Neuropathy

Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a term that is often heard when discussing foot complications.  It seems that patients generally understand that neuropathy is a change in the nervous system often times in the foot but they have a terrible time describing how it feels.  “My feet tingle...
Viral Attacks – Warts and Your Feet

Viral Attacks – Warts and Your Feet

Just a quick note of explanation concerning wart infections of the feet.  There are many theories concerning how a wart survives on a foot that can often confuse our understanding of treatment.  I like to explain to my patients that a wart is a viral attack on the...
Gout

Gout

Gouty arthritis, or hyperuricemia is a common type of arthritis that occurs when uric acid builds up in blood and causes joint inflammation.  In my practice, the most common descriptors patients present with are a painful, hot, swollen and red joint in the foot.  The...
Gout

Diabetic Neuropathy

Diabetic neuropathy is a peripheral nerve disorder caused by diabetes or poor blood sugar control. The most common types of diabetic neuropathy result in problems with sensation in the feet. It can develop slowly after many years of diabetes or may occur early in the...
Charcot Foot

Charcot Foot

Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT) is one of the most common inherited neurological disorders, affecting approximately 1 in 2,500 people in the United States. The disease is named for the three physicians who first identified it in 1886 – Jean-Martin Charcot and...