October is National Physical Therapy Month, today Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, shares information regarding how physical therapy can help your feet and ankles.
October is National Physical Therapy Month, today Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, shares information regarding how physical therapy can help your feet and ankles.
September 20-24 is Fungal Disease Awareness Week. Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, shares information regarding two of the most common fungal infections that affect the feet.
In observance of Falls Prevention Month, Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, shares his top tips for preventing falls at home.
Did you know that by the age of 50, the average person has enough steps equal to walking around the entire world three times? No wonder our feet get so tired! After years of faithful service, our feet need extra care and love.
Did you know that pumpkin has some surprising benefits for your foot health? Dr. Lee shares 7 ways pumpkins help support your foot health.
No matter who you are, one thing you share in common with everyone else is that you don’t want to get a wart, especially on your feet! They are contagious, unattractive, and can cause pain and discomfort. So you need to know how to stop plantar warts.
If your toes or feet are in constant pain, or your toes are pointing in strange directions, you’re probably suffering from hammertoes and bunions! And you’re not alone - these painful foot conditions affect up to 25% of adults.
If you are constantly suffering from recurring ingrown toenails, Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, explains how to break the cycle.
For many people, summer is the time to walk barefoot in a grassy park or the beach. But if you’re one of the millions of Americans who live with diabetes, walking barefoot is one of the worst things you can do for your foot health.
Athletes Foot infections tend to appear more often during the spring or summer. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing his top 8 tips to prevent Athlete’s Foot this summer.
Heat often causes swelling of our feet and ankles. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing his top 6 tips for preventing swollen feet this summer.
Myths that are perpetuated regarding health care can be rather funny, like jumping up and down to cure hiccups. Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA is dispelling 5 of the most common foot myths.
Today, Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, shares his top tips to follow when shopping for your child’s footwear.
A beach is a great place year-round, but summer is the perfect time to sink your toes into the sand. But while you do, it’s important to keep your feet safe. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA is sharing his top tips
Today, Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, discusses how your lifestyle and job can negatively impact your feet.
An alarming fact: The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (USCPSC) has estimated that more than 35,000 people in our country experience a power mower-related injury annually.
Summertime is here and it’s a great time to share some foot care tips for the hotter months. Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, takes foot care seriously. Today he is sharing some of his favorite summer foot care tips.
June is Men’s Health Month, so Dr. Lee is putting the focus on men because there’s no better time to remind them of the importance of taking better care of their feet.
Some circumstances can require that you not put any stress on your feet and ankles. Today Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing 7 activities you can do without stressing your feet and ankles.
The last thing we want to think about during our warm-weather fun is plantar warts. Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA is sharing his tips to help you avoid plantar warts.
May is National Osteoporosis Month, and approximately ten million Americans currently suffer from the condition. As this condition elevates your susceptibility to bone fractures, you need to understand why and how osteoporosis develops.
If you live with arthritis, chances are you feel the painful effects in your feet. Because May is Arthritis Awareness Month, Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing a way to heal your foot pain.
Because May 3 is known as Melanoma Monday, today Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA is sharing what you need to know about melanoma and your feet.
You should familiarize yourself with some of the most common pediatric foot and ankle issues so you can take the proper steps to prevent them from happening. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee shares his expert guidance.
Research shows that a large percentage of runners suffer injuries every year. This can be caused by not warming up or cooling down properly after a run, or it may be the result of wearing shoes that don’t fit properly.
April has been designated National Foot Health Awareness Month. Almost every action you take involves your feet, so keeping them healthy, pain-free, and active is our number one goal.
Springtime presents even more circumstances in which those with diabetes have to take super special care of their feet. Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing 7 tips for diabetics.
At this time of year, with the increase in the temperature, we typically see an increase in embarrassing plantar warts! Today Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing more information regarding those pesky warts.
This 5-Day Foot Plan from Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA will have your feet soft and ready for sandals before the spring flowers bloom.
When most people think about their health and nutrition, they usually correlate the food they eat with heart health or weight management. But nutrition plays a major role in your overall health and can affect various parts of the body, even our feet.
If you’ve been experiencing pain in your hips or knees, the problem may surprisingly be related to your feet. Today Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA is sharing information regarding what could be causing your discomfort.
People who suffer from Raynaud's syndrome experience a chronic condition of the blood flow in the body’s extremities, which occurs when exposed to colder temps. These body parts become suddenly cold, numb, white, or eventually even blue.
Many seniors still shovel their driveways, ski, and enjoy time outdoors, during the winter, however, months of ice and snow can mean real hazards to seniors.
Dr. Hubert Lee helps patients with ingrown toenails, plantar fasciitis, bunions, and more. Read on to learn about how treatments can relieve your foot pain, regardless of the cause.
Many people aren't aware that your feet can tell you something about your heart health. If your feet are showing signs of poor circulation, caused by a narrowing of the arteries (Peripheral Arterial Disease or PAD), your heart could be suffering as well.
Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, provides helpful information regarding the importance of measuring your feet when shopping for new shoes.
Wintertime brings with it a list of special cold weather issues for people with diabetes. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, has a few tips to help those with diabetes keep their feet healthy all winter long.
Because January is Thyroid Awareness Month, today Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA explains how your feet may warn you of a problem with your thyroid.
Today, Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing 5 top New Year’s resolutions to keep your feet healthy and happy in the coming year.
Families all across the world have traditions that they maintain and cherish each time the holiday season comes around. Some put an evergreen tree up in their living room and adorn it with treasured ornaments.
Regardless of how you feel about winter, it’s important to equip yourself with the right type of winter boots for your particular needs. Not having proper footwear for your activities and environment can create dangerous conditions for your feet.
This year, Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing some great gift ideas for the seniors in your life that can help seniors properly care for their feet.
While many people think excessive sweating or odor is something you only have to deal with in the warmer summer months, several things can cause smelly feet during winter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Plantar warts can be annoying and painful. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing information regarding the revolutionary Swift treatment for plantar warts.
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.
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.
There are a variety of things that can cause the 'pins and needles'sensation, and there is only one sure way to address it – by visiting your podiatrist.
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.