Monthly Archives: July 2018

Corns: Kernels of Pain

Corns – painful little buggers! Corns are essentially nature’s response to pressure and friction between toes, under and around feet, and inside footwear.  Even the tiniest seeded corn can produce such pain as to make walking very difficult.  Corns are grouped into four types – hard, soft or interdigital, seeded, and Lister’s.  Each presents differently, […]

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Toenails: Engineering Marvels

Toenails, nature’s great protectors, are designed to protect the skin of our toes from injury, provide stability for the toes, and increase the sensitivity of the toe by producing counter-pressure against the pad of toes when encountering objects such as flooring, pebbles, etc.. Toenails, really, are quite amazing.  Beyond being a nice place to put polish, […]

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Diabetes and Feet – The 411

Whenever someone with diabetes comes for foot care for the first time, they’re nervous and unsure.  Often they’re thinking about pictures they’ve seen and stories they’ve heard of people with diabetes having foot and leg amputations. Of course, this can be very frightening. Fortunately, amputations aren’t a foregone conclusion when a person has diabetes – […]

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