Monday, May 22, 2017

Venous Stasis

Venous stasis is a loss of proper function in the leg veins that normally carry blood back toward the heart. This may occur following injury to the veins, which may lead to blood clots in the superficial veins (known as superficial phlebitis) or blood clots in the deep veins (known as deep venous thrombosis).

Individuals with this condition usually exhibit swelling of the legs and ankles. The superficial veins in the legs may be varicose, causing the veins to be enlarged and appear as a cord or a bunch of grapes. Patients often complain of a feeling of fullness, aching, or tiredness in their legs. These symptoms worsen with standing, and are relieved when the legs are elevated. As the condition progresses the blood continues to collect in the feet, ankles, and legs.

Rest, elevation, and compression stockings are the most common forms of treatment.

For additional questions, contact our InStride Family Foot Care at 704 -786-4482 or visit at http://www.familyfootcare.info/.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Foot Odor

Having foot odor? - Check out this video clip from Officite:



Foot Odor from Officite on Vimeo.


If you have any questions regarding to your feet, please do not hesitate to contact our InStride Family Foot Care at 704-786-4482. 





Monday, February 27, 2017

Cysts

Cysts are fluid-filled masses under the skin. Common cysts of the feet include synovial cysts, ganglia, and cutaneous mucoid cysts.

Most foot cysts are located under the skin, although occasionally they appear in tendon or bone. Synovial or ganglionic cysts are connected to a nearby joint or tendon, which makes them harder to treat. Mucoid cysts are not connected to a joint. Most cysts lead to mild pain as a result of the pressure created by wearing shoes. When any of these cysts enclose or press on a nerve, they can cause a sharp pain. X-rays, ultrasound, MRI, or CT scans are common methods for diagnosing cysts in the feet.

The best way to prevent cysts from forming is to wear well-fitted, comfortable shoes and avoid repeated foot injuries. Persistent ganglion cysts can be treated by numbing the area and extracting the fluid inside. A steroid or hardening agent may then be injected into the cyst to try to prevent it from filling again.

Call our InStride Family Foot Care at 704-786-4482 to schedule an appointment today.  We can evaluate your feet and determine the best course of action to alleviate your pain. We are located at 1022 Lee-Ann Drive Concord North Carolina.


Hint: Ensure you shoes fit your feet properly
 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Dry Skin


Did you know that Dry Skin is a problem that most people experienced? 

Check out these good tips on what you can do to prevent and/or heal your dry skin from Officite's video clip:



Dry Skin from Officite on Vimeo.



If you have any questions regarding to your feet, please do not hesitate to contact our InStride Family Foot Care at 704-786-4482. 





Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Stretches for Plantar Fasciitis

How to Stretch your Plantar Fasciitis?


Here are some tips from Dr. Kevin McDonald our InStride Family Foot Care podiatrist:





For additional questions, please contact our InStride Family Foot Care at 704 -786-4482 or visit at http://www.familyfootcare.info/


Monday, October 31, 2016

Medical Pedicures


Medical Pedicures from Officite on Vimeo.



If you have any questions regarding to your feet, please do not hesitate to contact our InStride Family Foot Care at 704-786-4482. 






Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Women's Feet


Women’s Feet from Officite on Vimeo.




If you have any questions regarding to your feet, please do not hesitate to contact our InStride Family Foot Care at 704-786-4482.