Tuesday, 04 October 2022 00:00

With all the work your feet do, they deserve some love. Yet, foot care is often last on the list of things to do or overlooked altogether. The feet can be hidden from the world and our focus is typically on what people can see – the face, hands, and hair. But having healthy feet is actually quite important. They are prone to pain and stress and because the skin on the feet usually gets less attention than other parts of our bodies, they can develop bacterial and fungal infections. Taking care of your feet is the least you can do for body parts that get you from point A to point B every single day. Some of the basics of foot care are washing, drying, and moisturizing the feet each day. Every once and awhile, treat yourself to a calming foot soak. This will soften the skin, soothe tired, aching feet, and provide relaxation. Also, wear properly fitting footwear – both shoes and socks – to protect your feet from harm. If you have questions about how to better care for your feet or have any problems with them requiring attention, see a podiatrist who specializes in foot care.

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from Houston Foot and Ankle Care. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Everyday Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. Without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks.

It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before. For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops. Wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent Athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Inner Loop, Southwest, Greater Heights, and Pearland, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2022 00:00

Morton’s neuroma can be a painful foot condition that results from inflammation of one of the nerves, which is typically found between the third and fourth toes. People who frequently wear high heels may be at risk of developing this ailment due to inadequate room for the toes to move freely. Additionally, people who participate in high-impact sporting activities, like running and basketball, may be prone to Morton’s neuroma. The common symptoms associated with this condition consist of the sensation of having a pebble in the shoe, as well as a numbing or tingling feeling that spreads to the toes. Relief may come from wearing shoes that fit correctly, and it may help to wear custom-made orthotics. If you are suffering from Morton’s neuroma, please consult with a podiatrist who can offer you various treatment techniques.

Morton’s neuroma is a very uncomfortable condition to live with. If you think you have Morton’s neuroma, contact one of our podiatrists of Houston Foot and Ankle Care. Our doctors will attend to all of your foot care needs and answer any of your related questions.  

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's neuroma is a painful foot condition that commonly affects the areas between the second and third or third and fourth toe, although other areas of the foot are also susceptible. Morton’s neuroma is caused by an inflamed nerve in the foot that is being squeezed and aggravated by surrounding bones.

What Increases the Chances of Having Morton’s Neuroma?

  • Ill-fitting high heels or shoes that add pressure to the toe or foot
  • Jogging, running or any sport that involves constant impact to the foot
  • Flat feet, bunions, and any other foot deformities

Morton’s neuroma is a very treatable condition. Orthotics and shoe inserts can often be used to alleviate the pain on the forefront of the feet. In more severe cases, corticosteroids can also be prescribed. In order to figure out the best treatment for your neuroma, it’s recommended to seek the care of a podiatrist who can diagnose your condition and provide different treatment options.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Inner Loop, Southwest, Greater Heights, and Pearland, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Monday, 26 September 2022 00:00

Custom orthotics, or shoe inserts, should be periodically replaced. Orthotics must fit properly to give you the best results. Protect your feet and ankles!

Tuesday, 20 September 2022 00:00

The importance of taking care of our feet becomes crucial as we age. This may be difficult for elderly people to accomplish, and family members and friends may be of help in checking the bottom of their feet. Older people may lose the feeling in their feet that enables them to notice sensations, which can make it difficult to feel any cuts, scrapes, or bruises. Seniors may develop foot conditions that can be a result of poor circulation, wearing shoes that do not fit correctly, and taking certain types of medications. Additionally, there may be reduced mobility as the aging process occurs, and trimming the toenails may become difficult as the vision changes. One of the first steps in caring for elderly feet consists of washing and drying them thoroughly, followed by applying a good moisturizer. It is beneficial to wear cotton socks, and existing fluid retention may be reduced when the feet are frequently elevated. If you would like more information about how to care for elderly feet, please schedule an appointment with a podiatrist who can guide you toward giving their feet the proper attention.

Proper foot care is something many older adults forget to consider. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles, contact one of our podiatrists from Houston Foot and Ankle Care. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

The Elderly and Their Feet

As we age we start to notice many changes in our body, but the elder population may not notice them right away. Medical conditions may prevent the elderly to take notice of their foot health right away. Poor vision is a lead contributor to not taking action for the elderly.

Common Conditions 

  • Neuropathy – can reduce feeling in the feet and can hide many life-threatening medical conditions.
  • Reduced flexibility – prevents the ability of proper toenail trimming, and foot cleaning. If left untreated, it may lead to further medical issues.
  • Foot sores – amongst the older population can be serious before they are discovered. Some of the problematic conditions they may face are:
  • Gouging toenails affecting nearby toe
  • Shoes that don’t fit properly
  • Pressure sores
  • Loss of circulation in legs & feet
  • Edema & swelling of feet and ankles

Susceptible Infections

Diabetes and poor circulation can cause general loss of sensitivity over the years, turning a simple cut into a serious issue.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Inner Loop, Southwest, Greater Heights, and Pearland, TX . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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