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Your Podiatrist NEEDS You to Quit Smoking!!! Although smoking's ill effects on the lungs and heart are well known, it can be equally harmful to the foot. The tissues of our body require oxygen to function, remain healthy, and heal from injury. Chemicals found in cigarette smoke causes changes to the way blood carries oxygen. Hemoglobin, a molecule that carries oxygen throughout the...
Smoking and Plantar Callus Formation  We are well aware that calluses on the bottom surface of the foot, which are also termed plantar calluses, can become painfully thickened areas of hard skin. This increased pressure on the sole of the foot can sometimes lead to burning pain, especially at the ball of the foot. On a more dangerous scale, these calluses...

Posted by on in Common Foot Disorders
Is it Really a Wart? A good portion of the patients who come to me complaining of warts don't actually have them. A very common type of callus looks very similar to a wart, and often times it takes a podiatrist to tell you which one you have after trimming away some of the overlying tissue.  Warts are caused by a...

Posted by on in Diabetic foot care
If you have diabetes already . . . Wash feet daily. Using mild soap and lukewarm water, wash your feet in the mornings or before bed each evening. dry carefully with a soft towel, especially between the toes, and dust your feet with talcum powder to wick away moisture. if the skin is dry, use a...

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