Exploring The Link Between Diabetes and Podiatry

Why Diabetics Need Regular Podiatry Checkups

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When you or your spouse is diagnosed with diabetes you may think that you just need to focus on a healthy diet, keeping your blood sugar levels where they should be and monitoring your insulin. However, you really need to make sure that you have regular checkups with a podiatrist, a foot doctor. How does diabetes affect feet? Diabetes can affect your feet in two ways. First, it can damage the nerves in your feet.…

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Podiatrists Employ New-Age Laser Treatments And Herbal Medicines To Treat Foot Problems

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Why is there such growth in podiatry care in America?  Age statistics drive the need for foot care, and diabetes disease continues to rise all over the country. Diabetes and other medical conditions require specialized treatment to stave off surgical procedures that might cause you to lose your limbs. Revenue from podiatry care in 2012 was expected to reach an annual total of $4.7 billion. Researchers were projecting even higher revenues in 2014 as a result of the new Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that was initiated in 2010.…

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Climbing The Ladder: A Tale Of How Achilles Tendonitis Can Bring You Down

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Do you do a lot of work around your house? Maybe you’re painting your home yourself or doing some work on the roof, and you’re constantly climbing a ladder—or standing on one. You may have thought that a fall was your biggest concern from all this ladder climbing, but you may also be at risk for a common foot ailment, Achilles tendonitis. How Do You Get Achilles Tendonitis? Your Achilles tendon runs from your heel to your calf muscle and helps you lift your heel in order to walk.…

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