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The Benefits of the Breakthrough Swift Treatment for Warts Oct 19th, 2020

If you have a plantar wart, you probably know that many traditional methods of treating them can be very unpleasant. Freezing and acids can sting, and surgical removal can be painful. And while warts typically go away on their own, it can take years. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle...

Get Rid of Embarrassing Foot Warts With This New Treatment Oct 12th, 2020

Most people will have one or more warts on their feet at least one time in their lives. Although foot warts are not as severe as other foot issues such as a sprained ankle, they can still be embarrassing, painful, and irritating. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA is sharing...

Can HPV Cause Warts on Your Child’s Foot? Oct 6th, 2020

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. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA is sharing...

Is It Normal to Feel Pins and Needles in Your Feet? Sep 28th, 2020

Take a moment to imagine that you’re following your normal route for an evening walk. About one-third of the way through, you begin to notice a burning in your foot. It could be a burning feeling, similar to the sensation of pins and needles, or it could be more of...

5 Benefits of Custom Orthotics That Might Surprise You Sep 22nd, 2020

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. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA is sharing five little-known benefits of custom orthotics.   Provide inconspicuous support for your feet. If...

Our Top 5 Autumn Foot Care Tips Sep 14th, 2020

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. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle...

It’s Healthy Aging Month! Sep 8th, 2020

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. And because this is Healthy Aging Month, today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA is sharing information regarding changes you can expect to see in...

Why You’ve Got to Listen To Your Feet! Aug 31st, 2020

Most of us take our feet for granted until they’re not healthy. And it’s important to know underlying health conditions often come to light through our feet before we are aware of a problem elsewhere in our body. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists, in Bellevue,...

Preventing and Treating Plantar Warts Aug 24th, 2020

Plantar warts are growths that develop on the bottom of the foot caused by coming in contact with the human papillomavirus (HPV). 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...

How to Exercise Safely If You’re Diabetic Aug 18th, 2020

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. While these are all great, you still need to use some caution. Today Dr....

Try These Remedies for Heel Pain Aug 12th, 2020

If you live with persistent heel pain, you know it is rarely something you can get rid of using home remedies. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get some relief! Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists, in Bellevue, WA, is sharing his tips as part of a comprehensive...

Are the Wrong Shoes Causing Your Heel Pain? Aug 3rd, 2020

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. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot &...

Diabetic Feet: Don’t Risk Your Feet in Summer Heat Jul 27th, 2020

As health administrators across the country attempt to help senior citizens tolerate the hot summer weather, another group susceptible to heat-related health issues is diabetics. Dr. Hubert Lee, of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists, in Bellevue, WA, warns his diabetic patients that staying out too long in hot and humid...

7 Tips to Help You Avoid Fungal Nails Jul 24th, 2020

It’s summer - you’ve put the coats away and the sunglasses and sandals have come out. There’s a segment of the population that might be looking toward summer weather with at least some fear or even embarrassment. And the culprit is fungal toenails. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot...

When Is It Time to Seek Treatment for an Ingrown Toenail? Jul 13th, 2020

We tell our patients all the time they never want to wait too long to see us about their ingrown toenail. But too many times we see patients whose toes are throbbing in pain. In some cases, it’s gotten so bad they can barely put a sock on without pain. Today, Dr....

5 Tips To Ease Swollen Ankles And Feet In Warm Weather Jul 6th, 2020

If your feet tend to swell during the warmer weather, you should know that this is quite common. It occurs as a result of your body’s natural cooling device, intensified by factors such as age and diet. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists, in Bellevue, WA,...

Keep Your Feet Safe This July 4th! Jun 29th, 2020

This week we celebrate July 4th or Independence Day. It’s a day filled with food, fun, and many times, fireworks. But it’s not a day exempt from injuries, even on your feet. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists, in Bellevue, WA, is sharing his tips for...

If You’re Going Barefoot This Summer, Be Careful! Jun 22nd, 2020

Many people will walk around barefoot this summer, and thousands will suffer injuries, such as puncture wounds and cuts. Some will even develop infections that may need surgery. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists, in Bellevue, WA, is sharing his tips for keeping your feet healthy...

June is Men’s Health Month – Six Foot Care Tips Jun 15th, 2020

June is National Men’s Health Month, and that makes it the perfect time for both women and men to learn more about how to care for their feet properly. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee, of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists, in Bellevue, WA, is sharing his top tips for keeping your...

