Athlete’s Foot

Athlete's Foot (Tinea-Pedis) What is it? Tinea Pedis, commonly known as Athlete’s foot, is caused by fungus. Found in warm, moist environments such as sweaty socks and shoes. Chronic & recurrent infections are common. Symptoms: Intense itching Cracked, blistered or...

Vinegar Soaks for Toenail Fungus & Scaly Skin

INGREDIENTS 1-gallon lukewarm water 1 cup white vinegar 1-ounce mineral oil (optional) 1 tablespoon dish soap (NOT DAWN SOAP) Place all ingredients into a pan and soak feet for 20 to 30 minutes or until water is cool. Dry feet completely with a towel, especially the...

Using Vicks VapoRub for Toenail Fungus

Up to 10 percent of people across all ages and as many as 50 percent of people 70 or older have this toenail fungus, according to an article published in the December 2013 "American Family Physician." Also called onychomycosis, fungus infects the nail bed and causes...

Peripheral Vascular Disease

FACTS:Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is very common; it affects more than 35 million Americans. PVD is usually seen in legs. RISK FACTORS: Age >50 years old Diabetes family history High blood pressure High cholesterol Lack of exercise Overweight Smoker SIGNS &...

Plantar Fascitis

Plantar Fascitis Caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament that extends from the heel bone to the toes. Most common cause of heel pain. Most common cause of heel pain. Typical symptoms are burning, stabbing, or aching pain in the bottom of the foot that is...

Fall Safety

Each year, more than 2.5 million older Americans are treated for falls. 1 in 5 falls cause serious injury. ______________________________________ •Lower body weakness •Vitamin D deficiency •Walking & balance difficulties •Some medications •Vision problems •Foot pain...

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines Diabetes can be dangerous to your feet-- even a small cut could have serious consequences. Diabetes may cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in your feet. Diabetes may also reduce blood flow to feet, making it harder to heal an...