November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November 02, 2016  |   Dr. Stych's Blog   |     |   0 Comment

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. Diabetes is the leading cause of non-traumatic ...

Toenail Fungus

May 15, 2016  |   Dr. Stych's Blog   |     |   0 Comment

Today, we discuss one of the more prevalent, yet unsightly conditions of podiatry, the fungal toenail. What is it? Who gets it? Fungal toenails, also known as onychomycosis, effects anywhere from 2-13% of the western population. It is more common in individuals over the age of 60, however anyone can get a ...

Helping our Patients

October 31, 2015  |   Dr. Stych's Blog   |     |   0 Comment

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is a disease affecting many parts of the body. While there is no cure for diabetes, there is hope. With proper diet, exercise, medical care, and careful management at home, a person with diabetes can enjoy a full and active life. Of the more than 28 million people ...

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, ...

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  • Charcot Foot
    November 26, 2018

    What is a Charcot Foot? A Charcot [shar-koh] foot, sometimes called Charcot joint, is a complex syndrome characterized as a foot with multiple fractures and joint dislocations in a patient with neuropathy (loss of sensation) and a history of minimal or no known trauma. It is named after Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, a 19th century French […]

  • Dry, Cracked Skin of Winter
    February 18, 2018

    Skin is one of the important natural barriers that works along with our immune system to defend the body against organisms that can cause infection. The skin on our extremities – hands and feet – are the most vulnerable and require additional attention to remain healthy during the cold, dry months of winter. I recommend the following […]

  • How to correct crossover toe, keep patients active
    November 26, 2017

    Crossover toe is a common foot problem that can inhibit physical activity for active adults, but conservative treatment can slow down the progressive deformity, or outpatient surgery can correct the deformity and keep people active and on their feet. Individuals with hammertoes, bunions or a second toe that extends beyond the big toe are most […]