Winter can put a freeze on your feet! Take guard with thermal socks and bio material socks.

The howl of winter is here and tis the season for ice cold feet! Cold feet can be painful and make you feel absolutely miserable. This could even lead to temperature changes throughout your body, making your immune system less effective and more vulnerable to illness. If you have diabetes, Raynaud’s or other circulatory problems, or any loss of sensation (neuropathy), cold feet can put you at risk for more serious problems such blistering, chilblains, frostbite, sores or skin infections.

 Fortunately, we can help protect your feet against winter’s wrath!

 At the Westwood Foot Clinic in Golden Valley, we have “just what the doctor ordered” to help keep your feet toasty warm this winter: Heat Holders thermal socks & Infracare bio material socks.

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Heat Holders thermal socks are the warmest thermal socks available. With extra heavy bulk yarn and knitting technology, they hold more warm air close to the skin-making them 7 times warmer than basic cotton socks…which is enough to protect your feet against some of our most brutal Minnesota winters.

Infracare bio material socks are made with a special substance that can actually raise the temperature of your feet to normal levels.

Both Heat Holders and Infracare socks are now available exclusively at the Westwood Foot Clinic in Golden Valley, MN. They come in a variety of sizes for men and women. Heat Holders also come in multiple colors, lengths, child sizes & some even with rubber grip soles.

Your foot health and comfort are important, so take guard this winter! Stop by the Westwood Foot Clinic in Golden Valley, MN and find the right pair of socks to keep your feet toasty warm this winter…while supplies last. These special socks also make excellent stocking stuffers during the holiday season for those special people that you care about most.

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To get help for any foot problems you may have, click here or call 763-231-2341 for an appointment at the Westwood Foot Clinic. Same or next day appointments are often available.

Wound Care Treatment In The Twin Cities

Wound CareIf you have a slow or non-healing wound, sore or ulcer on your foot or leg, you may require special care for it to heal. There are many causes for wounds, sores or skin ulcers including injury, poor circulation, diabetes, foot deformity or other health problems. If not cared for properly, a wound can result in infected or even amputation!

At the Westwood Foot Clinic in Golden Valley, MN we can evaluate your slow or non-healing wound, sore or skin ulcer to determine if we can help you. We can provide the one-on-one wound care necessary to get you healed as quickly as possible. If needed, we work closely with vascular specialists to determine if vascular intervention is necessary to help healing. We carry many special wound care products that are often covered by your insurance. If needed to help healing, we have special shoes, cushioned inserts, pads, prescription & non-prescription orthotics available. We are also a certified Jobst service center for fitting and dispensing of compression stockings & leg wraps.

If you have a slow or non-healing wound, sores or skin ulcer on your feet or legs, maybe we can help get you healed. Call (763) 231-2341 or click here now to set up an appointment for an evaluation at the Westwood Foot Clinic in Golden Valley, MN.

Treatment for Painful Neuropathy

NeuropathyIf you have neuropathy, you may be suffering with nerve pain that is causing burning, electric shocks, pins and needles, sharp jabbing pains or tingling sensation in your feet and legs. This may also be affecting your sleep, balance and ability to work or do normal activities.

Since there are many causes for neuropathy, there is no one treatment that works for everyone. For some unfortunate individuals, there is no treatment other than medications to dull the neuropathy pain, such as Gabapentin and narcotics. Fortunately, for many there are treatments that can significantly improve or eliminate your painful neuropathy.

Neuropathy treatment may involve:

  • Neurogenx nerve stimulation combined with nerve injections
  • Supplements to enhance nerve health
  • Prescription foot orthotics for a weak or imbalance foot structure
  • Determination of the best shoes for your particular foot shape & size
  • Exercises for balance & strengthening your legs and feet
  • Diet counseling

At the Westwood Foot Clinic in Golden Valley, MN, we can thoroughly evaluate your neuropathy to determine if we can help you, then determine the best treatment to obtain the best results to alleviate or eliminate your painful neuropathy. We have helped many who were not helped by other doctors or other treatments and had given up hope of ever obtaining any relief from their painful neuropathy. To schedule an appointment for evaluation of your painful neuropathy, click here or call (763) 231-2341 now.

Not All Prescription Foot Orthotics Are Alike

OrthoticsMany painful foot problems are the result of a weak or imbalanced foot structure. These problems include plantar fasciitis (heel pain) and arch pain, neuroma (pinched nerve in the ball of the foot), joint pain, arthritis as well as generalized sore feet especially during or after walking or exercising. Prescription foot orthotics are often necessary to treat these painful foot problems. Similar to prescription eye glasses to correct for weak eyes, prescription foot orthotics correct for a weak or imbalanced foot structure. In order for orthotics to work properly, they need to be tailor made for your feet and your particular foot problem.

To get the proper prescription foot orthotic you need a thorough foot evaluation as well as an analysis of how you walk. Impressions are then taken of your feet while they are held in the proper, corrected position. A prescription is then sent to an orthotic lab with the impressions to get the perfect fitting and properly balancing orthotics for you.

At the Westwood Foot Clinic in Golden Valley, MN, we have perfected to art of prescription orthotics and pride ourselves in providing the best prescription orthotics available in the Twin Cities. We will verify any insurance coverage for prescription orthotics and if not covered, our fees quite reasonable, with a reduced fee for children’s orthotics (18 and under). We also offer a money back guarantee, if for any reason we can’t get the orthotics right for you.

If you are suffering with a painful foot problem, then click here or call (763) 231-2341 now to schedule an appointment for a thorough evaluation to determine if prescription foot orthotics can help you.

Is Heel Pain Keeping You Out Of The Game?

Foot Pain in MinneapolisSpringtime is the time to get out and enjoy the outdoors, doing the activities you love to do. This includes walking or running around the city lakes, rollerblading, biking, etc. For some, it’s also the time to start shedding those extra pounds you’ve put on over the past winter and to get back in shape. But for those of you suffering with heel pain, there’s nothing worse than being sidelined and not being able to even walk comfortably, let alone run or do other activities.

Heel pain also known as plantar fasciitis is a very common condition caused by a pull, strain or tear of the plantar fascia, the tendon-like band of tissue that attaches to the bottom of your heel and helps support your arches. This can start out as mild discomfort or come on quickly and often will progress to a chronic, severely painful condition that can last for months or even years. Even getting out of bed in the morning can make you want to scream out in pain when you first step on your foot! Your whole body can start hurting from limping and taking the weight off of your painful heel. As a result, even trying to participate in outdoor activities may be out of the question, as it will often make your heel even more painful.

Many of those suffering from heel pain, aka plantar fasciitis, are often faced with the dilemma of how to get rid of it. You may have tried over-the-counter arch supports or heel cushions that helped some, but not enough. You may have been seen by your primary care physician or at urgent care and told to just rest, stretch, ice and take Ibuprofen or Aleve…with minimal results. You may even have seen a foot doctor that gave a cortisone injection to your heel and possibly fit you with a pair of “prescription” foot orthotics that may have been uncomfortable, bulky and didn’t help much to get rid of the pain.

If you have been suffering with chronic plantar fasciitis then we may be able to help you get back to doing the activities you enjoy doing…without pain! At the Westwood Foot Clinic in Golden Valley we are specialists in the treatment of heel pain – plantar fasciitis and have helped many who have given up hope of ever getting rid of their heel pain. By listening, carefully evaluating your problem and all prior treatment, and working with you, we can get you off the sidelines and back into the game-comfortably doing the activities you enjoy the most, not only this spring but all year round.

Click here or call (763) 231-2341 now for an appointment at the Westwood Foot Clinic…the first step in getting rid of your heel pain.