Preventable Foot Problems: Putting Your Best Feet Forward
January 29, 2017
Many of the problems that we have with our feet that can put us out of commission are entirely preventable with the right attention and care. But once a small problem arises, left untreated, it can turn into a really big problem. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, UT Health Northeast podiatry expert Dr. David Andreone answers questions about preventing and dealing with problems with our feet.
- Please explain the medical specialty called podiatry.
- What are some of the most common foot problems that you see in your practice?
- Explain ingrown toenails. What causes them and how can they be prevented?
- What are the differences between corns, calluses and bunions? What causes each?
- What is the role of one's shoes in causing these problems? How do we know which shoes are good for our feet?
- What are the long-term implications of wearing high heels?
- Discuss athlete's foot. How do we get it, how do we prevent it and is it something that we can treat ourselves?
- Other foot issues can include heel spurs and claw and mallet toes. What causes these? Are shoes the culprit?
- What are your top recommendations for keeping our feet healthy?