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If You Have Diabetes, Your Nerves are at Risk!

If You Have Diabetes, Your Nerves are at Risk!

If you follow us at all, then you already know how important diabetic foot care is to us – and how important it is to us that you understand, too! Proper diabetic foot care is an almost 100% proactive approach toward safeguarding your feet from the dangers that...

What to Do for Heel Pain or Sore Arches

What to Do for Heel Pain or Sore Arches

If you are dealing with persistent pain in your heels or arches, one small silver lining is that you are far from alone. Heel pain is one of the most frequent symptoms we and other foot and ankle surgeons treat – if not the most frequent. Whether your pain is...

How to Avoid Pain and Injuries While Running

How to Avoid Pain and Injuries While Running

Few things fill us with as much satisfaction than knowing that our patients are able to get out, be active, and do the things they love. For many of our patients, that includes running. Running is great! It’s not only an excellent means of getting in shape, but also a...

Custom Orthotics Are for More than Heel Pain!

Custom Orthotics Are for More than Heel Pain!

Ask what custom orthotic inserts are for, and the first answer you’ll likely hear is “heel pain!” And that’s a very good answer, certainly. Custom orthotics can be an immense help in many instances of heel pain, especially if an abnormal foot structure requires extra...

Answering Questions on Amniotic Therapy and Accelerating Healing

Answering Questions on Amniotic Therapy and Accelerating Healing

At Advanced Foot & Ankle Specialists of Arizona, we provide a wide variety of treatment options to help our patients. These include “tried and true” traditional methods such as custom orthotics and stretching exercises, but also newer, advanced treatments such as...

Don’t Let Your Skin Dry Out. Moisturize Your Feet!

Don’t Let Your Skin Dry Out. Moisturize Your Feet!

My feet are dryer than... A. A pack of crackers B. Reused dryer sheets C. Stale bread D. My sense of humor If any or all of the above answers apply to you, it's time to moisturize your feet. It may come as a surprise, but our feet don't have oil glands, which means...

Your Spring Diabetic Foot Care Checklist

Your Spring Diabetic Foot Care Checklist

Whenever springtime rolls around, there is often an itch to clean up, reorganize, and generally take stock of things in our lives. Perhaps there’s something natural about it. Or perhaps some of us just originally came from places that were frozen in solid blocks of...

How Custom Orthotics Can Help with Diabetic Foot Care

How Custom Orthotics Can Help with Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetic foot care is as much about preventing problems as it is about addressing them when they arise. In fact, diabetic foot care should be more about preventative care, because managing it effectively can help most problems from ever existing in the first place! We...

Exercise and Diet Tips to Protect Your Diabetic Feet

Exercise and Diet Tips to Protect Your Diabetic Feet

There’s no worse feeling for a podiatrist than telling a patient that their foot will likely need to be amputated due to an out-of-control infected wound. Don’t get us wrong: we do absolutely everything in our power to keep you from reaching that point. We’ve chosen...