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Take Care of Your Feet This Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving can be hard on your feet. From standing for hours to eating large quantities of heavy food, it can take a toll on the health and comfort of your feet. Dr. Hubert Lee of Care Plus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, offers helpful tips.

Nov 24th, 2020
Avoid These Common Cold Weather Foot Conditions

With the colder weather moving in, many of our patients begin to experience foot pain. Today, CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing information regarding some of the most common foot conditions we see during the colder months.

Nov 16th, 2020
How Often Should Diabetics See Their Podiatrist?

One of the most painful symptoms of diabetes is pain and numbness in the feet, which can be diagnosed by a podiatrist. Also referred to as diabetic neuropathy, the pain is a result of nerves impaired by high blood sugar levels.

Nov 9th, 2020
Foot Care Guidelines for Diabetics

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, today Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing his tips for keeping diabetic feet healthy.

Nov 2nd, 2020
Warts: Not Just an Inconvenience

Many think of warts as a minor inconvenience and not a medical issue. And while many people think over-the-counter products are fine, that’s not the best course of action.

Oct 26th, 2020
Get Rid of Embarrassing Foot Warts With This New Treatment

A treatment referred to as Swift is a new protocol for warts that provides our patients with significantly safer, more effective, and faster results for wart removal than previous methods, such as using cryotherapy or peeling chemicals.

Oct 12th, 2020
Can HPV Cause Warts on Your Child’s Foot?

If you’ve observed small, new growths on the sole of your child’s foot, you don’t have to panic. Your child has probably been exposed to HPV, which is a virus that can infect the skin and develop into plantar warts.

Oct 6th, 2020
Our Top 5 Autumn Foot Care Tips

Autumn, which kicks off the official start of boot season, is right around the corner. The weather will be changing soon, so it’s the perfect time to put some steps in place to keep your feet feeling and looking their best through the season.

Sep 14th, 2020
It’s Healthy Aging Month!

Given all the stresses and strains our feet endure, it's a wonder they don’t rebel. But sometimes they do, especially as we age.

Sep 8th, 2020
Why You’ve Got to Listen To Your Feet!

Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists, in Bellevue, WA, is sharing information regarding some foot issues that can indicate general health issues, some minor, and others more serious.

Aug 31st, 2020
Preventing and Treating Plantar Warts

Some people are more at risk than others to the virus, and not everyone who comes in contact with it will develop plantar warts. People who have damaged skin on the feet or weak immune systems are more at risk for plantar warts.

Aug 24th, 2020
How to Exercise Safely If You’re Diabetic

One of the most frustrating things about living with diabetes is how it can make your efforts to fight it more difficult. And regular activity can help build stability, stabilize blood sugar, and maintain healthy circulation.

Aug 18th, 2020
Try These Remedies for Heel Pain

If you live with persistent heel pain, you know it is rarely something you can get rid of using just home remedies. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get some relief!

Aug 12th, 2020
Are the Wrong Shoes Causing Your Heel Pain?

The correct pair of shoes can be the best friend your feet ever had. They cushion your steps, support your arches, and help you to live life to the fullest. But the wrong pair of shoes can also be your worst enemy.

Aug 3rd, 2020
Diabetic Feet: Don’t Risk Your Feet in Summer Heat

Dr. Hubert Lee, of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists, in Bellevue, WA, warns his diabetic patients that staying out too long in hot and humid weather can lead to numerous foot problems - even third-degree burns - if they don’t properly protect their feet

Jul 27th, 2020
When Is It Time to Seek Treatment for an Ingrown Toenail?

We tell our patients all the time they never want to wait too long to see us about their ingrown toenail. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists, in Bellevue, WA, is discussing when it’s time to seek treatment for an ingrown toenail.

Jul 13th, 2020
Keep Your Feet Safe This July 4th!

This week we celebrate July 4th or Independence Day. But it’s not a day exempt from injuries. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists, in Bellevue, WA, is sharing his tips for keeping your feet safe this July 4th.

Jun 29th, 2020
If You’re Going Barefoot This Summer, Be Careful!

The best way to protect your toes and feet from injury is to wear shoes. However, if your summer just wouldn't be the same without walking barefoot in your backyard or feeling the sand between your toes, you can make it safer by following these tips:

Jun 22nd, 2020
Quarantine and Your Feet

Regardless of whether you are out and about, or nestled at home, keep in mind that good foot health is vitally important to overall health, so be sure to give them proper support! Here are 4 helpful tips

Jun 8th, 2020
Our Top 5 Tips for Happy, Healthy Summer Feet

With summer right around the corner, our feet will be needing a little extra love and care to stay healthy. Today Dr. Hubert Lee, of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing his top 5 tips

Jun 1st, 2020
How To Safely Dispose of Contaminated Protective Items

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) like gloves and masks can quickly become contaminated. So today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing some recommendations for disposing of these items safely and properly.

