Diabetic Health and the Holidays

Happy Holidays! We survived Halloween, which lead into Thanksgiving, and now, we are facing a month-long stretch of holiday parties and food-heavy activities leading up to Christmas and topped off with New Year’s!  Add to that it is cold outside, which not only limits our ability to get any outdoor activity, but also dampens the […]

Diabetes-Friendly At-Home Restaurant Style Recipe

Pad Thai Spaghetti Squash – A Diabetes-Friendly At-Home Restaurant Style Meal At Kansas City Foot and Ankle, we often hear that finding tasty recipes, while still diabetes-friendly, is difficult.  While it is entirely possible to find diabetic-friendly menu items at most restaurants these days, it’s also fun to find take-out favorites and adapt them to […]

Cold feet? It could be a sign of Peripheral Artery Disease

Peripheral Artery Disease

Cold feet aren’t always a sign of being unable to commit. Cold feet can also be a red flag for Peripheral Artery Disease, also known as PAD. What is Peripheral Artery Disease, (PAD)? PAD, Peripheral Artery Disease, occurs when fatty plaque builds up in the arteries that carry blood from the heart to the legs […]

White Coat Syndrome

Going to the doctor’s office can be a stressful time for anyone from children to adults. Babies and small children usually associate the pediatrician’s office with painful shots.  And adults usually cringe at the thought of going to the dentist due to pain associated with all their medieval-looking torture devices they call “medical instruments”. This […]

How Healthy are Your Arteries?

Have you wondered if you are getting enough blood flow to your feet? Do you ever experience pain in your legs that wakes you up at night?  If you go to the grocery store, do you get a cramping pain in your legs that makes you stop walking, and then start again once the cramping […]