Quarantine and Your Feet Jun 8th, 2020

While we’re adhering to the shelter-in-place order, we have to remember to continue to pay attention to our bodies, including our feet! Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, has been contacted by patients since the shelter-at-home order went into effect, many of whom were...

Our Top 5 Tips for Happy, Healthy Summer Feet Jun 1st, 2020

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 for keeping your feet happy and healthy this summer.   Take...

8 Tips To Reduce Parenting Stress During the Pandemic May 26th, 2020

Parenting can be challenging during normal times, but family life has changed drastically during social distancing. But the good news is that children can thrive in an unbelievable variety of settings. Today Dr. Hubert Lee, of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing some tips to decrease...

8 Fun And Creative Ideas To Help You Stay Connected With Loved Ones May 18th, 2020

In the days of social distancing, and quarantine, you’re probably trying to think of things to do while spending more time at home. 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....

How To Safely Dispose of Contaminated Protective Items May 11th, 2020

In this temporary situation, we find ourselves having to adopt a more rigorous hygiene routine. But unfortunately, personal protective equipment 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...

COVID Toes: Recently Discovered Symptom of the Coronavirus May 4th, 2020

We’re all familiar with the most common symptoms of COVID-19 – the cough, shortness of breath, and fever. But recent research indicates that skin conditions could also be a sign of coronavirus infection. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing information regarding...

At-Home Foot Care Tips For Seniors Who Can’t Get Out Apr 27th, 2020

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. And with so many people confined to their homes right now and many older people at risk, today Dr. Hubert Lee of...

Don’t Forget To Sanitize Your Devices! Apr 20th, 2020

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. Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is...

How to Stay Healthy During Self-Isolation Apr 13th, 2020

During self-isolation, adhering to healthy self-care practices can help improve your well-being, manage stress, and support your immune system. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing his top 6 self-care tips.   Get sufficient sleep. Your sleep health may be disturbed by...

How to Educate and Entertain Your Children at Home Apr 6th, 2020

School isn't the only place where children learn. And when your child is at home, you become their teacher. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing some activities to help your children get excited about discovering something new. Learning Games For those...

Important Update for Our Valued Patients Mar 31st, 2020

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. Even before the outbreak, our medical staff already used standard infection control practices. By following current guidelines and recommendations, we have put extra protocols in place...

What Is Causing Your Ingrown Toenail? Mar 30th, 2020

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. Today Dr. Hubert Lee, of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists, in Bellevue, WA, is...

Did You Know That April is National Foot Health Awareness Month? Mar 24th, 2020

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. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle...

Spring Forward To Get Your Feet Ready For Summer Mar 16th, 2020

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, so they’ll stay healthy. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus...

Orthotics Are Not Just For The Elderly Mar 10th, 2020

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. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing important information regarding this versatile treatment option. Orthotics help people...

Are You Hurting Your Heels? Here's How to Stop Mar 1st, 2020

For many, painful heels have become somewhat of an epidemic. And because far too many people don’t pursue help until the pain becomes almost intolerable, everyday activities start to worsen the heel pain. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of Care Plus Foot & Ankle Specialists in Bellevue, WA, is sharing information...

Is There A Connection Between Your Food and Your Feet? Feb 24th, 2020

When most people consider their health and nutrition, their diet may immediately come to mind. However, 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 of CarePlus Foot...

Why Footcare Is So Important Feb 17th, 2020

If you’ve been following our blog, you know we have covered numerous foot conditions, from foot pain to diabetic foot care and bunions. But, at some point, you may be wondering, “Why is caring for my feet so important?” Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists in...

7 Signs That It Might Be Time To Visit A Podiatrist Feb 10th, 2020

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. However, some problems can be quite serious and might require the attention of a...

Your Feet and Heart Disease Jan 31st, 2020

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. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is doing just that by sharing information regarding some symptoms...

Toenails: Your Questions Answered Jan 28th, 2020

Toenails can be an area of concern for many. In addition to fungus, ingrown nails, and injury Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists treats all types of nail conditions, and today he’s sharing answers to some of the more common questions he receives about toenails. I exercised...

