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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Foot Health (Definition)

Foot health is a part of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and medical treatment of diseases, injuries, and ...Read more


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Can footwear help or hinder children's foot health?

Can footwear help or hinder children's foot health?

Interesting: For children with normal feet, there isn't much evidence that there is anything better than running barefoot (assuming that it's warm enough and there aren't any sharp objects.) normal children don't need special arch supports. Hard soled shoes don't make it easier to walk and probably make it harder. The best advice is to avoid buying shoes that are too small. ...Read more

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Foot health practioneers do they offer a good health service to the public?

Foot health practioneers do they offer a good health service to the public?

Yes!: Google the american podiatric medicine association (apma) you'll find more information on the role a podiatrist plays in public health. ...Read more

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Who is expert in foot health?

Who is expert in foot health?

Foot Practitioners: There are two primary types of providers that are specially trained in the treatment of foot and ankle disorders and conditions, podiatrists (aka podiatric physicians and surgeons) and foot and ankle orthopedists. Whomever you choose to see, seek the advice of friends and family and even consider a call to your pcp to see if they have a recommendation of a specific provider. ...Read more

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Where can I get a foot health practioner to scrape out my hard skin?

Where can I get a foot health practioner to scrape out my hard skin?

Web: Look up podiatrists on the web site for the apma (american podiatric medical association). ...Read more

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Any reason why are sweaty smelly feet known to be healthy feet?

Any reason why are sweaty smelly feet known to be healthy feet?

Baking soda: A little bicarb powder often stops this. You can also use antiperspirant such as certain-dri wipes. It always helps to change sox more often and to ventillate feet in the air when possible. Some people sweat more than others. Sometimes the shoes do not "breathe" well. Sometimes a person has fever or thyroid disorder. If you sweat too much in fl, go barefoot or move to alaska. ...Read more

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Should i wear arches for the best support and overall foot health?

Should i wear arches for the best support and overall foot health?

It depends: Most good supportive shoes have some arch support built-in. If you are wearing flat shoes, or have some pain/fatigue/aching in your arches or legs arch supports can be a good idea. Start with an over-the-counter arch support first, and if you still have issues see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Diabetic foot health care. How often, how much?

Diabetic foot health care. How often, how much?

Regularly: Someone with diabetes who has no risk factors should have an annual foot exam. Those with neuropathy or circulation problems should be seen at least twice a year. With both, or history of ulcers, every 3 months. ...Read more

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Can any doc explain why are sweaty smelly feet known to be healthy feet?

Can any doc explain why are sweaty smelly feet known to be healthy feet?

Sweaty and Smelly: Where I come from sweaty and smelly are not necessarily considered healthy feet! In fact they may be feet that need some help! See your foot doctor. ...Read more

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