Neuropathy is a condition that involves damage to the peripheral nerves, the nerves in your hands and feet. Symptoms include muscle cramping, difficulty walking, burning, tingling, numbness and pain in the legs or feet. In many cases, it’s caused by diabetes, but poor circulation can also cause … [Read more...] about Diagnosing the Difference Between Neuropathy and Poor Circulation
One in 40 people over the age of 50 may find themselves limiting their activity because of a condition affecting their big toe. Hallux rigidus is a degenerative disease of the big toe joint and the most common form of arthritis in the foot. As it progresses, joint pain increases and motion … [Read more...] about Big Toe Pain is a Big Deal
There are approximately 150,000 leg amputations every year in the U.S. that are not related to an accident. That number is staggering. However, awareness that it could happen to anyone, and being aware of the causes, can potentially save a limb. Poor circulation plays a role in more than half of … [Read more...] about Limb Loss Awareness Month Can Save Lives
"Your body is talking to you all the time. The thing is, we don’t always listen,” said Dr. Diana Perry of CiC Foot & Ankle. Knowing when to pay attention can make a difference in your day-to-day lifestyle. “Don’t blame getting older as a reason to live with leg cramps, tingling, pain or loss of … [Read more...] about Feet Have A Lot to Say
PAD is often called the silent killer because you may have it and not even know,” said Dr. Joel Rainwater, chief medical officer of Comprehensive Integrated Care (CiC) in Flagstaff. The reason it is sometimes missed is because people dismiss the symptoms of this dangerous disease as just a sign of … [Read more...] about PAD: The Silent Killer
At first, it seems like you may have just overdone: stood too long, worked too hard, sat incorrectly, worn those shoes you should have never purchased. Surely the pain is just episodic, it only happens “when…,” soon forgotten… until it happens again. Workdays tend to feel longer; sleep tends to be … [Read more...] about Do you have PAD?