Foot Health: With fall sports in full swing, don’t let those high ankle sprains sideline your athlete

By Dr. Jamie Settles Carter Special to KyForward As Fall is in full swing and winter is quickly approaching, football season and basketball season are upon us. And you can’t have sports without sports’ injuries, right? One injury, in particular, keeps athletes out for longer periods of time, and that is the high ankle sprain. Different than a common ankle sprain in that it injures a set of ligaments...

Foot Health: With kids about to head back to school, here are some tips for shopping for the right shoes

By Dr. Jamie Settles Carter Special to KyForward The development of a child’s foot is critical to ensure that they are able to enjoy a happy and healthy day at school. Whether they are a growing weed in daycare or attending grade school, we can help provide them with the best foot care to take on the school year with. Follow these guidelines and read below for our recommended brands. Guidelines •...

Foot Health: Sock it to me — but make sure to properly cover your feet with the right materials

By Dr. Jamie Settles Carter Special to KyForward As you know, socks are a staple of everyone’s wardrobe.  Socks come in a variety of colors, lengths and materials. If you sit down for any amount of time to watch television, you will more than likely see commercials for socks made out of materials such as copper, acrylic, Lyra and Isofil. Sock History 
 They have certainly come a long way...

Foot Health: Do you have cold, painful feet in the winter that blister? You just may have chilblains

By Dr. Jamie Settles Carter Special to KyForward If the cold weather this time of year causes your feet to itch, burn and develop painful blisters, you may be suffering from a common condition called chilblains or pernio. Often confused with but different than frostbite, chilblains can occur on your face, hands as well as feet and toes.  Chilblains often effects those who are out in cold weather...

Foot Health: Tips on healthy holiday feasting for those managing diabetes

By Dr. Jamie Settles Carter Special to KyForward It’s that time of year again! This time of year is full of yummy family feasts, work pot lucks, and parties! This is my favorite time of year. However, if you are one of the 29 million Americans that has diabetes, this time of year can be daunting and stressful. With so many delectable goodies laid out before you, your glucose meter can sometimes...