Monthly Archives: May 2016

Heel Pain in Children

Heel Pain in Children Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever’s Disease) What Is Calcaneal Apophysitis? Calcaneal apophysitis is a painful inflammation of the heel’s growth plate. It typically affects children between the ages of 8 and 14 years old, because the heel bone (calcaneus) is not fully developed until at least age 14. Until then, new bone is […]

Keep Feet Safe at the Beach

Keep Feet Safe at the Beach KEEP YOUR FEET SAFE AT THE BEACH As millions of people hit the beach for vacation and fun, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons offer these foot safety tips.   DON’T FORGET SUNSCREEN ON YOUR FEET  Feet get sunburned, too. The skin on your feet is highly […]

Diabetic Patients’ Attitude Affects Survival

Diabetic Patients’ Attitude Affects Survival New research by health psychologists has shown that the beliefs and expectations of people with diabetic foot ulcers about their illness have a significant independent effect on their survival. The study was led by researchers at The University of Nottingham. It set out to expand on an area of previous […]