• Steps to eliminate heel pain. Part 2

    Steps to Eliminate Heel Pain, Part Two

    “Ow!” Is that the word of the day for you most of the time? If so, you need relief from your foot pain fast. I’m here to help. I’m Doctor Paul Betschart and I am a foot doctor in Danbury. Today, I would like to present part two of my three part series on ways that you can eliminate heel pain. Footwear is everything! If you are on your feet all day at work, are an avid runner, or are involved in other forms of athletics, it is important to choose footwear that provides sufficient cushioning and support for your feet. Your feet need the assistance of absorbing the shock of pounding the pavement. Just changing your shoes can help a lot. However, if you suffer with heel pain, you should also stay under the watchful eye of a licensed podiatrist. Why not come see me, here in Danbury or Middlebury? I will get to the root of the problem and get you back in action fast!

  • Steps to Eliminate Heel Pain, Part One

    Steps to Eliminate Heel Pain, Part One

    If you suffer with intense heel pain, you will be excited to read today’s post. Hello friends, this is Doctor Paul Betschart, and I’m here today to give residents of Danbury tips on eliminating heel pain. One of the ways to find relief from heel pain is to give your feet rest every day. If you work a job that keeps you on your feet all day, especially a position where you are continually pounding the pavement, your feet are going to naturally become tired and sore. At the end of the day, put your feet up and relax. Take some time to allow your heels to recover from the strain that they’ve been put through.

    If you suffer with heel pain, I invite you to come visit me at my podiatry office here in Danbury.

    We will get you better fast!

  • Don’t be a prisoner of Foot Pain!

    I know that many foot ailments can be life-interrupting.
    I’m Doctor Paul Betschart, a podiatrist in Danbury. Sometimes foot pain can be excruciating and keep you from doing the things that you would like. Sometimes unsightly afflictions can cause embarrassment to the point where you cover your feet as much as possible.
    I want to encourage you that there is hope for whatever condition you are dealing with. You don’t have to keep suffering and living like a prisoner day after day.
    I would love to help you get your life back. Why not make an appointment today to see me, Doctor Betschart, at my office in Danbury Get a FREE Consultation by calling 203-791-0466 or use the request box on the home page

  • The Connection Between Weight and Flatfoot

    The Connection Between Weight and Flatfoot

    Many people may not realize how much their weight affects their feet, but it is actually quite a significant factor in one’s health and well-being. Good day, Danbury! This is Doctor Paul Betschart here to talk to you today about the connection between our weight and a condition called flatfoot. If you’ve been thinking about losing those extra pounds, let me give you a great reason to do so. Our weight put a lot of pressure on the main tendon that holds up the arch on our foot, and over time, that tendon can weaken if it continually put under stress. If the tendon gives way, then we lose our arch and thus become flatfooted. Because of this condition, weight is then applied to other parts of the foot, which causes severe pain and agony.

    If you have flatfoot, please come see me for help at my office here in Danbury, CT.

  • What is Diabetic Foot?

    What is Diabetic Foot?

    It is estimated that nearly 25% of individuals that have been diagnosed with diabetes experience complications with their feet. Hi, I’m Doctor Paul Betschart, and I have a podiatry practice here in Danbury, CT. I know how difficult it can be sometimes to fight the condition known as diabetic foot. I’m here to help. Diabetic foot is a condition where small cuts and bruises on the feet can become dangerous, due to the fact that many diabetics experience neuropathy, which keeps them from detecting injuries. Therefore, a simple blister can turn into a foot ulcer that eats away at the flesh if not dealt with promptly. While it is important for diabetics to regularly check their feet for any injuries, it is equally necessary to have regular check-ups at your local podiatrist’s office. If you live in the Danbury area, please keep me in mind for your next appointment.

  • The Podiatrist’s War Against Foot Ulcers

    The Podiatrist’s War Against Foot Ulcers

    Foot ulcers. I shudder just thinking about them. I’m Doctor Paul Betschart, and I’m a podiatrist here in Danbury, CT. I am on a mission to help my patients combat foot ulcers and eliminate them entirely. Foot ulcers are sneaky, especially since they start off small in the form of a blister or abrasion, and then develop into an open wound. The most common suffers of this condition are diabetics who struggle with neuropathy. This is a dangerous combination, because neuropathy hinders the body from sensing the normal pains of a wound, thus potentially leaving it undetected and open for further development and infection. If you suffer with foot ulcers, or are concerned about the potential for developing one, I want to help you conquer them head-on! Stop by and see me, at my office in Danbury and let’s talk!

  • Risk Factors for Foot Fractures

    Risk Factors for Foot Fractures

    I’m Doctor Paul Betschart, a podiatrist in Danbury, where we love making your feet happy. Today, I want to talk to you about some of the risk factors for foot fractures, which are more common than you might think. Foot fractures stem from shock and trauma to the bones in the feet. Athletes who repeatedly put stress on their feet, or who suddenly twist their feet during an activity are at risk for experiencing a fracture. However, the non-athletic among us are also at risk, as something as simple as a fall or dropping a heavy can on your foot from the kitchen cupboard can cause problems as well. Osteoporosis and age are two of the most significant factors, since the bones are more fragile and apt to break.

    If you suspect that you might have a foot fracture, I invite you to come and see me, at my podiatry office here in Danbury.

  • TIPS FOR THOSE WITH A FOOT FRACTURE

    Tips for Those with a Foot Fracture

    Foot fractures can be very painful. I know; I help people with the condition all the time. I’m Doctor Paul Betschart, and I am a podiatrist here in Danbury. I would like to give you a few tips for proper treatment of a foot fracture. Foot fractures must be addressed as quickly as possible, preferably when the pain and swelling first begin. Not only can bones grow back together incorrectly, but foot fractures can turn into severe and chronic arthritis down the road if left untreated. Furthermore, putting repeated pressure on the fracture can result in a complete break. You need to get off of your feet as much as possible.

    If you’re looking for a foot doctor to help you with a suspected fracture, I’d love to assist you. Please feel free to stop by my podiatry office here in Danbury and let’s talk!

  • What does fungal nail look like?

    What Does Fungal Nail Look Like?

    Fungal nail is not a pretty sight. If you have it, you know that there’s a serious issue with your nail. Hello everyone, this is Doctor Paul Betschart here today to give residents of Danbury a few pointers in identifying the common condition called fungal nail.

    Fungal nail appears in four variations:

    1) The nail begins turning white or yellow and begins to detach from the bed at the sides.

    2) A layer of foreign white material appears on the nail and persists on a daily basis.

    3) The cuticles turn yellow, making the nail appear as if it is discolored at the root.

    4) The entire nail plate turns yellow or green and becomes painful and swollen.

    If you have fungal nail, I can help. I invite you to visit me at my podiatry office here in Danbury.

    Your feet will be glad you did!

  • From Painful to Pampered

    From Painful to Pampered

    I know that you don’t want your feet to hurt anymore. You’re tired of the suffering, and you know that you need help. Well, you’ve come to the right place. I’m Doctor Betschart and I am a local foot doctor here in Danbury. I want to help relieve the pain and suffering that you are experiencing and make your feet happy and healthy again. Maybe you’ve even shed a few tears because of the intense ache that you feel after standing on your feet all day. Perhaps you’ve been longing to wear sandals, but have been afraid to because of the embarrassment you feel about how your feet look. You need to find relief right away. Wouldn’t it be so nice just to go for a pedicure again? I can make it happen, but you need to come see me first. I invite you to visit my podiatry office in Danbury or Middlebury and take the first steps to freedom.