Do you qualify for foot exams?

Do you qualify for an annual foot exam?

“Routine” foot care means toenail clipping and the removal of corns and calluses, which is not considered for an annual foot exam. However, your insurance may cover these in specific circumstances. It depends on what your insurance considers medically necessary. For example: If you have foot problems that are caused by conditions such as diabetes, … Continued

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Foot Wound Care

6 Tips For Foot Wound Care

No matter how careful you try to be as you go through life, minor cuts, scrapes, bruises, and sometimes even more serious wounds do happen. When the injury occurs on your toes, feet, ankles, or legs, it can be especially painful and hard to heal. That’s why proper care and treatment for a foot wound … Continued

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Diabetic Foot

Diabetes and Foot Problems

Did you know, worldwide over 425 million people suffer from complications of diabetes? In a non-diabetic, insulin facilitates the movement of glucose from the blood to the liver, muscle or fat cells for storage and energy. In type 2 diabetics, insulin cannot properly bind to transport glucose. In type 1 diabetics, the pancreas doesn’t produce … Continued

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Senior Foot Care

Why Foot Care Is Critical for Seniors

The foot is a complicated body part – home to 26 bones, says Dr. Ariel Lepoff, a podiatrist at The Medical Group of South Florida in Jupiter, Florida. This complexity and the heavy-duty wear-and-tear they endure over the years places a lot of stress and strain on our feet causing problems. After a lifetime of supporting … Continued

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8 Reasons to Take Care of Your Feet

3 Issues to Walking Barefoot

As we patiently wait for this pandemic to end, many of us have been spending more time at home. With this new environment, we may have started to notice our feet feeling achy and painful. The main concern – why is that? At The Medical Group of South, we’re hearing from more and more patients … Continued

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