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4 Tips for Diabetic Foot Care

4 Tips for Diabetic Foot Care

Living with diabetes means making changes and adjustments to your everyday lifestyle. From the foods you eat to the daily routine you follow, it’s essential to consider how every aspect of your life affects your condition and its related symptoms. This includes taking...

Why is Diabetic Foot Care so Important?

Why is Diabetic Foot Care so Important?

What is something that you associate most with diabetes? If you’re like most, you might think of blood sugar, severe hypoglycemia, and regular insulin delivery. But while diabetes is associated with all of the above, few may realize just how much diabetes can affect...

How Serious is My Ankle Sprain?

How Serious is My Ankle Sprain?

Ankle sprains are very common injuries – so common that sometimes it feels as if their potential severity can be overlooked. While it is true that many mild ankle sprains can recover well through care at home, that does not mean all of them can. There are severe...

Good Diabetic Wound Care Also Means Wound Prevention

Good Diabetic Wound Care Also Means Wound Prevention

A diabetic wound or ulcer is never something to treat flippantly. Without the proper treatment, such an injury can easily become much worse than it already is.  Not only might an untreated wound widen or deepen, but the risk of infection is also significant. With...

How do I know if I need surgery?

How do I know if I need surgery?

You might not know what you’ve done to your ankle yet, but you know it wasn’t good. Pain? Swelling? Bruising? Difficulty flexing or bearing weight? None of it is good. Ankle injuries commonly fall into a few categories, but all of them have the same best...

Finding the Ankle Treatment You Need in Kansas City

Finding the Ankle Treatment You Need in Kansas City

We may never fully appreciate just how much our ankles do until something causes them pain. An ankle sprain, a fracture, or other injuries can make for a very challenging time. And while some cases can be mild enough to treat at home, you don’t want to underestimate...

Can Flip Flops and Bare Feet Cause Heel Pain?

Can Flip Flops and Bare Feet Cause Heel Pain?

In Kansas City, we need a lot of room for shoes in our closets! That’s the reality of living in a place where hot summers, frigid winters, and massive temperature swings are pretty much the norm all year long. And summer and early fall are definitely sandal time for a...

Foot Care Tips During Pregnancy

Foot Care Tips During Pregnancy

Pregnancy—and, of course, the parenthood that follows—will change your life in a million ways. This is true whether you’re anticipating your first child or you’ve already had several! Some of those changes are big, some are small, and many are things you never would...

How Long Does It Take to Recover After Bunion Surgery?

How Long Does It Take to Recover After Bunion Surgery?

Out of all the things that are involved or required with getting bunion surgery, the post-surgical recovery probably causes the most anxiety. When will I be able to walk again? How long will I be off work? When do things go completely back to normal? We won’t lie to...