Tips For Teens

August 23, 2015  |   Dr. Stych's Blog   |     |   0 Comment

Most teenagers recognize the importance of regularly caring for their teeth, skin, eyes, and bodies (exercise), but few know to care for their feet. Yet, foot health plays an important role in their overall health and wellness. Teens should be aware that foot pain of any kind is not normal. Whether they are dealing with blisters, athlete's foot, or ingrown toenails, caring ...

Protect Your Feet From Skin Cancer

June 21, 2015  |   Dr. Stych's Blog   |     |   0 Comment

Skin cancer on your feet? Yes, it definitely does occur. In fact, melanoma of the foot is particularly fatal because people rarely think to look for the disease. Early detection is important, so be sure to check your feet regularly. If you find suspicious spots on the soles of your feet, ...

Don’t Cross Your Eyes, They’ll Stay That Way!

February 22, 2015  |   Dr. Stych's Blog   |     |   0 Comment

Old wives’ tales and myths like that example are fun to laugh at. We believed them as children. “Step on a crack and you’ll break your mother’s back.” But there are other myths that are no laughing matter, especially when they involve your health. From bunions to broken toes, I’ve heard it all. Here are five myths about foot care and the realities ...

Painful Ankles and Achilles Tendonitis

January 21, 2015  |   Dr. Stych's Blog   |     |   0 Comment

You don’t have to be an accomplished athlete to suffer Achilles tendon injuries. They can happen from household tasks like climbing a ladder.  Achilles tendon weakness is common in adults. But seeking treatment when symptoms occur can prevent more serious injury. Achilles tendonitis is common for anyone whose work routine puts constant stress on the ...

Icy Conditions Cause Falls and Injured Ankles

November 29, 2014  |   Dr. Stych's Blog   |     |   0 Comment

With the hectic pace of the holidays, serious injuries from ice-related falls inevitably occur. Falls on icy surfaces are a major cause of ankle sprains and fractures, and it’s critical to seek prompt treatment to prevent further damage that can prolong recovery. The ankle joint is vulnerable to serious injury from hard ...

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    June 18, 2017

    With the warmer temperatures outside, open toed shoes are making their way out of the closet and slipped on underneath beautifully manicured feet. The pedicure season is in full swing! Unfortunately, not all pedicure facilities offer clean and proper foot care and infections and other foot ailments may arise.  We would like to share the […]

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    1. Be sure boots are insulated and waterproof. Even if the boot maker says the boots are waterproof, still treat the pair with a waterproofing product. The body has to work harder to compensate for moisture, so try to minimize as much foot moisture as possible. 2. Select natural material, like leather, that allows proper […]

  • November is Diabetes Awareness Month
    November 2, 2016

    What is a Diabetic Foot Ulcer? A diabetic foot ulcer is an open sore or wound that occurs in approximately 15 percent of patients with diabetes and is commonly located on the bottom of the foot. Of those who develop a foot ulcer, 6 percent will be hospitalized due to infection or other ulcer-related complication. […]