May 11th, 2020
At-Home Foot Care Tips For Seniors Who Can’t Get Out

Of all the parts of the body that require proper care, and can be overlooked are feet, and yet they provide us with the ability to transport ourselves. With so many people confined to their homes right now, many older people are at risk.

Apr 27th, 2020
Don’t Forget To Sanitize Your Devices!

During this time of self-quarantine, cleaning and sanitizing your home can help lower the chances of contracting a virus and reduce the chance of spreading it to someone else. Keeping your home (and self) sanitary helps everyone.

Apr 20th, 2020
How to Educate and Entertain Your Children at Home

School isn't the only place where children learn. And when your child is at home, you become their teacher. Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing some activity ideas.

Apr 6th, 2020
Important Update for Our Valued Patients

CarePlus Foot and Ankle Specialists has been closely monitoring information and recommendations from the CDC and WA Department of Health about the COVID-19, Coronavirus.

Mar 31st, 2020
What Is Causing Your Ingrown Toenail?

An ingrown toenail develops when the toenail grows into the flesh instead of over it, typically on the big toe. This condition can be especially painful and can lead to an infection if it goes untreated.

Mar 30th, 2020
Spring Forward To Get Your Feet Ready For Summer

Spring is here, and with the nicer weather coming, it’s the perfect time to show your feet and allow them to breathe again. But the warmer weather can be tough on your feet, so you need to give them some extra TLC.

Mar 16th, 2020
Orthotics Are Not Just For The Elderly

Many people think that orthotics are just for older individuals, but they’re also for children and young adults, recreational runners and professional athletes, and volunteers and workers.

Mar 10th, 2020
Is There A Connection Between Your Food and Your Feet?

What many people often don’t realize is that while your diet has many important roles to play in your overall health, it can even affect your feet. Today Dr. Hubert Lee is sharing information regarding the connection between the food you eat and your feet.

Feb 24th, 2020
Why Footcare Is So Important

Why Should I Care About My Feet? The first thing to point out is that problems with your feet don’t only affect your feet. If your foot hurts to the extent that you can’t walk, you’ll probably stop being active.

Feb 17th, 2020
Your Feet and Heart Disease

Today we’d like to take some time to recognize that February is American Heart Month. And throughout the month, people are encouraged to raise awareness about heart disease and prevention.

Jan 31st, 2020
5 Solutions for Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Plantar fasciitis pain typically occurs if the stringy band that connects your heel to your toes is damaged. Approximately half of Americans suffer from heel and foot pain, and it is often attributed to plantar fasciitis.

Jan 22nd, 2020
Foot Complications from Diabetes and How to Prevent Them

Foot complications from diabetes can often lead to more serious health issues and infection if not addressed early. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing information regarding the most common diabetic foot issues.

Jan 21st, 2020
4 Causes and Remedies for Sweaty Feet in Winter

Have you ever questioned why your feet perspire, even during winter? While many think that sweating or foot odor only happens in summer, there are a number of factors that contribute to this issue in the winter months.

Dec 8th, 2019
Avoid Amputation With Proper Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people worldwide every year and can cause damage to blood vessels in several parts of the body. This is particularly true in the feet of a patient who is diabetic.

Nov 3rd, 2019
Ankle Sprain Myths!

Fall sports are in full swing, and with fall sports often come ankle sprains. Caring for these injuries quickly and correctly is extremely important, especially if you are trying to get back on your feet quickly.

Oct 21st, 2019
All Orthotics Are Not Created Equally

Orthotics are prescribed for several painful conditions, but not all orthotics and inserts are created equally. Over-the-counter inserts that can be purchased at most athletic stores and drug stores can be helpful to a degree, but they soon lose their effe

Oct 13th, 2019
It’s Time to Get Your Feet Ready For Fall

Fall has officially begun and now is the time to get your feet back into the fall-season shoes we love. Summer weather can be especially rough on the feet, especially for those who love playing and working in sandals, flip-flops or no shoes at all.

Oct 3rd, 2019
Identifying Your Foot Pain

Most people would rather not discuss their feet or the problems they may have with them. But we rely on our feet every day to get us from place to place and do the things we do.

Sep 19th, 2019
What You Need to Know About Aging Feet

Our feet will carry us around 110,000 miles throughout our life – that’s over 216,000 steps! It’s certainly no wonder that as we age, our feet begin to experience challenges.

