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  • How to Avoid Blisters While Hiking
    A few weeks ago one of my  friend's stayed at my apartment and I caught sight of this awful blister on the back of his heel!  My friend first got the blister Read more
  • Black Toenails
    Do you have a long-distance runner in your circle of family and friends? If so, you may have seen an occasional black toenail. Common among marathoners and other athletes, black Read more
  • Smelly Feet?
    Why do feet smell more than other body parts when they sweat? The main reason is the interaction that occurs between perspiration and bacteria that thrive in socks and shoes. Read more
  • Tinea Pedis
    Tinea Pedis- a fungal infection of the skin that causes scaling, flaking, and itch of affected areas. It is also known as Ring Worm or Athlete’s foot. SymptomsThe symptoms of athlete’s Read more
  • The Upsides of Winter Foot Care
    Winter can reveal the true optimist or pessimist in people. Yes, it can be cold and harsh at times, but braving the chill makes the cozy comfort of a fireplace Read more
  • DIY Treatments to Renovate Dry Feet at Home
    If you have an eye for refreshing and renewing your surroundings, then the annual Greater Roanoke Home & Garden Show is for you. The show for 2015 is being held Read more
  • Don’t Like Black Toenails? Prevent Them
    If you have been running consistently over the past couple of months, there is still time to train for the 7thAnnual Mill Mountain Mayhem 10k on April 11. We wouldn’t Read more
  • What to Do When Black Toenails Fall Off
    Spring has sprung in Roanoke, VA and this time of year is exciting! Baseball fans are excited about the upcoming season. Students in the Roanoke school system are excited about Read more
  • Deeper Than It Seems: Puncture Wounds
    Puncture wounds are more serious than most people think. Because the wound creates a hole in the foot, rather than a tear like a common cut, they are extremely prone Read more
  • Foot Exams Help Prevent Ulcers
    We urge all of our patients to make sure their primary-care physicians check their feet during every office visit for signs of ulcerations that, left untreated, can lead to infection Read more
  • What Causes Gout?
    “Gout is caused by an increase, or build up, of uric acid in the body. It is usually a result of a decreased excreation of uric acid in our urine. Initially the uric Read more
  • Why do Diabetics Need Special Shoes?
    There’s a question that we get in our Blacksburg and Roanoke offices quite frequently – and that is, “Why is it that your diabetic patients require special shoes?” To understand the Read more
  • Anodyne Therapy
    Diabetic neuropathies are neuropathic disorders that are associated with diabetes mellitus. These conditions are thought to result from diabetic microvascular injury involving small blood vessels that supply nerves. Neuropathy can present Read more
  • Attentions Diabetics!
    Attention Diabetics, Have you checked your feet recently?? Here is a friendly reminder to check your feet today in case they have been overlooked this past winter. This is an easy Read more
  • Tips for Daily Diabetic Foot Care
    Diabetics are more likely to have foot problems. If these problems worsen they can lead to complications and even infections. It is important to recognize and treat any foot problems Read more
  • Diabetic Athletes More Prone to Foot Injuries
    While many athletes suffer foot and ankle injuries, diabetics are significantly more likely than non-diabetics to sustain a stress fracture or other foot or ankle injury. Because diabetes causes nerve Read more