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All About Feet Library

This is a library of every article written by a FAANT doctor or staff in the last few years. The collection is quite extensive and there are some overlapping articles, but basically this is everything you ever wanted to know about your feet and ankles! Throw in some running and triathlon advice mixed in with all about shoes and socks; and you have a FAANT lasagna of articles. Enjoy!

PS. If you want more content, send us an email and we will blog or write about it.

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  • Diabetes and Your Feet: Routine Foot Checks The diagnosis of diabetes can be a daunting one, but you rpodiatrist can help you to live a long, happy and healthy life. Learn what is a podiatric exam?
  • New Exercise Guidelines in Type 2 Diabetics The physicians at Foot and Ankle Associates of North Texas encourage our diabetics to exercise and can help you reach your goals with better shoe gear, functional foot orthotics and even physical therapy to get you on the road to better diabetes control! Do not use foot pain as an excuse not to exercise, contact us and get started today!
  • Dark Callus in a Diabetic Patient Leads to Amputation I was consulted on a diabetic patient in the hospital last week who was admitted because of a foot infection. They did not know how or why the foot infection came about, only that there was a dark callus on the bottom of their foot for at least a month. They didn’t think anything of it until the foot became red and swollen, then within 24 hours there was significant drainage from the callus, redness that streaked up the leg, fever and flu-like symptoms. They also noticed their sugars running very high.
  • Summer is Approaching...Diabetics Check Your Feet Summer time is almost here. The weather is becoming nicer and all I can think about is ditching my boots and closed toe shoes and putting on my sandals. Are my feet ready. Have I been taking care of them all winter long? Are they dry or possibly cracked?
  • Nutrition May Be Time Key to Limiting Complications from Diabetes Diabetic complications are becoming more well known. In fact, many people are advocating aggressive control of diabetes to control the diabetic complications. Some nutrition changes may further help limit these complications also.
  • So What Exactly is a Diabetic Ulcer and Why is it so Bad? Those with diabetes and their friends and family members have at one point and time heard the term "diabetic ulcer". And it is usually followed by "that’s why their foot was amputated". So what is a diabetic ulcer?
  • Save A Leg, Save A Life One of the many complications associated with diabetes is the presence of diabetic foot ulcers. These ulcers are open wounds that are slow to heal, and affect roughly fifteen percent of all diabetic patients. Often the wound is explained by a loss of sensation in the foot, and the patient can not feel that there is an open sore on the bottom of their foot, and may not see it, either.
  • How Should A Diabetic Foot Ulcer Be Treated? The primary goal in the treatment of foot ulcers is to obtain healing as soon as possible. The faster the healing, the less chance for an infection. There are several key factors in the appropriate treatment of a diabetic foot ulcer.
  • Diabetes and Foot Surgery One remark I hear frequently from my diabetic patients is that they have the belief that since they are diabetic, they cannot and should not have foot surgery. Is this true?
  • Proper Shoes for Diabetics Over the years, I have found that unfortunately, one of the best kept secrets among patients with diabetes is the Medicare Therapeutic Shoe Program. People with diabetes are instructed that they need to make sure they wear proper shoes. This is a program that makes this possible!