Sep 11th, 2019
8 Reasons to Take Proper Care of Your Feet

In life, every step counts. Your feet allow you to carry on with your daily activities. Caring for them can sometimes be challenging, but today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing information..

Sep 3rd, 2019
Is It Athlete’s Foot or Psoriasis?

August is Psoriasis Awareness Month, and the condition is often confused with athlete’s foot. But they are two very different conditions. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists discusses how you can distinguish between the two.

Aug 29th, 2019
Are You at Risk for Plantar Warts?

The first step in preventing any toenail or skin condition is understanding how and why it develops. It’s not any different when it comes to preventing a wart, so today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing information regarding va

Jul 31st, 2019
Protect Your Feet On The Beach!

Sun, sand, and sea are key elements for an enjoyable summer holiday, but they can also be a formula for disaster for your foot health. Even the most stunning beaches can be hiding foot-health hazards.

Jul 25th, 2019
Diabetic Shoes: What’s So Special About Them?

It’s common knowledge that walking is very beneficial to our health. It’s also quite useful for controlling blood sugar levels. But it may come with the risk of injury for people who suffer from diabetes and neuropathy.

Jul 18th, 2019
5 Benefits of Paying a Visit to Your Podiatrist

If you think about it, our feet are pretty incredible. Comprised of a complex system of ligaments, muscles, tendons, and bones, this foundation helps us stand, run, and walk, all while supporting the rest of our body.

Jul 10th, 2019
Our Simple Guide To Treatment of Plantar Warts

Have you noticed what you think could be a wart on the bottom of your foot? If it’s making you self-conscious, you should know that plantar warts are widespread and easily treated.

Jun 27th, 2019
Are Your Feet Happy and Healthy This Summer?

Together with walks on the beach, dips in the pool and cooling ice cream, the chance to show off your feet is an extra bonus of summer. The time has come to don strappy sandals and give your feet some air.

Jun 5th, 2019
Why Foot Care Is Essential for Seniors

The foot is a complex body part. The intricacy and the heavy-duty wear-and-tear they tolerate over the years places a lot of stress and strain on them over the years.

May 6th, 2019
Is Your Foot Pain a Sign of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

May is Arthritis Awareness Month, and if you ask anyone living with Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), they will tell you that it’s a devastating diagnosis to receive because it is an incurable disease that can cause joint deformity and severe pain.

May 1st, 2019
How To Clip Your Nails Properly To Avoid Ingrown Nails

An ingrown toenail may not seem like a big deal, but they can be quite painful! And when inflamed, they can make it exceptionally difficult to walk and usually a surgical procedure to remove the nail to avoid further damage.

Apr 19th, 2019
8 Ways That Aging Affects Your Feet

Aging affects your feet just as it does the rest of your body. When you consider the amount of stress we place on our feet throughout our lifetime, it’s easy to see why these issues develop.

Apr 12th, 2019
Are Your Feet Ready for Spring?

Keeping your feet healthy is fundamental to enjoying all that life has to offer. And by the time individuals reach the age of 50, they will have logged an astounding 75,000 miles on their feet.

Mar 22nd, 2019
Nervous About Your Neuromas?

If you’re experiencing foot pain, you may be wondering what could be causing it. Many conditions affect the feet, and one such condition is known as a neuroma.

Mar 6th, 2019
The Top 5 Worst Foot Habits

Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is passionate about sharing preventative healthcare tips to help patients decrease the likelihood of foot and ankle conditions.

Feb 21st, 2019
Ingrown Toenails: What Runners Should Know!

Ingrown toenails are painful, and the throbbing and pressure they cause can make each step unbearable. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing information regarding ingrown toenails that all runners should be aware of.

Feb 12th, 2019
Don’t Trust the Internet to Fix Your Running Injuries

Technology has impacted all areas of our lives. It has not only changed our social interactions – but it’s also altered how we access and view healthcare. Google’s doctors are available to anyone at any time to diagnose health conditions and offer treatmen

Jan 24th, 2019
Is Your Leg Pain Being Caused By Shin Splints?

Pain in your shin or the front of your lower leg can be challenging, especially when it affects your ability to perform everyday tasks like running and walking. But where is your shin pain originating?

Jan 17th, 2019
Athlete’s Foot: 12 Myths and Facts

Smothered inside socks and shoes all day, feet can become sweaty, stinky, and the perfect carriers for all sorts of germs that can cause a red, itchy condition called athlete’s foot.

Jan 10th, 2019