Foot care is very important for all people, but even more so if you have: diabetes, pain or loss of feeling in your feet (numbness, tingling) changes in the shape of your feet or toes, sores, cuts, or ulcers on your feet that do not heal.
Podiatry or podiatric medicine is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower extremity.
The term podiatry came into use in the early 20th century in the United States and is now used worldwide, including countries such as the United Kingdom and Australia.
US trained podiatrists rotate through major areas of medicine during residency, including emergency medicine, orthopedic surgery, general surgery, anesthesia, radiology, pathology, infectious disease, endocrinology, sports medicine, physical therapy, biomechanics, geriatrics, internal medicine, critical care, cardiology, vascular surgery, psychiatric and behavioral health, neurology, pediatrics, dermatology, pain management, wound care and primary care.
Diabetics need to be especially careful not to develop injuries on their feet. Here are 12 Foot Care Tips for Diabetics.
Pamper yourself with a day at the spa–at home! Rebecca Kolls says that these three simple spa treatment recipes, using things from your own kitchen, will make you feel like a queen.
Learn how to give your feet a well- deserved, pampering, relaxing spa treatment. Also get ready for those sexy summer sandals!