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 In some areas the fall season can be extremely unpredictable, especially when it comes to wet weather, making it a time of the year where foot care should be particularly maintained. When feet are exposed to water and moisture for too long, bacterial growth can occur. The space between the toes should be regularly cleaned while scrubbing and washing cracked feet can help remove dead cells. Keeping toenails trimmed prevent dirt from accumulating; it also makes cleaning them much easier. If possible, the feet should always be kept clean and dry; wearing waterproof shoes out in the rain can also help reduce problems.


Everyday foot care should be maintained year round, but especially during periods of wet weather since wet weather is that is when the most bacteria can grow. For more information about what you can do to practice daily foot care, speak to Dr. Harold Andersen of Central Texas Foot and Ankle Centers. Dr. Andersen will assist you with all of your foot and ankle concerns.


Every Day Foot Care
Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. After all, without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks. It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before, for example.


For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops.
Also, wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.


If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Brenham and Columbus, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.


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sprained Kindergartener Thaddeus Delaney was attempting to give his sister a hug when he was pushed under an oncoming bus by a third-grader. The bus was unable to stop on time, driving over Delaney’s leg and foot and breaking three bones in the foot. The school took him to the hospital via ambulance as soon as the incident occurred. Denver Police are still investigating the occurrence while Denver Public Schools attempt to implement a bully prevention program. “He’s been mean to me all my life,” Thaddeus said of the bully while sitting in a wheelchair with an orange cast on his leg. “There’s gotta be a point where it’s gotta stop, it’s got to,” his mother added.

A broken foot is a serious injury, and medical attention should be sought for it right away. To learn more about how to treat a broken foot, consult with Dr. Harold Andersen of Central Texas Foot and Ankle Centers. Dr. Andersen can answer any of your foot- and ankle-related questions and provide you with the information you seek.

Identifying and Dealing with a Broken Foot

When bones in the foot are bent, stretched, or crushed in an unnatural way, they can sometimes break or fracture. Doctors can often determine how the break occurred based on its severity and location.


There are many common symptoms of a broken foot to look out for. Those who experience significant trauma to the feet should check for:

  • Bruising
  • Pain
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Blue (foot)
  • Numbness
  • Cold
  • Misshapen
  • Cuts
  • Deformities

If one or more of these symptoms persist, one should have x-rays taken by a medical professional. Cold or numb feet, blueness of the skin, cuts, and deformities can be indications of a foot that is very badly broken. It’s advised to see a doctor right away if these conditions are observed.


Care for a broken foot depends on the type and severity of the injury. Often times aids likes crutches, casts, and splints will be administered. Surgery is also a possibility, although this is reserved for very bad cases.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Brenham and Columbus, TX. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.

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 Northeastern Indiana Credit Union Chapter and Samaritan’s Feet International have partnered in creating the Samaritan’s Feet event. Together, they have recently provided three hundred members of the Boys & Girls Club of Fort Wayne and Euell A. Wilson Center a new pair of shoes. This was done in an attempt to bring share and hope to local children who were also able to have their feet washed at the event. Leaders of Samaritan’s Feet believe it is possible to show children that their dreams are achievable. NEICUC funded the event, coordinated logistics, and aided in recruiting over 40 volunteers. “It is wonderful to see the collaborative efforts that have been done on behalf of the youth in our community,” said Joe Jordan, President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne.

Proper fitting shoes are a necessity for growing children, as they can help prevent possible foot concerns during development in the future. To learn more about the importance of proper shoe fitting in children, speak with Dr. Harold Anderson of Central Texas Foot and Ankle Centers.


Proper Shoe Fitting
A common concern when it comes to foot health, having properly fitted shoes can help prevent injuries to the foot. Out feet affect our posture and gait, which in turn affects the biomechanics and overall bodily structure. With 33 joints, 26 bones, and over 100 ligaments, the potential for serious injury is much greater than one realizes. Although the feet cease growth in adulthood, they still change shape as they mature. Here are some factors to consider when it comes to investing in properly fitting shoes:

  • Be sure the shoes fit correctly right away
  • Ensure the ball of your foot fits comfortably in the widest portion of the shoes
  • Even though they may look fashionable, improperly fitting shoes can either create adverse conditions or exacerbate existing ones you may already have
  • Walk along a carpeted surface to ensure the shoes comfortably fit during normal activity

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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Columbus and Brenham, TX. We offer all the latest in diagnostic and treatment technologies to meet your needs.


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 Vivienne Westwood has recently been chosen to design the new uniforms for Virgin Atlantic’s flight attendants. This collaboration between designer and airline is not new since Pierre Balmain has designed uniforms for Singapore Airlines for years and Christian Lacroix for Air France. The global wearer trial of the uniforms has been successful within Atlantic’s 7,500 crew members; however, some employees have been complaining of the shoes creating blisters on their feet. Westwood’s design is an adaptation of her signature hourglass heel. In response to the reports, a spokesperson for Virgin Atlantic has stated that the company is working to ensure that its employees are “happy and comfortable in their working environment.”


If you work in an environment that requires extensive standing and walking, you may develop blisters on the feet. To learn more about blister treatment and prevention speak to Dr. Harold Anderson at Central Texas Foot and Ankle Centers. Dr. Anderson will assist you with all of your foot and ankle concerns and answer any of your related questions. 


Blisters on the Feet
When tight or ill-fitting footwear is worn, many times a foot blister may develop. Blisters can even develop by constant rubbing from the shoe, often times leading to pain. 


What is a Foot Blister?
A foot blister is a small pocket that is filled with fluid, forming on the upper most layer of the skin. Blisters are filled with clear fluid, and may lead to drainage of blood or pus if the area has become infected. 


How do they Form?
Blisters of the feet are almost always the result of shoe rubbing and constant friction of the skin and material. Long periods of walking in shoes, sandals, or boots which don’t fit properly can result in a blister. Those who often have moisture or humidity in the feet, are prone to blister formation easily. 


Prevention & Treatment
Proper care is vital to alleviate pain and prevent infection to the affected area of the foot. The best treatment is to leave them alone. New skin will develop under the blister and during the healing stages, your blister will pop. 


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If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices, located in Brenham and Columbus, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.


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