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Welcome to 2012

Well another New Year over, and we are straight into 2012.  At least this year has not started with the disasters of 2011.  No horrific floods or bush fires, so we are grateful for some small mercies.  As you sit back and think about what you want to do and achieve over the next coming […]

Sutherland Podiatrist Discuss Gout in the Foot and How It Reacts With Diabetes?

Gout is a special type of arthritis caused by an excess of uric acid in the blood.  Uric acid crystals tend to settle in joints; the big toe joint is the most common site.  These crystals can cause the big toe joint to become extremely painful, red, warm and swollen.  If you have the symptoms […]

I Have Arthritis In My Foot. How Is It Going To React With Diabetes?

Arthritis is defined as inflammation of a joint usually characterized by swelling, pain, and restriction of motion.  There are different kinds of arthritis and different treatments for each kind.  It is best to let your General Practitioner diagnose and treat any problems you are having with your joints.  Don’t assume that any pain, swelling, or […]

Will I Need Surgery For Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD)?

If the tests for Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) show that you have blockage in the larger arteries to your feet or legs, surgeons may try to correct it. One surgery cleans out the artery that is blocked. Another method, called angioplasty, involves passing a deflated balloon on a tube to the point where the blockage […]

Are There Any Treatments For Peripheral Vascular Disease – PVD?

Preventing peripheral vascular disease (PVD)  is much easier than treating it.  That is, why your Doctor will stress that you quit smoking, keep your blood pressure and blood glucose (for the diabetics) on target, control your cholesterol and triglycerided, lose weight, and stay active.  Your doctor can prescribe some medications to treat PVD.  Taking an […]

How Often Should My Podiatrist Check My Foot Circulation?

Your podiatrist should check your foot and ankle pulses at every visit.  If the pulses are decreased or absent, further testing may be needed. People with diabetes who are over the age of 50 should have a baseline doppler exam to compare the blood pressure in their feet and arms.  If the test is normal […]

What Kind Of Tests Do I Need for PVD?

Today we are going back to our blogs on peripheral vascular disease (PVD).  So here we go….., your health provider will ask questions about your symptoms.  He or she will examine your feet and legs and feel for pulses, located in the groin, behind the knee, at the ankle, and on the top of the […]

Welcome to Our New Website

Well it has been a long time coming but we finally have our new website up and running!!!!! Initially we will have the same content, but over the next few months we will be adding more to the pages, but with the new fresh look, easier to read pages and easier to navigate site this […]

What Is Peripheral Vascular Disease?

Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is commonly called ‘poor circulation’ and refers to blockage in the blood supply to the feet. A buildup of plaque inside the arteries that carry blood to the feet causes them to thicken and harden. People without diabetes get this thickening and hardening of the arteries, too, but unfortunately these problems […]

Well I Am Back!

Well I am back from a really busy time in Chicago. I have been to Dan Kennedy’s Super Conference, and I must say the Yanks certainly do it bigger over there! Chicago is a lovely place, but I wouldn’t want to live there, and I am sure I brought home the cold weather! They told […]

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