With the exception of injury, you can try home treatment when the reason for foot swelling seems clear. These include walking around to get your circulation going, resting with your legs propped up higher than your heart, and limiting your intake of salt (which encourages water retention).
Happy New Year to our friends, families, patients, and future patients! At Montgomery Foot Care Specialists, we want you to be aware of some very specific situations that warrant a visit to the podiatrist.
When was the last time you made a New Year’s resolution about your feet? Never? Well, our expert podiatrists would be ecstatic if “foot care” resolutions became as common as taking out gym memberships and stocking up on fresh vegetables!
Teachers, nurses, and cashiers could tell you all about their aching feet. So could hairdressers, pastry chefs, and mail carriers. These are people who spend a lot of time standing up on the job. If you spend the bulk of your day vertical as these folks do, it’s normal for your feet to feel tired. […]
Smokers have known about the dangers of cigarettes since the 1960s. That’s when Congress put an official warning on cigarette packages that smoking involves very real health risks. Little kids from coast to coast have been taught this in school for decades. We’ve all seen the side-by-side lung samples – one fresh, pink, and healthy; […]
If you’re planning a last hurrah summer vacation or a fall getaway, Dr. Chanda L. Day Houts and Dr. Heidi M. Christie encourage you to start thinking about how your feet will feel about it. Hopefully, your vacation will be a time to relax and recharge. But whether you travel to your destination by plane, […]
If you like great food and drink, then August is a great month to be in Montgomery, Alabama. For 10 days, from August 10-19, you and all of us here at Montgomery Foot Care Specialists have the opportunity to explore some new tastes and nab some great deals at restaurants and cafés all across the […]
Do people learn from history? Or are we doomed to repeat it, as the pundits say? At Montgomery Foot Care Specialists, we like to think that humans are always striving to improve themselves – changing their behavior in order to avoid the unpleasantness, difficulty, or danger of the past. Unfortunately, learning from mistakes – either […]
We’ve heard the question tossed around a lot – “Are podiatrists M.D.s?” The answer is yes! Some people are under the impression that a foot doctor hasn’t been to medical school, but this is completely false. Podiatrists like Dr. Heidi M. Christie and Dr. Chanda L. Day-Houts are fully-qualified medical doctors who are specifically trained […]
People say that men don’t go to the doctor as readily as women do. Is this perception fact or fiction? Do men truly avoid going to the doctor? Well, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control published a study that concluded that “Women are 100% more likely than men to seek preventative health care.” Wow – […]