common causes of swollen feet
Vein Treatments, Pittsburgh
When considering taking care of your painful swollen legs, place them in the care of a full service vein center that has board certified surgeons that specialize in a wide range of treatments. This helps ensure that you get the personal treatment plan that best fits your needs.
This month, Beaver Valley Foot Clinic’s Dr. Christina Teimouri shares her insight and expert advice on the variations of a sprain, how to treat them and how to prevent them from happening again.
Restless Leg Syndrome Treatment Symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome Patients with Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) experience uncomfortable sensations in their legs, especially at night. Patient reports vary, and can include “itchy,” “creepy-crawly,” or “pins and needles” feelings. These symptoms are accompanied by a strong, nearly irresistible urge to move the legs. This understandably makes it […]
Diagnosis of Heel Pain
Achilles Tendonitis can often be diagnosed in a podiatry office with a thorough clinical exam. If it is hard to tell by inspection, then ultrasound or MRI can be useful.
(From the Living Body Beautiful Magazine – Volume 7)
Diabetic and Non-Diabetic Neuropathy
The most common complication of diabetes is neuropathy. Unfortunately, even with your blood sugar in good control, neuropathy may occur. In fact, over time, this will occur in up to 50% of diabetics. Once diabetic neuropathy occurs, it almost always gets worse. Neuropathy is the leading cause of the ulcerations and infections that occur in the feet, and with advanced cases, amputation.
Did you that in 2019, 9% of the worlds population suffered from diabetes and neuropathy? While 1 million people suffers from chronic diseases like shingles every year. These three health problems are really dangerous to life and limb and they become even more encroaching into our lives when they start causing us pain. Problems like […]
Treatment of scars on the leg with Laser Scar Therapy
If you’ve had procedures that have left you with scars on your foot or leg, there are treatments to help lessen them available.
There are a couple great alternative depending on your insurance coverage and how much you desire of great cosmetic results.
If you have heel pain, you’ll need a foot doctor to help you treat the problem so you can get on with the good parts of life. The first step of treatment is to determine what’s wrong. Your foot doctor will ask questions about your pain such as when it started and when it happens most often. They will also do an examination to determine the cause and the appropriate treatment. This may include comparing one foot or leg to the other and manipulating your feet, ankles, and legs to determine where and how the pain originates.
Taking care of your feet is essential to a healthy lifestyle, and in no sport is it more important than for runners. Whether you are training to run a marathon or just trying to stay fit, there are several ways you can keep your feet healthy for your next run.
What’s New for Foot Fungus?
Nail fungus, or Onychomycosis, is a common infection of the nail and is not only embarrassing, but very painful and easily spread from toenail to toenail, toenail to fingernail and is highly contagious.
There are various factors that put you and others at risk of contracting the infection:
Varicose Veins Could Prove Fatal to Seniors!
Varicose veins are a huge nuisance for any adult. Not only are the affected veins unsightly, they could also lead to symptoms like itching, pain and fatigue that can hinder your quality of life. On top of that, varicose veins could lead to conditions that are more difficult to cure.
Varicose Veins of the Leg- Best Treatment Options!
The newest treatment of vaicose veins in the leg is…Glue!
Yes- you literally glue the vein shut.
- No heat
- No anesthesia
In another month childrens sports will be gearing up for another big year. Soccer is in full force. Kids 10-13 especially, since they are growing the most rapidly are prone to heel pain from over use at a higher rate than others..
Heel pain is common among all ages, including kids.
Tips for the Fall
The care your feet require changes as the seasons do (especially when you are walking through the weather of Pittsburgh). How you care for your feet and deal with foot care treatments in the summer, for instance, is different than how you would care for your feet in the fall. When you start trading in your summer sandals for boots, you should also change your Pittsburgh foot care habits too.
(as seen in Living Body Beautiful Magazine volume 7)
“I’m very clean…how did I get these disgusting nails?” is a question that I hear everyday. Fungal infections of the nails are not related to personal hygiene. Every person in the world has fungus living happily on their skin, which usually doesn’t cause a problem. So, no, ladies, sorry—this time you can’t blame your husband for contaminating the bed or the shower and giving you those thick, ugly nails.
Toe numbness or a tingling and burning sensation in your toes may be the result of a condition that affects the nerves and/or blood vessels of the foot. This could be the sign of a larger problem like nerve damage, diabetes or even a stroke. Pittsburgh Podiatrist, Dr. Christina Teimouri, DPM shares her thoughts on the tingling sensation many people cope with every day.
Try Walking Off Your Plantar Fasciitis by Sally Key (personal experience with plantar fasciitis)
It might sound counter intuitive, but walking can actually be the best possible treatment for plantar fasciitis. If you are like me in the past, you might be wondering what is plantar fasciitis. To be honest, I think many of us know what it is but do not know what it is called. Throughout my life I’ve been an active walker and a keen hiker – much preferring to walk across town than drive a car or heaven forbid, take the bus.