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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
Do You Have Toenail Fungus?

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.

Dec 26th, 2018
What are diabetic shoes?

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.

Dec 25th, 2018
Thoughtful Gifts for Senior Feet

Giving gifts has been an essential part of holiday celebrations for generations. At times, though, it can be challenging to find that perfect gift.

Dec 10th, 2018
5 Winter Foot Care Tips for Seniors

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.

Nov 21st, 2018
Wondering Why Your Heel Hurts?

Unfortunately, heel pain is quite common, but many people make the mistake of thinking that it’s a normal condition.

Nov 8th, 2018
Pregnancy and Orthotics

A common complaint of pregnant women is foot pain.  This pain often affects the front portion of the foot.  A study investigated changes in pressure that pregnant women experience to their feet during walking. 

Aug 18th, 2018
The Real Cost of Diabetes

Diabetic foot complications are unfortunately common and very costly. Here are some numbers on the real cost of diabetes in the US and the benefits of routine diabetic foot care by a podiatrist.

Jul 21st, 2017
Guide to Choosing Summer Shoes

So long, snow boots—warm weather is here at last! But while you’re skipping through summer in your saucy sandals or padding through the sand in your favorite flip-flops, what toll will your seasonal footwear take on your hardworking feet?

Jul 13th, 2017
Back-to-School Shoe-Shopping Tips

For parents faced with kids’ changing tastes and opinions, navigating back-to-school shopping can be a harrowing process. Buy him the wrong backpack, and he’ll be the uncool kid on the bus.

Sep 1st, 2016
Treating Road Rash

The 2016 Olympic women’s and men’s road races were completed in Rio this past weekend.  It turned out to be a grueling race with several riders crashing on the descent of the final climb.

Aug 15th, 2016
Avoid Summer Foot Problems

Relaxing on the beach, hiking through the mountains, trekking around a new city, or just keeping up with all the kids’ summer activities—however you spend summer vacation, your feet will carry you through it all.

Jul 21st, 2016
Melanoma of the Foot

With summer officially here, many of us will be excited to spend more time outdoors under the sun while wearing sandals or open-toed shoes. 

Jun 25th, 2016
Five Common Foot Problems

From eating better foods to getting an adequate amount of sleep and exercise, we live in a very health-conscious society. So why is it that many Americans routinely overlook one of the cornerstones of good health?

May 24th, 2016
Diabetic Shoes

If you have diabetes, it is important to care of your feet and wear proper shoes. Fortunately, Medicare and most insurance plans cover one pair of diabetic shoes each year.

May 20th, 2016
When to Replace Running Shoes

You’ve finally found the perfect pair of running shoes.  They have a wonderful fit, and you feel as if you can run in them forever.

May 15th, 2016
Steller’s Jay Update

Both parents are busy feeding the nestlings and keeping them warm and dry. First flight should be in about three weeks!

Apr 30th, 2016
ABCs of Diabetes

A person dealing with diabetes is at a greater risk for severe foot problems often due to poor circulation or nerve damage in their feet.

Apr 17th, 2016