5 Solutions for Plantar Fasciitis Pain Jan 22nd, 2020

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. Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists can help you get past...

Keep Your Feet Healthy During the Cold Months Jan 22nd, 2020

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. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing ways you can take care of your feet this...

Take Care of Your Feet Now With These 4 Tips Jan 22nd, 2020

For many, taking care of their feet is something that is typically overlooked when considering their yearly medical checklist. Most people are resolute about scheduling their annual dental appointments, check-ups, and eye exams, but an annual foot check is usually not on a lot of people’s radar. Today Dr. Hubert...

Foot Complications from Diabetes and How to Prevent Them Jan 21st, 2020

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 and how to prevent them. Those who have had diabetes for a...

This New Year’s Resolution: Pain-Free Feet! Dec 22nd, 2019

This year, why not begin 2020 by resolving to spend the time to take better care of your feet? Don’t let your feet cause you distress and pain in 2020. Give them the care and attention they deserve and start the year on the right foot with these tips from Dr....

Thoughtful Gifts For People Who Suffer From Plantar Fasciitis Foot Pain Dec 15th, 2019

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. So this...

4 Causes and Remedies for Sweaty Feet in Winter Dec 8th, 2019

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. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing some causes and remedies...

Thank Your Feet This Thanksgiving! Nov 24th, 2019

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. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing some reasons why you might want to include your feet on your gratitude list. The hardest working...

Disorders of the Achilles Tendon: Causes and Treatment Methods Nov 18th, 2019

Also referred to as the heel cord, the Achilles tendon enables walking and running by helping to lift the heel off the ground. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing some information regarding some of the most common disorders associated with it. Two disorders that commonly occur in the...

Top 5 Cold Weather Foot Problems Nov 10th, 2019

Cold weather sports can really pump up the adrenalin, whether it’s sledding, skiing or just walking through the snow. To enjoy your winter activities to the fullest, there are some cold weather foot problems you’ll want to avoid. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing some information on some...

Avoid Amputation With Proper Diabetic Foot Care Nov 3rd, 2019

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. If you are living with diabetes, taking care of your feet is crucial, as is having a podiatrist...

Why Diabetic Foot Care is So Important This Winter Oct 27th, 2019

Diabetic foot care is important at any time of year, but winter brings with it threats decreased circulation and numbness. Because November is Diabetes Awareness Month, today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is spreading awareness by sharing some information regarding diabetic foot care in winter. Winter cold, moisture, and dryness elevate the risk...

Ankle Sprain Myths! Oct 21st, 2019

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. One of the most common injuries we see is a sprained ankle. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot &...

All Orthotics Are Not Created Equally Oct 13th, 2019

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 effectiveness or cause other issues. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is...

Are Your Shoes Causing Problems With Your Feet? Oct 10th, 2019

Properly-fitting footwear should have little or no negative impact on our health. Poorly chosen and incorrectly-fitting footwear can harm our feet. If footwear is incorrect, short-term problems can become long-term and create a reluctance to pursue activities such as walking. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is discussing some issues that may...

It’s Time to Get Your Feet Ready For Fall Oct 3rd, 2019

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. For some, this behavior can leave the feet feeling...

It’s Fungal Disease Awareness Week: Common Infections of the Foot Sep 25th, 2019

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. Because this is Fungal disease Awareness Week, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing information regarding the most common foot infections. Fungal Foot Infections: These are...

Identifying Your Foot Pain Sep 19th, 2019

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. Because September is Pain Awareness Month, today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is...

What You Need to Know About Aging Feet Sep 11th, 2019

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. Because September is Healthy Aging Month, today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing information regarding what you need to know about your feet...

8 Reasons to Take Proper Care of Your Feet Sep 3rd, 2019

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 regarding eight reasons why you should take proper care of your feet. Being aware of how these...

Is It Athlete’s Foot or Psoriasis? Aug 29th, 2019

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. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease that causes the skin cells to grow more quickly than normal, making...

Ankle Sprains: Types, Prevention, and Treatment Aug 21st, 2019

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. And they require the right treatment to heal quickly and correctly. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing all you need to know about...

Can Orthotics Help With Your Foot Pain? Yes! Aug 14th, 2019

Has walking, running, or standing become increasingly uncomfortable or painful? If you experience it, you know that foot pain is not a laughing matter. But for adults – especially those with arthritis – it is quite common. Orthotics can help relieve your foot pain. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing...

