Patient Education

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Neuhaus Foot & Ankle’s library of information includes articles describing common foot and ankle ailments that can be helped with home remedies or might need medical attention. Read important information on your specific foot injury.

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Osteomyelitis

Osteomyelitis Osteomyelitis is a type of bacterial bone infection that moves from acute to chronic phases quickly. The infection usually begins in another part of the body and spreads to the bone via blood. Traumatic injury, frequent medication injections, the use of a prosthetic device, and some surgical procedures can…

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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Diabetes and Nerve Damage What is Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy? Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes. The type of neuropathy occurring in the arms, hands, legs and feet is known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is different from peripheral arterial disease (poor circulation), which affects the blood…

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Foot Ulcers

Dealing with Foot Ulcers Ulcers are skin wounds that are slow to heal. In the foot, as prominent metatarsal heads on the plantar (bottom of the foot)are subjected to increased pressure, the skin begins to become callused. When subjected to shearing forces, there is a separation between the layers on this…

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Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Diabetes and Nerve Damage What is Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy? Diabetic neuropathy is nerve damage caused by diabetes. The type of neuropathy occurring in the arms, hands, legs and feet is known as diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Diabetic peripheral neuropathy is different from peripheral arterial disease (poor circulation), which affects the blood…

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Diabetic Foot Care Guidelines

Treatment of the Diabetic Foot Diabetes can be extremely dangerous to your feet and legs. For a person with diabetes, something as insignificant as a small cut could have serious consequences. Diabetes can cause nerve damage that takes away the feeling in your feet. This problem is call Diabetic Neuropathy. Diabetes…

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Startling Statistics about Diabetes

Diabetes and Health: A Statistical Look The disease is marked by the inability to manufacture or properly use insulin and impairs the body’s ability to convert sugars, starches, and other foods into energy. Symptoms of hyperglycemia may include frequent urination, excessive thirst, extreme hunger, unexplained weight loss, tingling or numbness…

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Diabetic Complications for the Feet

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention People with diabetes are prone to many foot problems, often because of two complications of diabetes: nerve damage (neuropathy) and poor blood circulation. Neuropathy causes loss of feeling in your feet, taking away your ability to feel pain and discomfort, so you may not detect…

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Diabetes and your Feet

Instructions on Foot Care for Diabetic Patients According to the American Diabetes Association, about 15.7 million people (5.9 percent of the United States population) have diabetes. Nervous system damage (also called neuropathy) affects about 60 to 70 percent of people with diabetes and is a major complication that may cause diabetics…

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Causes of Diabetes

How Does One Get Diabetes? How do you get Diabetes? No one knows why people develop diabetes, but once diagnosed, the disease is present for life. It is a hereditary disorder, and certain genetic indicators are known to increase the risk of developing diabetes. Type 1, previously known as insulin-dependent…

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Burning Feet

What Burning Foot Syndrome Means Burning feet refers to a foot sensation that is most frequently experienced by adults over age 50 and those who are diabetic. Thyroid dysfunction, gastric restriction in morbidly obese people, and heavy use of alcohol also have been linked with burning feet. Nerve problems, such as neuromas and tarsal…

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