How the Heat Affects Your Feet
Summer heat can be brutal and we’ve been experiencing extremely high temperatures so far this year in the Kansas City area. Prolonged periods of abnormally hot weather can cause foot, ankle, and lower leg problems. When temperatures soar into the high 90s and above, many people experience water retention, also known as heat-related edema. While this water retention occurs all over the body, gravity makes the swelling more obvious in the feet, ankles, and lower legs.
Common occupational foot hazards
When most people think of occupational hazards, they think of falling objects, slippery floors, and heavy equipment. Did you know some of the safest-looking jobs can be hazardous for your feet and legs? Today we’ll examine a few of the occupations that put your feet at risk of injury.
Foot Pain That Won’t Go Away? You Could Have a Neuroma!
Sick of that nagging, annoying pain in your foot? It could be a neuroma! Certain foot issues, including neuromas, can not only cause extreme discomfort, they can eventually lead to permanent damage if left untreated. Luckily, the experts at Kansas City Foot Specialists are breaking down all you need to know about this common foot problem so you can identify the issue and get the treatment you need.
Keeping your feet healthy this summer
Summer is upon us, signaling plenty of time to enjoy fun activities outside. Summer is also a time to free our feet from closed-toe shoes and the monotony of being indoors all the time. However, summer brings with it plenty of foot hazards.
Oh, baby: foot care during your pregnancy
An upcoming addition to the family is the most exciting time, but also one that means a lot of changes for the new mom — both emotionally and physically.
During pregnancy, a woman's body undergoes changes that often lead to pain in the feet and lower extremities. Weight changes alter the center of gravity and place increased strain on the feet. Swelling during the third trimester can also cause serious foot pain and difficulty walking. Hormonal changes can cause ligament laxity, which can put additional pressure on the feet and lower legs. Many pregnant women suffer from extreme foot and lower body pain, particularly during the later stages of pregnancy.
The Top Benefits of Choosing a Podiatrist with A Licensed, On-Site Surgery Center
Nobody likes the idea of surgery, but the experts at Kansas City Foot Specialists are dedicated to getting you on your feet again with the most convenient surgery experience and the only on-site surgery center in Kansas City. Continue reading to find out some of the many benefits of our on-site surgery center and why more patients are choosing us for all their footcare needs.
Tips for healthy feet in the fall season
As the summer dwindles down and the cooler weather rears its head, having healthy feet should be your top priority. The fall months are an excellent time to get back on your feet after a summer full of relaxation.
Which socks are right for your feet?
Choosing the right socks is crucial for maintaining good foot health. Whether you’re running, hiking, or relaxing at home, there are socks made for the occasion. Personal preference plays a large role in choosing adequate socks. Some individuals have sensitive skin, sweaty feet, or need socks that match their outfit.