Arch pain is a fairly common problem for skiers. While it is seen more frequently in a flat foot type it can happen in any foot type. The feet work very hard inside your ski or snowboarding boots particularly when skiing moguls, frequent turns or in icy conditions; as is often seen in the North East.
Risk identification is fundamental for effective preventive management of the foot in people with diabetes.
The risk of ulcers or amputations is increased in people who:
have had diabetes ≥10 years, are male, have poor glucose control, or have cardiovascular, retinal, or renal complications.
Diabetes, or hyperglycemia, is abnormally high blood glucose. If blood sugar levels are not normalized in a diabetic, the body may have trouble fending off infections due to decreased functioning of the immune system. This can affect the feet in particular due to peripheral artery disease (lack of circulation) and peripheral neuropathy (loss of feeling).
Athlete’s foot, also known as Tinea Pedis, is a skin disease caused by a fungus, usually occurring between the toes, but it can also affect other areas of the feet. Fingal infections are common on the feet because shoes create a warm, dark, and moist environment that encourages fungal growth.