Peripheral neuropathy of the feet

Peripheral neuropathy feet

It starts with tingling in the toes, and slowly develops into tingling, numbness, or pain in the ball of the foot, then progresses to the arches, and the foot in its entirety -- this condition is known as peripheral neuropathy. Peripheral neuropathy is a common condition, particularly for diabetics or heavy drinkers, and is not reversible. However, with proper management, the progress of peripheral neuropathy may be slowed. The symptoms generally begin slowly with burning, numbness, tingling, or shooting or stabbing pain in the toes. Without treatment, the feet will eventually become completely numb. If you believe you may have peripheral neuropathy, it is important to seek treatment right away.

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Common foot ailments among dancers

dancing foot ailments

Many dancers suffer from overuse or traumatic foot and ankle injuries, rivaling those of other athletes. Dancers suffer far more lower leg, foot, and ankle injuries than any other type of injury, half of which are from overuse, and occur seasonally as rehearsals and performances increase in frequency. Because a dancer’s career is typically short, ending in the mid- to late-20s, it is important to take dance-related injuries seriously.

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The problem with high heels

the problem with high heels

For many women, wearing high heeled shoes means looking fashionable and having sexy, attractive calves, but what are they doing to your feet? High heels put excess strain on the muscles and tendons of the calves, ankles, and feet. Today we present you with the most common high heels-related injuries and tips on how to avoid them.

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Skateboarding and the feet

While skateboarding injuries may occur on any part of the body, today we will address injuries of the feet and ankles, as well as treatment options and tips on avoiding injuries. Foot and ankle skateboarding injuries may range from minor to serious. Minor injuries, however, may become serious if not treated early enough. As soon as you notice pain or injury, consult the podiatrists at Kansas City Foot Specialists. Attempting to skate through the injury may cause it to become worse.

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Your child’s growing feet

childs growing feet

Previously we discussed shoes for babies and toddlers. Today we will cover tips for growing feet once the toddler years have passed. With so many styles of shoes available and with feet that grow fast, it can be hard to know just what is appropriate for your child’s footwear. Between 75 and 80 percent of all adults have foot problems, and many of these problems are related to improperly fitting shoes.

After your child begins wearing shoes, be sure to have his or her feet measured regularly. Children’s feet grow fast, and it can be appropriate to measure their feet as frequently as every six to eight weeks, especially in the first few years of life. More and more frequently, foot disorders previously seen in adults are beginning to show up in children, primarily due to poorly fitting shoes.

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