Article Tagged ‘ Infection ’

Signs of Infections of the Foot: 101

Most skin infections may resolve on their own or can be treated through antibiotics, but if left untreated, some infections can ultimately lead to hospitalization, surgery or amputation. It is important to see a podiatrist when you’re experiencing any foot abnormality. They can diagnose the problem and determine the best mode of treatment. A foot […]

How Smoking Impacts Wound Healing

Smoking has long been targeted as a risk factor for many diseases and seen as detrimental to our health.  Diseases aside, smoking has also been shown to have a big impact on how wounds heal. In order for a wound to heal efficiently and effectively, it needs oxygen.  At the cellular level, oxygen is needed […]

OUCH! Is that an ingrown toenail?

Ingrown toenails are incurvated and grow into the skin, usually on the edges. This painful piercing of the nail irritates the skin, and cause redness, swelling, and warmth, all of these are signs of an infection. Bacteria may even enter the area further infecting it. There are a variety of causes for ingrown toenails, such as: Trauma or […]

Is Barefoot Running a Good Idea?

If you’re planning on going to the Classical Mystery Tour Beatles Tribute Concert, you may decide to pay homage to Abbey Road by not wearing any footwear. In fact, barefoot running is an old phenomenon that is making a comeback with many enthusiasts. This topic brings up controversy in many circles. Discussions center on whether […]

Ingrown toenail prevention

California is known for our never-ending summers, but an unsightly and painful ingrown toenail can put a damper Photo Credit: Amberle Van Den Broeke your plans. This common foot condition is easy to prevent and easy to treat, so you can stop wasting your time in pain and get back to the good things in […]