Foot Health Care

High Heeled Shoes

High heeled shoes have been in fashion for quite a long time and many girls and women cannot live without them. The problems caused by high heeled shoes viz-a-viz foot heath problems are plenty. They are a cause of concern for nagging back pain and deformities such as Haglund’s deformities bunions, arthritis in old age. […]

Foot Diseases in Old Age

Aging causes structural deformities on the legs due to the regular wear and tear of the foot . Hammer toes and bone spurs are common ailments of old age.  Most of the complications of old age result in large scale wear and tear. Exercising regularly frequent visits to the podiatrists can help in checking the […]

Arthritis and the Foot

Arthritis is a form of disease affecting the joints . In foot it can cause swelling and inflammation besides degeneration of bone of the affected area. Arthritis are of different types . Pain patterns may differ depending on the type and the location. Rheumatoid arthritis is  worse in the morning as sleeping increase the stiffness […]

Cellulitis

Cellulitis is an infection of connective tissue causing severe inflammation of dermal and subcutaneous layers of the skin. Cellulitis can be caused by exogenous bacteria, and often occurs where the skin has been damaged previously these includes cracks in the skin,burns , blisters, cuts ,surgical wounds, insect bites, or sites of  catheter insertion. Skin on […]

Treatments of Hugland’s Deformation

Non surgical procedures are employed to reduce the inflammation of the bursa or Hugland’s Deformation These include: 1. Application of ice packages over a towel to reduce swelling for around 15-20 minutes. 2. Topical pain reliever and anti inflammatory medications are available to reduce the inflammation. 3. Exercise to relieve tension of the Achilles tendon […]

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s neuroma is caused due to the swelling of the  inter metatarsal plantar nerve, usually involving the  third and fourth inter metatarsal spaces.  It is not a true tumor formation rather a fibrous tissue formation around nerve tissue. Pain on carrying weight, shooting pain while causing pressure are symptoms of this disease. MRI scan can […]

Diabetic Foot Ulcer

Diabetic foot ulcer is one of the major complications  of Diabetes Mellitus and this leads to amputation of the concerned portion in at least 85% cases. The major reason of mortality in such cases is due to the complications developed in vascular regions both major and minor. Diabetes impairs the ability of the body to […]

Stress Fracture

A stress fracture is a kind of fracture caused due to excessive stress of the bones . It causes incomplete fracture of bones. It is usually seen in athletes who undergo repeated stress . It is actually a very small sliver or crack and occurs usually as a hairline fracture. It typically occurs in weight-bearing […]

Diabetic Foot and Prevention

Diabetic Foot is a term that commonly encompasses a number of foot problems related to diabetes mellitus. The reason stems from the fact that their could be abnormalities in the artery leading to its rupture and the neurons could also be affected due to it. The delay caused in the healing of the wound causes […]