Back To School Tips: Don’t Neglect Your Child’s Foot Health Aug 5th, 2019

The development of your child’s foot is vitally important to ensure that they can enjoy a healthy, active, happy adult life. And proper footwear is an important part of a child’s foot health. So today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing information you need to know about your child’s feet....

Are You at Risk for Plantar Warts? Jul 31st, 2019

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 various risk factors for plantar warts. There are many misconceptions when it comes...

Protect Your Feet On The Beach! Jul 25th, 2019

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. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing information regarding some of the dangers and...

Diabetic Shoes: What’s So Special About Them? Jul 18th, 2019

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. Luckily, most of these foot injuries can be avoided by paying proper attention to foot care,...

5 Benefits of Paying a Visit to Your Podiatrist Jul 10th, 2019

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. And yet, when feet are painful, many people put off treatment. Today Dr. Hubert...

Are You Risking Your Foot Health in These Surprising Ways? Jul 2nd, 2019

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. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing some surprising ways you might be risking your foot health. Wearing regular flip-flops and ballet flats. Flat, non-supportive flip-flops provide...

Our Simple Guide To Treatment of Plantar Warts Jun 27th, 2019

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! Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing a simple guide regarding the treatment of this common condition. Plantar warts...

Men’s Health Month: 5 Healthy Feet Tips For Men Jun 19th, 2019

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.  Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing five easy ways that men can make their feet feel and look better. Change your socks each...

Summertime Foot Care for Active Diabetics Jun 12th, 2019

Seasonal changes bring possible medical problems for diabetics that can have an impact on blood circulation and skin health. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing his summertime foot care tips for diabetics on the go. When a diabetic’s skin gets dehydrated, cracking and splitting of their skin can uncover underlying...

Are Your Feet Happy and Healthy This Summer? Jun 5th, 2019

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. But with that freedom also comes a new set...

When It’s Time to See a Podiatrist for an Ingrown Toenail May 30th, 2019

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. Read on for more information from Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists regarding this common condition and how it can be treated...

Smelly Feet? Here’s What You Can Do! May 22nd, 2019

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. And sometimes, your feet work so hard for you that sometimes they get sweaty and smelly, in warm weather and in cold. Read on for tips from Dr....

Don’t Ignore Toenail Fungus – It’s Contagious! May 15th, 2019

The condition known as toenail fungus is considered to be contagious. The fungus that causes this infection typically thrives in moist, warm environments. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing information regarding this common – but potentially dangerous – condition. The places where the fungal bacteria thrive include locker rooms, shower...

Why Foot Care Is Essential for Seniors May 6th, 2019

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. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is discussing the importance of proper foot care for seniors. It shouldn’t come as a...

Is Your Foot Pain a Sign of Rheumatoid Arthritis? May 1st, 2019

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. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is delving deeper into...

Protect Your Children from Sports Injuries With These 3 Top Tips Apr 25th, 2019

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. Luckily you don’t have to spend the season worrying or covering your eyes whenever your...

How To Clip Your Nails Properly To Avoid Ingrown Nails Apr 19th, 2019

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. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing some important tips to...

8 Ways That Aging Affects Your Feet Apr 12th, 2019

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. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing information regarding 8 effects that aging...

April is National Foot Awareness Month: 12 Tips for Healthy Feet Year Round Apr 3rd, 2019

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. Today, our podiatrist, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing important tips to help you keep your feet healthy and pain-free....

Are Your Feet Ready for Spring? Mar 22nd, 2019

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. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing his tips for getting your feet healthy...

If You Have Diabetes, You’ve Got to Stay Active! Mar 14th, 2019

Many people who suffer from diabetes are concerned about engaging in vigorous physical activity or exercise, and that’s understandable. One of the most challenging aspects of diabetes is how it makes a person more susceptible to injury, especially in the lower legs and feet. Today, our podiatrist, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is...

Nervous About Your Neuromas? Mar 6th, 2019

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. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing information to relieve your anxiety. A neuroma is a disorder of the nerves that can result in...

Ask the Foot Doc – Healing a Broken Toe Feb 23rd, 2019

Question:How long should a broken toe be bandaged for it to heal properly? Answer:The stability and severity of the toe fracture will determine the healing time.  This can be evaluated by an x-ray.  If stable and properly treated, most toe fractures will heal in about 4-6 weeks.  Other factors that...

