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THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Some strains of Staph bacteria may slow the healing of diabetic foot ulcers, while other types of bacteria may promote healing, according to a new study.

The results suggest that monitoring the bacterial populations (microbiomes) of diabetic foot ulcers may help doctors decide the best way to treat them.

Up to one-quarter of diabe...

TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Are your feet something you think about only when they hurt? Simple steps can protect them from common problems, some of which are hard to get rid of.

The first step is to wear shoes, such as water slip-ons, in moist environments like indoor swimming pools and communal showers at the gym. Damp areas allow bacteria and viruses to thrive, and ...

TUESDAY, July 3, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- A New York City woman who got a trendy "fish pedicure" may have lost a little more than the dead skin on her feet -- she may have lost her toenails, too.

So finds a case report published July 3 in the journal JAMA Dermatology. A dermatologist who treated the woman says the tiny "doctor fish" (Garra rufa) that feasted on the 20-so...

FRIDAY, March 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Piling on pounds is bad for your health from head to toe.

So say Korean researchers, who report that unhealthy weight gain ups a person's odds for disfiguring toenail fungal infections.

In fact, people who are statistically obese have more than double the rate of the infection, known as onychomycosis, compared to slim people, the st...

TUESDAY, March 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- For people with chronic heel pain, costly "custom" shoe inserts are probably a waste of money, a new research review suggests.

Researchers found that pricey devices were generally no better than inexpensive store-bought inserts -- or any other "conservative" treatment -- when it came to managing plantar fasciitis.

Plantar fasciitis...

MONDAY, Nov. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Having diabetes means keeping track of what you eat, how much you exercise, your blood sugar levels and even the condition of your feet.

When it comes to diabetes-related foot health, the goal is to prevent and treat foot ulcers that can lead to gangrene and amputation, one surgeon explained.

"Around 80 percent of diabetes-related lo...

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If you think you have nail fungus, you might be tempted to hide your problem with nail polish or self-treat with over-the-counter antifungal products. But you should visit a doctor instead, a dermatologist suggests.

"Nail fungus can be an embarrassing problem, but you shouldn't be embarrassed to discuss it with a board-certified dermatologis...

FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two particular types of nerve damage -- neuropathy -- have been increasing as more and more people develop diabetes in the United States, an expert says.

Autonomic and small fiber neuropathy were once rare conditions. Both occur when small blood vessels supplying the nerves are damaged by diabetes because they don't get enough oxygen and nutri...

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A small cut on a toe once sent Stella Anderson* to the emergency room. Most people would have just slapped a band-aid on the "injury" and forgotten about it. But most people don't have diabetes. Unlike people with normal blood sugar, diabetics need to examine their feet daily for the slightest injury. Since diabetes can cause neuropathy -- nerve death or damage -- a small cut could go undetected a...

If my child has an ingrown toenail, how do I recognize it? You'll usually notice a toenail that's pressing or growing into the skin. Big toes are most likely to develop ingrown toenails, but the problem can show up on any toe. A typical early sign is redness or swelling in the skin at the edge of a nail; the nail may also be digging into your child's toe rather than growing straight. This ingrown...

How can seniors take care of their feet? Foot problems are especially common in older people, for a variety of reasons. Feet lose cushioning as they age, and the skin and nails can grow dry and brittle. Many seniors have poor circulation, and this can slow the healing of foot sores. Finding comfortable shoes that fit is the best thing you can do for your feet. It's especially important to avoid t...

What type of running shoes should I wear? Whether you're jogging at the gym or sprinting after a tennis ball, running puts tremendous stress on your feet. Finding a pair of good-fitting shoes that provide adequate support is the best thing you can do to protect them. If you're a serious runner who puts in at least several miles each week, you should definitely do your shoe shopping at a specialty ...

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