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Tuesday, 20 February 2024 00:00

Good foot health is integral to overall well-being. Podiatrists play a vital role in maintaining both foot and general health. These doctors diagnose and treat various foot conditions, such as bunions, plantar fasciitis, and ingrown toenails, preventing further complications. Podiatrists also address systemic issues like diabetes and arthritis, which often manifest in the feet. By providing custom orthotics, they improve biomechanical alignment, reducing pain and enhancing mobility. Regular foot examinations by a podiatrist can detect early signs of systemic diseases, facilitating timely intervention. Additionally, podiatrists offer education on foot care practices and footwear selection, promoting preventive measures for optimal foot health. If you have problems or concerns about your foot health, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for a consultation and any treatment that is deemed necessary.

Everyday foot care is very important to prevent infection and other foot ailments. If you need your feet checked, contact one of our podiatrists from Grand Blanc Family Footcare. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Everyday Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. Without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks.

It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before. For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops. Wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent Athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Grand Blanc, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 13 February 2024 00:00

Working in construction or outdoor settings demands footwear that prioritizes safety, durability, and comfort. Choose work boots specifically designed for these environments, featuring steel toe caps to protect against heavy objects and impact. Look for boots with sturdy outsoles that offer traction on uneven terrain, reducing the risk of slips and falls. Waterproof or water-resistant materials are essential to keep feet dry and comfortable, especially when working in wet or muddy conditions. Additionally, choose boots with ample ankle support to prevent strains and injuries while navigating uneven ground or climbing ladders. Breathable linings and moisture-wicking properties help regulate temperature and reduce sweat buildup, enhancing overall comfort during long hours of work. Consider factors such as insulation for cold weather conditions or ventilation for hot climates to ensure year-round suitability. Investing in high-quality, well-fitted work boots is not only critical for safety but also for maintaining productivity and minimizing the risk of foot-related injuries in demanding work environments. If you have questions about what type of shoes to wear during your workday, it is suggested that you confer with a podiatrist who can guide you toward making the correct choices.

While working on the feet, it is important to take the proper care of them. For more information about working on your feet, contact one of our podiatrists from Grand Blanc Family Footcare. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

Working on Your Feet

Standing on your feet for long periods of time can cause stress and pain in your feet. Your whole body may experience change in terms of posture, back pain, bunions, callouses and or plantar warts. There are ways to avoid these conditions with proper foot care, smart choices and correct posture.

Positive Changes

Negative heeled shoe – Choosing this shoe type places the heel slightly lower than the ball of the foot. These are great for overall foot health. Find shoes that fit you correctly.

Go barefoot – Our feet were not designed to be enclosed for all hours of the day. Try to periodically expose your feet to air.

Eliminate Pain

Foot Exercises – Performing simple exercises, incorporating yoga and doing stretches are beneficial. This will allow increased blood flow to the area and muscles of the foot.

Achilles tendon – Stretching the foot out flat on the floor will relax the calf muscles and tendon. These exercises can be performed almost anywhere. Make sure you add these exercises to your daily regimen. 

With a little bit of this information and knowing more about foot health, you will notice changes. Foot stretches and proper footwear will help with pain and prevent further issues.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Grand Blanc, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 06 February 2024 00:00

Determining whether to pop a blister is essential, considering the type of blister you have. Blisters, characterized by raised bubbles filled with clear liquid, blood, or pus, can be uncomfortable, especially in high-use areas of the body like the feet. The decision to pop a blister depends on its type, and it is never recommended to do so on your own. Friction blisters, often caused by pressure or rubbing, typically heal on their own when the source of friction is removed. However, if you cannot protect the blister from further irritation, a podiatrist safely popping it may be necessary to prevent infection. Blood blisters, which contain a mix of blood and clear fluid, follow a similar healing course as friction blisters and can be treated similarly. If you have a painful foot blister or if it becomes infected and it seems to require popping, it is strongly suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist to determine what the best course of action is for you.

Blisters are prone to making everyday activities extremely uncomfortable. If your feet are hurting, contact one of our podiatrists of Grand Blanc Family Footcare. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Foot Blisters

Foot blisters develop as a result of constantly wearing tight or ill-fitting footwear. This happens due to the constant rubbing from the shoe, which can often lead to pain.

What Are Foot Blisters?

A foot blister is a small fluid-filled pocket that forms on the upper-most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid and can lead to blood drainage or pus if the area becomes infected.

How Do Blisters Form?

Blisters on the feet are often the result of constant friction of skin and material, usually by shoe rubbing. Walking in sandals, boots, or shoes that don’t fit properly for long periods of time can result in a blister. Having consistent foot moisture and humidity can easily lead to blister formation.

Prevention & Treatment

It is important to properly care for the affected area in order to prevent infection and ease the pain. Do not lance the blister and use a Band-Aid to provide pain relief. Also, be sure to keep your feet dry and wear proper fitting shoes. If you see blood or pus in a blister, seek assistance from a podiatrist.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Grand Blanc, MI . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Friday, 02 February 2024 00:00

If you are suffering from tenderness, pain, or stiffness in the joints of your feet or ankles, call us to schedule an appointment.

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