The Top 5 Worst Foot Habits Feb 21st, 2019

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. Today, he’s sharing information regarding the five worst foot habits that can affect your foot health. Bad Habit #1: Wearing Shoes Without SocksDoing this can turn...

Ingrown Toenails: What Runners Should Know! Feb 12th, 2019

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. Causes of Ingrown ToenailsThough they seem to appear out of nowhere, there are a few things that can...

10 Important Tips for Proper Senior Foot Care Feb 10th, 2019

Proper foot care is crucial for senior adults because it helps prevent falls, injuries, and complications from diseases like diabetes. Today, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing his top 10 tips regarding how to properly care for senior feet so they can continue taking you wherever you want to go. Tips...

Diabetic Feet: The Risks and How to Avoid Them Jan 31st, 2019

Statistics from the American Diabetes Association indicate that 24 million Americans suffer from diabetes. This disease is also the leading cause of amputations of feet, legs, and toes. Today, our podiatrist Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists outlines some of the risks associated with this disease and some tips for diabetic foot care....

Don’t Trust the Internet to Fix Your Running Injuries Jan 24th, 2019

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 treatment advice. Today, our podiatrist Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot...

Is Your Leg Pain Being Caused By Shin Splints? Jan 17th, 2019

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? Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing what you need to know about this...

Athlete’s Foot: 12 Myths and Facts Jan 10th, 2019

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. Today our podiatrist, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing what you need to know about this contagious condition. Read...

Tips for Avoiding Common Foot Problems in the Elderly Dec 27th, 2018

As we get older, many people begin to think more about their overall health, but often forget about their feet. But the truth is that if your feet aren’t healthy, you can find yourself housebound, immobile or even worse. Today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is explaining why foot care...

7 New Year’s Resolutions to Keep Your Feet Healthy Dec 26th, 2018

Now that Christmas is over, it’s time to start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. A popular one is to start taking better care of our health. And while this is a great idea, Dr. Hubert Lee at CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists finds that most people make the mistake of not thinking about foot...

Do You Have Toenail Fungus? Dec 26th, 2018

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. Toenail fungus, known as onychomycosis, is more difficult to treat than Athlete’s foot.  Although the organisms that cause Athlete’s foot are the...

What are diabetic shoes? Dec 25th, 2018

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. Proper shoes are important parts of managing diabetes.  Deformities such as hammertoes and bunions can cause pressure points that...

An Exciting New “Fix” for Achilles Tendinitis and Plantar Fasciitis Dec 19th, 2018

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. Today, our podiatrist, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing news about a new treatment for common foot problems....

Thoughtful Gifts for Senior Feet Dec 10th, 2018

Giving gifts has been an essential part of holiday celebrations for generations. At times, though, it can be challenging to find that perfect gift. This can be particularly true of the seniors in our lives because it can feel like they already have everything they could ever want or need....

Is There a Cure for Morton’s Neuroma of the Foot? Dec 6th, 2018

If you have ever felt pain in the ball of your foot, someone may have suggested that Morton’s neuroma could be the cause. In addition, while there are a number of other potential causes for pain, Morton’s neuroma is one of the most common. Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists finds that patients...

Can Custom Orthotics Ease Your Foot Pain? Nov 28th, 2018

If your feet are constantly aching, you may be wondering if store-bought nonprescription inserts can help. In some cases, it might, but depending on your particular problem, you might need orthotics instead. Today, our podiatrist, Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle Specialists is sharing what you need to know to make a...

5 Winter Foot Care Tips for Seniors Nov 21st, 2018

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. So today Dr. Hubert Lee of CarePlus Foot & Ankle...

Wondering Why Your Heel Hurts? Nov 8th, 2018

Unfortunately, heel pain is quite common, but many people make the mistake of thinking that it’s a normal condition. In reality, heel pain is an indication of a problem that should not be neglected. The key to relieving heel pain is pinpointing the problem so it can be dealt with properly. Dr. Hubert...

Protect Your Feet if You Have Diabetes Nov 1st, 2018

If you’re living with diabetes, you may face problems with your feet, which is a common symptom of the disease.  Diabetes sufferers are at an elevated risk for a number of foot problems such as corns, calluses, bunions, and blisters. And high blood sugar can turn these minor issues into incapacitating...

