Foot pain can affect your life in numerous ways. When you're dealing with painful ankle or foot conditions, custom orthotics provide the support needed to help decrease pain.
Foot pain can affect your life in numerous ways. When you're dealing with painful ankle or foot conditions, custom orthotics provide the support needed to help decrease pain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is discussing ways to protect your feet against fungal nails.
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.
If your feet tend to swell during the warmer weather, you should know that this is quite common. Here are some helpful tips from Dr.Hubert Lee to help reduce swelling and discomfort.
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.
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:
Caring for your feet is crucial because they help keep you physically active. And because they can affect the rest of the body, they provide a better quality of life. Here are six foot care tips
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
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
Today Dr. Hubert Lee, of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing some tips to decrease parenting stress during this pandemic.
In this age of the internet, it shouldn’t be too hard to think of creative ways to stay connected with family and friends while social distancing. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing eight of his favorites.
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.
COVID toes is the name being used to describe the red-purple toes that have been reported in patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. The condition has been reported in both adults and children.
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.
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.
During self-isolation, adhering to healthy self-care practices can help improve your well-being, manage stress, and support your immune system.
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.
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.
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.
April is designated as National Foot Health Awareness Month, and it’s the perfect time to think about how much you count on your feet each day, and how important it is to develop healthy habits to keep them free of pain.
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.
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.
For many, painful heels have become somewhat of an epidemic. And far too many people don’t pursue help until the pain becomes almost intolerable.
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.
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.
Your feet spend quite a bit of time carrying your body weight and bearing the brunt of everyday life, so it’s not surprising that people feel aches and pains in their ankles and feet at times.
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.
Toenails can be an area of concern for many. Here are answers to some of the more common questions.
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.
We all know we need to dress warmly and take special care when driving in hazardous conditions. But many people do not stop to consider their winter foot care.
For many, taking care of their feet is something that is typically overlooked when considering their yearly medical checklist.
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.
This year, why not begin 2020 by resolving to spend the time to take better care of your feet?
If you know someone who suffers from plantar fasciitis, you know that it’s a large part of their life. And even though it may not be the first thing you consider when thinking about them, you’re aware of the pain they have to deal with on a regular basis.
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.
Thanksgiving is finally here! It’s a time to take pause and consider all the many things we have to be thankful for in our lives.
Also referred to as the heel cord, the Achilles tendon enables walking and running by helping to lift the heel off the ground.
Cold weather sports can really pump up the adrenalin, whether it’s sledding, skiing or just walking through the snow.
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.
Diabetic foot care is important at any time of year, but winter brings with it threats decreased circulation and numbness.
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.
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
Properly-fitting footwear should have little or no negative impact on our health. Poorly chosen and incorrectly-fitting footwear can harm our feet.
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.
No matter how clean you keep your feet, they are constantly in contact with microorganisms that can cause infection. Bacteria and fungus are the most common offenders.
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.
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.
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..
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.
Whether you simply stepped the wrong way while walking down the stairs, or you’re an athlete who injured your ankle during a game, ankle sprains can be quite painful.
Has walking, running, or standing become increasingly uncomfortable or painful?
The development of your child’s foot is vitally important to ensure that they can enjoy a healthy, active, happy adult life.
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
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.
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.
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.
Everyone knows that pointed shoes and high heels are not the best for your feet, but your simple everyday actions can also cause foot pain.
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.
June is National Men’s Health month. And while men aren’t typically too concerned with the feel, smell or look of their feet, when summer rolls around, that often changes.
Seasonal changes bring possible medical problems for diabetics that can have an impact on blood circulation and skin health.
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.
If your big toe swells or feels sore, you may have an ingrown toenail. With this condition, skin grows over the edge of the nail, causing pain, infection, and swelling.
Your feet are a very important part of you; after all, without them, you couldn’t walk around, run a race, or even stand up.
The condition known as toenail fungus is considered to be contagious. The fungus that causes this infection typically thrives in moist, warm environments.
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 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.
As parents, we always want to protect our children, so when it comes to them taking part in sports, it can be challenging to just sit by and not concentrate on the possible problems that could happen.
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.
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.
It’s April, National Foot Health Awareness Month. This is the month when podiatrists across the country try to shed light on common sources of foot pain, deformity, and disease.
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.
Many people who suffer from diabetes are concerned about engaging in vigorous physical activity or exercise, and that’s understandable.
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.
How long should a broken toe be bandaged for it to heal properly?
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.
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.
Proper foot care is crucial for senior adults because it helps prevent falls, injuries, and complications from diseases like diabetes.
Statistics from the American Diabetes Association indicate that 24 million Americans suffer from diabetes.
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
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?
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.
As we get older, many people begin to think more about their overall health, but often forget about their feet.
Now that Christmas is over, it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions.
A fungal infection of your toenails can cause unsightly nails that are thickened and discolored. These nails are difficult to cut and can be embarrassing and sometimes painful.
There are over 29 million adults in the United States with diabetes. People with diabetes have an increased risk of foot ulcers, and diabetes is the leading cause of nontraumatic lower-limb amputations.
Foot problems cannot only be incapacitating, but they can also be quite frustrating at times. Many sufferers have tried everything from corticosteroid injections to acupuncture only to find temporary relief from their pain.
Giving gifts has been an essential part of holiday celebrations for generations. At times, though, it can be challenging to find that perfect gift.
If you have ever felt pain in the ball of your foot, someone may have suggested that Morton’s neuroma could be the cause.
If your feet are constantly aching, you may be wondering if store-bought nonprescription inserts can help.
The colder weather is here and it’s time to break out the winter footwear. But many people – particularly seniors – fail to realize that the drier winter air and having to walk in ice, snow, and slush increases the risk of foot problems.
Unfortunately, heel pain is quite common, but many people make the mistake of thinking that it’s a normal condition.
If you’re living with diabetes, you may face problems with your feet, which is a common symptom of the disease.