What to do About Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Diabetic foot ulcers are not at all comfortable. These un-healing pressure sores are caused from poor circulation in the lower limbs. Most commonly associated with diabetes, these sores are a quite painful symptom. It is imperative to see one of our professionals at the Beaver Valley Foot Clinic as soon as possible at the earliest sign of foot and lower limb ulcers. When left untreated, these sores can worsen and in severe cases lead to amputation. This makes knowing what to do about foot ulcers at the earliest signs important for all sufferers.

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Diabetic Foot Ulcers FAQ’s

What are Diabetic Foot Ulcers?

Diabetic foot ulcers are uncomfortable irritants that can become so severe that mild walking becomes unbearable. These open sores, or wounds, appear in nearly 15% of diabetic patients, most commonly occur on feet and lower legs. The Beaver Valley Foot clinic is here to help with gentle, fast relief of all kinds of foot pain! Don’t wait any longer to relieve discomforts and heal the source of diabetic foot ulcers.

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Safe Wart Removal Treatment

Wart Removal

There are various wart types and associated treatments. The type of treatment you should proceed with, in order to safely remove warts, will greatly depend on the type that has appeared, and its severity. Luckily for you, the Beaver Valley Foot Clinic is here to help alleviate all of your wart issues and foot discomforts. We offer several different wart removal treatments, for optimal success and comfort.

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Wart Treatment Options

What are Warts

If warts make an appearance in your life, there is no need to panic. Thought warts can be unsightly, painful or excessive, nowadays it is quite simple and painless to remove warts once they sprout. Yet, as important as it is to have warts treated right away, it is even more important to prevent their presence completely. At our Beaver Valley Foot Clinic locations near Pittsburgh, we help our patients remove and prevent warts from interfering with their daily lives.

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Advanced Technology, Dedication and Dr. Teimouri

Advanced technology for Optimal Convenience

Podiatric care at the Beaver Valley Foot Clinic has much surpassed the standards of foot treatment and attention. Not only do our services provide the best results from the most advanced technology, our skilled and experienced staff of Dr. Teimouri is also understanding and compassionate for every patient in need. And with so many different services available, from diabetic foot care and laser toe nail fungus removal, to x-rays and varicose vein treatments, you are sure to find good foot health at the Beaver Valley Foot Clinic.

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Before Going to the Podiatrist

What You Need to Know

As much as we use our feet they are commonly one of the most neglected body parts. This is especially true here in Pittsburgh, since the climate often forces feet to be covered in some form of footwear for most of the year. This means that when it is time to go to the podiatrist, you may feel that your feet are unprepared for full attention and focus from professional foot doctors. But this is only one of several myths associated with taking a visit to your local foot doctor specialist in Pittsburgh. With this in mind, here are a few things that you should do, and a few things you shouldn’t worry about before taking a trip to the podiatrist.

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Treating Summer Foot Fungus

Foot Fungus Treatments

Summer heat can be uncomfortable, but adding the issue of dealing with foot fungus will make the season seem unbearable. Foot fungus, also known as athlete’s foot, is an infection of the skin on feet, and includes uncomfortable symptoms such as itchy, burning or blistering feet. Foot fungus is contracted when microscopic fungi begin living within dead skin tissue. The build-up of these microscopic bacteria can be caused from various sources, such as a lack of foot washing or excess sweat absorbed through socks within sneakers. Although foot fungus is no fun to deal with, there are ways to relieve and treat its associated discomforts.

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Orthotics for Foot Comfort

The Comfort in Orthotics

Orthoses are a simple way to help correct, relieve and prevent foot discomforts. These shoe inserts are customizable and yield several benefits when used properly. The use of orthotics can help to not only control foot pain; orthotics can also help to prevent foot pain in the future. No matter what the issue of your feet may be, custom orthotics from us at the Beaver Valley Foot Clinic can help in several ways, including pain control.

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Is There a Cure for Toenail Fungus?

(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.

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Help For Painful, Numb & Tingling Feet

(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.

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What is ESWT?

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is an emerging treatment for chronic plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an irritation to the tissue forming the arch of your foot. It causes sometimes severe pain in the arch and heel of your foot. In general, treatments for this condition can be simple, but sometimes, more aggressive forms of treatment are necessary to relieve symptoms. Surgery can be a last resort for people who have not responded to other treatments for plantar fasciitis, but this surgery doesn’t always have a high success rate and can have potentially complicating side effects.

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About Laser Toenail Fungus Removal

Toenail Fungus Removal

Toenail fungus can be very embarrassing. Fortunately, there is laser treatment available for this condition. Laser treatments for toenail fungus removal were first approved by the Food and Drug Administration back in 2010. Health care professionals at Beaver Valley Foot Clinic can use several types of lasers to remove the toenail fungus. Laser treatments are popular for toenail fungus removal because they destroy and heat the harmful fungi, but they keep the healthy tissue intact…

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Feeling a Pebble in Your Shoe?

What is That Feeling

If you are feeling as if there is a pebble in your shoe, there may not literally be a rock in there, but there is real reason for the pain. Often when patients describe the feeling of foot pain, as if from a pebble within their shoes, or discomfort caused by wrinkled up socks, they are actually suffering from pain due to the presence of neuromas or fibromas. Yet, there is no reason to put up with the pain–all you have to do is visit our doctors at the Beaver Valley Foot Clinic!

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