them into an attractive zippered pouch. Be sure to include a rich foot cream, […]

Practical, Protective Foot Health Steps for People With Diabetes

Healthy feet are essential for overall good health, no matter your age, fitness level, or physical challenges. For people with diabetes, however, taking care of their feet is especially vital. More than 60 percent of all non-traumatic lower-limb amputations worldwide are related to complications from the disease, according to the American Diabetes Association. “The leading […]

Simple Steps That Help People With Diabetes Keep Their Feet Healthy

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 […]

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 […]

Fix Feet For Weight Loss Success

Many of the estimated 70 million obese Americans are trapped in a life-threatening vicious cycle: Obesity aggravates foot problems, like heel pain and flat feet; sore feet make it hard to exercise and lose weight; and without exercise, obesity worsens and exacerbates progression of diabetes, heart disease and other serious health threats. Today we urge obese adults […]