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How To Easily Identify Malignant Melanomas What is Melanoma? Melanoma is cancer of the cells that give rise to the color of skin. The number of cases of melanoma is increasing faster than any other cancer. Melanoma is commonly seen between the ages of 30 to 60. It is found primarily on sun-exposed areas of fair skinned individuals.  The back is the...

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Skin Cancer of the Foot and Ankle During hot and sunny summers like the ones we have, we always make sure to protect our body against the dangerous UV rays known to be cancer-causing. Unfortunately, we often forget to protect the feet with shoes or a good sunscreen, increasing our risk of skin cancer of the foot and ankle. The three most common...
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...

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Suffering from Athletes Foot?     Athletes foot is a common problem caused by a fungus infection of the skin. The name tends to be a source of confusion, it's not just athletes and weekend warriors who get athletes foot. The foot is at high risk for fungus infections; wearing socks and shoes tends to create a dark, moist, warm environment...

Posted by on in Diabetic foot care
Soaking vs. Lotion for your FEET!  I like to ask my diabetic patients an open-ended question when I see them for check-ups or nail care visits: "As a diabetic, what do you do to care for your feet?" One of the answers I get most often is, "I soak them."  Unfortunately, this is the wrong answer! It's a common misconception, and...
A cautionary tale for diabetics and the care of their feet.
Have you noticed lumps on the bottom of your feet? Are they becoming larger and more painful over time especially when you walk or run? If you are experiencing these symptoms you are probably suffering from a good old case of plantar fibromatosis. Plantar fibromatosis is a disorder of unknown etiology. It is a benign reactive...

Posted by on in Sports and injuries
I know you've seen it on TV. The self proclaimed cure for all of your foot callous needs. The PedEgg has advised itself as the ground breaking foot file that will make your feet feel smooth and soft. It has precision micro files that are thought to remove all hyperkeratotic skin with ease, However, remember not...
Ingrown nails can be caused by incorrect nail cutting or an inherited trait that causes the nail to curve and grow into the skin. Not only is it painful, but it can also result in infection. Unfortunately, the most common treatments for ingrown nails do not correct the shape of the nail and the problem nearly...

Posted by on in Sports and injuries
Proper foot and nail care are vital in getting your feet healthy for the summer. When cutting your toe nails, cut straight across to avoid in-grown toe nails. Do not cut in the corners.For dryness around the heel, after your shower or foot soak, use a pumice stone or foot file. Make sure your tools are...

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