Montgomery Foot Care Specialists has been closely monitoring information and recommendations from the CDC and Alabama Department of Health about the COVID-19, Coronavirus. We have put extra protocols in place to reduce risk to our patients and medical staff members.
Eliminate Crumbling, Yellowed Toenails with Laser Therapy
If you’ve got fungal toenails, you might be a candidate for laser treatment. At Montgomery Foot Care Specialists, we offer FDA-approved Q-Clear laser to eliminate a fungus that causes your toenails to thicken, crumble, and become discolored.
Are Tight Shoes Causing Your Toe Pain?
Your toes can become damaged through injury, accident, biomechanical imbalances, and overuse. However, if we had to pick the most common cause of toe pain in our Montgomery County patients, we’d have to say it was ill-fitting shoes.
The Food-Foot Connection
March is National Nutrition Month, which is a great time to reflect upon the food-foot connection. Good nutrition is a gift to your feet. They repay that gift with strong bones, healthy tissues, unrestricted blood flow, and hydrated skin. Here are some ways to eat right, recommended by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Diabetes and Your Feet
Your feet are at risk. When high blood sugar damages nerves, you can lose feeling in your feet. When circulation is compromised, blood doesn’t easily travel to your feet. Healing a wound on the diabetic foot can be very difficult.
Foot Care Strategies for the Elderly
Senior citizens need to take special care of their feet. One of the main reasons is to prevent falling. Healthy feet provide a strong base of support, whereas feet that ache because of conditions such as bunions, hammertoes, fat pad atrophy, or joint pain make a person much less stable.
Is Running Bad for Your Feet?
It would be difficult for our expert podiatrists to say unequivocally that running is bad for your feet. Is it hard on your feet? Yes, of course. Running is only “bad” if you’re not careful to protect all of the parts that make up your two fantastic feet.
Identifying and Preventing Foot Ulcers
Ulcers of the lower legs are the #1 reason why people with diabetes land in the hospital. Ulcers, or deep non-healing wounds – are common among our diabetic patients here at Montgomery Foot Care Specialists.
What is Tendonitis?
Tendonitis is an injury to the soft tissues (tendons) that connect muscles to bones. Pain and swelling come as a result of too much activity and too much stress on one area of the foot.
Simultaneously Improve Heart and Foot Health
February is American Heart Month – a time when the American Heart Association encourages us all to focus on improving our heart health. One of the best ways to keep our hearts pumping well is to get regular exercise.