Dry Winter Skin

Kansas City winters can be especially dry, and often many of our patients at Kansas City Foot and Ankle have issues with dry, cracked skin on their feet this time of year.  If left untreated can become significantly painful and cause a whole host of other issues, including wounds and infections. Often the dry weather […]

Could This Be Gout?

When we think of gout, we think of an older person, like our grandparents.  Most people think it could never happen to them!  Actually, gout is most common in younger men, age 40-50, it can also be seen in post-menopausal women.  In fact, in the United States, gout is the most common form of inflammatory […]

Healing Diabetic Wounds

Why hasn’t this wound healed? Maybe you need to review some rules below!  Diabetic wounds are very unpredictable! When it comes to diabetic wounds they can be really hard to heal. They are often a combination of poor circulation, lack of sensation to the feet, and pressure from shoes. Often, diabetic ulcers are never felt, […]

Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Did you know that approximately 15% of the diabetic population will develop a foot ulcer?  As many as 14% of those who develop a foot ulcer will be hospitalized due to infection or other ulcer-related complications that can ultimately lead to an amputation if not addressed promptly and professionally. The formation of a diabetic foot […]