Pregnancy and Orthotics Aug 18th, 2018

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.  Pressure areas were measured during the last month of each trimester.  The results showed an increase...

The Real Cost of Diabetes Jul 21st, 2017

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.

Guide to Choosing Summer Shoes Jul 13th, 2017

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? Nearly eight of every 10 Americans have experienced foot problems caused...

Back-to-School Shoe-Shopping Tips Sep 1st, 2016

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. Pick out the wrong jeans for her, and she’ll be shamed by society. While neither scenario will cause kids...

Treating Road Rash Aug 15th, 2016

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. Assessing the Severity of Road RashFalling onto the pavement at high speeds is obviously a traumatic experience...

Avoid Summer Foot Problems Jul 21st, 2016

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. During the course of these adventures, your feet may endure stubbed toes, miles of walking,...

Melanoma of the Foot Jun 25th, 2016

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.  While some people routinely use sunscreen when outside, how many of us think about protecting our feet from the sun? Melanoma of the FootSkin cancer is the most...

A Possible Mechanical Risk for Melanoma of the Foot Jun 22nd, 2016

Can walking or running increase the risk of the skin cancer melanoma on your feet? A  recent study out of Japan suggests that repetitive mechanical stress and pressure on our feet might increase the risk of melanoma.  They found a higher number of cases of melanoma in areas of more pressure such as the heel...

CarePlus Foot and Ankle Specialists Receives 2016 Best of Bellevue Award May 24th, 2016

BELLEVUE May 18, 2016 — CarePlus Foot and Ankle Specialists has been selected for the 2016 Best of Bellevue Award in the Podiatrists category by the Bellevue Award Program. Each year, the Bellevue Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and...

Five Common Foot Problems May 24th, 2016

Fighting the Five Most Common Foot WoesFrom 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? While nearly 70 percent of Americans say they...

Diabetic Shoes May 20th, 2016

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. Diabetic shoes help protect your feet and reduce the risks of diabetic ulcers and amputations. If you have diabetes, you...

When to Replace Running Shoes May 15th, 2016

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.  Unfortunately after many miles, they are starting to show some wear.   Is it time toss your current pair and replace running shoes? How much have the shoes...

Steller’s Jay Updated Update May 13th, 2016

The two nestlings love to eat! They continue to be well fed by their parents and are getting bigger every day.

Steller’s Jay Update Apr 30th, 2016

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

Steller’s Jay Apr 18th, 2016

And now for something completely different…Nest outside our clinic windowWe have a Steller’s jay nesting outside our clinic window.  She has not left her nest for the past 10 days so we assume she is incubating her eggs.  Her male companion has been busy gathering food for her and scaring away an...

ABCs of Diabetes Apr 17th, 2016

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. Proper foot care can greatly reduce significant foot problems that if not treated can become catastrophic. Dr. Hubert Lee will review common diabetic foot issues...

Ask the Foot Doc – Exercising with a Toe Fracture Mar 15th, 2016

Question: I injured my foot and had an x-ray.  I was told I fractured my toe.  What exercises can I do?  I would like to still do cardio workouts.   Thanks! Answer:It depends on the severity of the toe fracture.  For a minor, stable toe fracture, splint the toe and...

Running Injuries Feb 17th, 2016

Running-related injuries are unfortunately very common. A study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine examined 249 female runners. They found the runners who landed lightly on their heels experienced fewer injuries. ow.ly/Yvgnz

Coffee Might Lower Risk for Gout Jan 28th, 2016

Coffee has already been linked to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes. A recent review published in Seminars in Arthritis & Rheumatism now suggests that moderate coffee consumption could also lower the risk for gout. ow.ly/XHymQ

Ask the Foot Doc – Leg Cramps May 27th, 2015

Question:I have very bad cramps in my legs and feet especially at night.  What would be your best advice to make these better or go away? Answer:Try these tips to reduce your leg cramps. Stretch your calf muscles during the day and again right before bed.  Avoid sitting for long periods...

Ask the Foot Doc – Calf Pain Mar 28th, 2015

Question: I heard a loud pop and then felt immediate sharp, stabbing pain in my calf.  What could cause this?  I also had a charlie horse in same calf yesterday. Answer:Gastrocnemius TearYou may have torn your calf muscle.  This painful injury is commonly known as tennis leg.  Calf muscle strains...

