As the winter season begins, A Step Ahead Foot & Ankle Center wants to remind you of the very real potential for frostbite injuries. The feet are among the most commonly affected body parts for these injuries. Skiers, ice-skaters, joggers, mountain climbers and outdoor enthusiasts are all prone to frostbite, as well as those that must [...]
Estes Park has gained a new podiatrist. Our very own Dr. Kate Johnson, DPM is now providing foot and ankle care to Estes Park, CO. She will be available to see patients on Wednesdays. Dr. Johnson's schedule is sure to fill up quickly, so make your appointment as soon as you know you need to [...]
Do you suffer from? • Numbness / burning pain • Leg cramping • Sharp, electrical-like pain • Pain when you walk • Difficulty sleeping due to leg and foot discomfort • Prickling or tingling in the feet If so, you may have neuropathy - a condition that 22 million people suffer from, and we have [...]
Do you suffer from pain, numbness, leg cramping, sharp electrical-like pain, pain with walking, difficulty sleeping from leg & foot discomfort, and prickling or tingling feelings of the feet? Do you suffer from poor balance or any muscle weakness? If you have any of these symptoms, you may suffer from Peripheral Neuropathy. At A Step [...]
When shopping for children's shoes, it's important to consider more than just how cute the miniature footwear is. The American Podiatric Medical Association offers these tips for shoe-shopping parents: Your child's feet may grow quickly, and sock and shoe sizes can change rapidly. Poorly fitted shoes can cause irritation and pain, so always measure the [...]
When’s the last time you thought about your foot health? Read this article to find out some great tips. Just click on the picture below.
Healthy feet are essential for overall good health, no matter your age, fitness level or physical challenges. For people with diabetes, however, taking care of their feet is especially vital. More than 60 percent of all non-traumatic lower-limb amputations worldwide are related to complications from the disease, according to the American Diabetes Association. A recent [...]
Here's a very good article on how to protect your feet if you have diabetes.
You may just need orthotics. Click the picture below to read an article about orthotics.
Your feet, particularly your toenails and in between the toes, are prone to fungal infection, often referred to as athlete's foot. This can lead to itchy toes and thick, brittle and discolored fungal toenails. The American Podiatric Medical Association says you can help prevent fungal toenails and infections of the feet by: Carefully and frequently [...]