Friday, March 27, 2015

BV Foot Clinic: Don't Let Diabetes Get Its Hands on Your Feet

                                  Don't Let Diabetes Get Its Hands on Your Feet

Millions of people have diabetes, and more are diagnosed with it every day. Its implications vary from person to person, depending on many factors, including one’s age and overall health, the severity of the condition, and whether it can be controlled by diet, or if medication is required. However, all diabetics must monitor their blood sugar, and their diets, as their bodies can’t produce, or properly use, insulin.  

Meticulous foot care is also essential, as even minor wounds can have serious consequences, as can diabetic neuropathy - burning, tingling, and numbness in the feet - if it progresses. If you have diabetes, come see us for a thorough examination and a personalized, easy-to-follow foot care plan that will help keep diabetes from getting its hands on your feet!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

BV Foot Clinic: There Are Some Shoe Styles You Can Hardly Stand (ON!)

                                      There Are Some Shoe Styles You Can Hardly Stand (ON!)

While the arrival of spring is a welcome thing, some women are more excited about the arrival of the new spring line of shoes. Of course, even if it isn’t your first priority, you’ll eventually get around to shopping for footwear. And, no matter how many styles are on display, there will be some you love, some you can take or leave, some you can barely stand, and some you can barely stand ON; and you should really avoid that last group!

Indeed, every year, we treat countless ankle sprains that result from the wearing of ultra-high shoes; and many women suffer breaks and other injuries, too. So, remember, it’s not worth the pain that can be caused by falling off your shoes; and even if it were, it is absolutely not worth the embarrassment! 

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

BV Foot Clinic: Nip Bunions in the Bud

                                                      Nip Bunions in the Bud

Even when they must wear heavy winter boots, many women tote their high heels to work. This can be troublesome, because regularly wearing very high shoes often causes bunions. These painful bumps, located on the outsides of the feet, beneath the big toes, if neglected, can become swollen, infected, and debilitating, and may even require surgery.

So, give your feet a break from ultra high shoes, and wear heels that are under 3” - at least, for most of the time. And if bunions are already blooming, let us nip them in the bud. Remember, everything will soon be in blossom, and you'll be ready to wear strappy sandals again; but bunions, besides being painful, are also quite unattractive! So, come see us while you still have treatment options, and everything will be coming up roses! 

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