Protect Your Feet From the Sun Mar 16th, 2015

With spring officially arriving later this week, many of us will be excited to be able to spend more time strolling around in sandals or flip flops or even walking barefoot on a beach.  While some of us may routinely use sunscreen when going outside, how many of us actually...

Leg Cramps During Pregnancy Feb 15th, 2015

Your Feet and Legs: Leg Cramps During PregnancyYour body undergoes remarkable changes during pregnancy.  These natural changes often affect your feet and legs as they are required to adapt to surging hormones in your body and to support increasing weight during pregnancy.  A common lower extremity symptom is leg cramps during pregnancy.  While...

Swelling and Varicose Veins During Pregnancy Feb 4th, 2015

Your Feet and Legs: Swelling and Varicose Veins During PregnancyYour body undergoes remarkable changes during pregnancy.  These natural changes often affect your feet and legs as they are required to adapt to surging hormones in your body and to support increasing weight during pregnancy.  Leg swelling and varicose veins during pregnancy are common...

Nail Changes During Pregnancy Jan 31st, 2015

Your Feet and Legs: Nail Changes During PregnancyYour body undergoes remarkable changes during pregnancy.  These natural changes often affect your feet and legs as they are required to adapt to surging hormones in your body and to support increasing weight during pregnancy.  There are several commonly seen nail changes during pregnancy. ...

Skin Changes During Pregnancy Jan 26th, 2015

Your Feet and Legs: Skin Changes During PregnancyYour body undergoes remarkable changes during pregnancy.  These natural changes often affect your feet and legs as they are required to adapt to surging hormones in your body and to support increasing weight during pregnancy.  There are several commonly seen skin changes during pregnancy. ...

Plantar Fascia Ruptures Jan 19th, 2015

What is a Plantar Fascia Rupture?The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue on the bottom of your foot that extends from your heel to your toes.  It provides stability and support to your arch.  A common cause of heel pain known as plantar fasciitis can occur when the...

Shin Splints Nov 8th, 2014

What are Shin Splints?Do you suffer from dull, aching pain along the inside of your lower legs while running or during other athletic activities like soccer or basketball? If so, you may have shin splints which are a common overuse injury of the leg.  Shin splints are also known as tibial...

Running with Minimalist Shoes May 9th, 2014

Barefoot running and minimalist shoes have been popular among some runners.  With proper training, this can be an alternative to running with standard shoes.  However, there has not been any scientific research that supports the possible health benefits that some shoe makers have advertised.  Vibram recently settled a class-action lawsuit against its...

High Ankle Sprains Feb 2nd, 2014

The Seattle Seahawks had such a dominating performance over the Denver Broncos in yesterday’s Super Bowl that the only thing that could slow them down was an injury to cornerback Richard Sherman in the fourth quarter.  After being helped off the field, he was carted back to the locker room...

First Aid for Ankle Sprains Jan 26th, 2014

What is an Ankle Sprain?Ankle sprains are one of the most common athletic injuries. One of the biggest risk factors for having an ankle sprain is having had a previous ankle sprain. Therefore, proper treatment following your first ankle sprain is critical. When you roll and sprain your ankle, your...

Can Chocolate Protect You Against Diabetes? Jan 22nd, 2014

Can chocolate be good for you?  A study published this week in the Journal of Nutrition has shown that a diet containing high levels of flavonoids can help protect against diabetes.  Flavonoids are found in foods such as dark chocolate, tea, berries, and red wine. Read more about their research. http://ow.ly/sTi0j

Top 10 Tips for Preventing Heel Pain Jan 9th, 2014

Improper shoes are a major cause of heel pain Make sure your shoes fit and support your feet properly.  If you typically wear very flat, flexible shoes, your heel bone and supporting structures are subjected to increased stress with every step you take.  Over time, this may lead to inflammation...

How to Treat and Prevent Foot Blisters Nov 11th, 2013

A problem athletes commonly have is the formation of blisters on their feet.  These blisters arise in areas with repetitive friction.  In addition, heat and moisture soften the outer layer of skin increasing the risk of blister formation.  These factors are all present during activities such as running.  While foot blisters...