In this article we have spoken about three conditions you can avoid by buying shoes that fit. This is not the comprehensive list of problems, but three of the most common. One of the keys to a happy health life is mobility and there is little as cost effective as wearing the proper size shoe. While damage to your joint may be permanent, there’s no reason why you should have to live a life of pain. With proper treatment and regular checkups, you should be able to get your joint to work together with the rest of your body again, and quit being such a spoilsport.
The average person does not think about feet when they hear the word diabetes. But as almost any diabetic would tell you, foot infections are among the more serious problems that diabetics face. The combination of poor circulation (which affects the extremities of the body first) and nerve damage makes it difficult for diabetics to detect sore spots or injuries on their feet. Even minor problems such as blisters, calluses, corns, hangnails or a small cut can lead to foot ulcers (open sores on the feet) and wide-scale infections such as gangrene that lead to amputation.
Capsaicin. This is a topical cream or solution that is applied to the skin and recommended more for chronic pain. Capsaicin has chemicals that are made from chili peppers. It decreases the chemicals that are needed for the nerves to transmit pain signals to the brain. Caution must be taken to avoid eyes, mouth, and genital areas when using this medication because it causes a severe burning sensation. Local anesthetics injections. This type of treatment directly affects the nerves and prevents the nerves from sending signals to the brain. Local injections, however, only produce temporary relief.
The skin is the body’s largest organ, and with it being fully exposed to the environment, it easily picks up infections, making fungal skin infections quite common. Fungus can also affect the nails on the hands and feet Most people at some time in their lives will experience athlete’s foot , a fungal infection that affects the toes and feet Tinea is another common fungal infection in the skin, and this often manifests as what is known as ringworm. “Jock itch” and candida are the two other most common fungal skin infections. All are treated with anti-fungal creams, and sometimes internal medications are required.
Dr. Chris Milkie, a Board Certified Wauwatosa Podiatrist, has treated thousands of foot problems since 1991. He is the first, and only, podiatrist in Wisconsin to offer a Laser procedure, which is the newest and most effective treatment for toenail fungus on the market today. Dr. Chris Milkie is the author and can provide additional information about the treatment of many conditions which affect the feet by visiting his website Milwaukee Podiatrist Insoles and corrective foot devices can help correct the places where the friction causes the heels to crack and dry up. Good quality shock absorber shoes should be always preferable over the open backed or thin sole shoes.
Men who want to take in the great outdoors in a comfortable pair of shoes should look at Clarks’ Charles sandal. This sturdy, closed-toed fisherman sandal will go from the shore to cabin. With four straps running down the foot and one cross strap running up the foot , this sandal can be adjusted for a snug fit. The no-slip, rubber grip sole will keep you on your feet , and the Lycra lining will dry quickly if you happen to run into any puddles. Inspect feet daily for bruises, blisters, cuts or any type of injury or skin infection – catching them early can prevent them from worsening.