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Welcome to Mt. Hood Podiatry!Be Inspired.Be active.Staying Healthy has no finish line!Thank you for choosing Dr. Kessa Mauras and Mt. Hood Podiatry as your podiatrist in Hood River, Oregon. Our goal is to help you function at your best. Mt. Hood Podiatry and Dr. Mauras believes that our patients' health needs are of the utmost importance. Our team is dedicated to providing the very best in podiatry and general foot care through preventative techniques, patient education and creating a caring and professional atmosphere. We are committed to helping you with every step you take, from a toe nail procedure to foot and ankle surgery. As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat patients and referrals. It would be our pleasure to put our extensive experience to work for you. We appreciate your business and time.Make eating fresh food fun with the family. Take advantage of your local farmer's market. Your heart will thank you for adding fresh ingredients that are high in antioxidants and nutrients to your body. Although not known to many people, certain foods can have an effect on the healthy feet. Some foods and beverages are high in purines such as shellfish, red meat, red wine, liquor and beer and they can cause very uncomfortable gout attacks. When this occurs, uric acid builds up and crystallizes in and around your joints. Additionally, uric acid is more sensitive in colder temperatures.Like walking? Fantastic. Great news!! Walking is the best exercise for your feet and it doesn't cost a penny. It helps with your general health by improving circulation, contributing to weight control. And promoting all around well being.
Spring Forward Plant bulbs in the garden, Cyling, Play a game of touch football, Yoga, Meditation, Run a race, Hiking, Tour a winery, Attend a fall festival, Go Apple picking, or take a drive in the country, Yes!! We love it!! Always wear protective appropriate and fitted clothing/ shoes. Be Comfortable. Bunions or Athletes Foot? Neuromas? Heel Pain? Please take caution. Foot and Ankle Pain is not normal. Take care of your sole. Questions and concerns, please contact us via email or call us at Mt. Hood Podiatry, Kessa Mauras, DPM @541.386.1006
Why should I “knock my socks off” and see a podiatrist?-www.apma.org
The feet can reveal diabetes warning signs such as numbness, redness, swelling, or non-healing wounds. Making at least two appointments a year with today’s podiatrist, the foot and ankle expert, to have your feet examined is a critical step in avoiding diabetic foot complications and amputation. http://www.apma.org/Learn/content.cfm?ItemNumber=1530
Care for your sole. Keep them happy and healthy.Remember, eating healthy has several health benefits. With the Summer around the corner, the heat can get pretty brutal. When out and about, always stay hydrated with plenty of water. Stretch before and after each workout, run, or activities Remember, eating healthy has several health benefits. With the Summer around the corner, the heat can get pretty brutal. When out and about, always stay hydrated with plenty of water. Stretch before and after each workout, run, or activities and StaadVisits:1234Unique Visitors:984Pageviews :2699Average Pageviews:2.1Average Time on Site:1.95 minutesBounce Rate:67.34%" Falls represent an important source of preventable
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Fact: Diabetes affects 26 million people in the US and more than 366 million people worldwide. To learn more, please visit: Diabetesatlas.org/American Diabetes Association. Approximately 25% will develop foot problems related to diabetes, and may be at risk for serious complications. Protective footwear (specially designed ‘Diabetic Shoes’) can help fight to prevent a large percentage of the 68,000 diabetic amputations that occur each year.What's new? Our hours have changed. Check out our new Fall/Winter Hours. Foot pains, take care of the sole. Check out our fantastic New products like Dr. Comfort Shoe, Dr. Jills insoles and inserts, Dr. Remedy's enriched nail care, BIOFREEZE cold pain relief theraphy, Electronic Prescribing. (eRX) is an electronic transmission of your prescription to your pharmacy of choice, insoles, inserts, creams and lotions and much much more. Most of our products are APMA approved, patient tested, podiatrist approved. Our wonderful staff is helpful and friendly. We look forward to meeting you and helping you answer any questions or concerns you may have.PADNET. Peripheral Artery Disease
Eight to twelve million Americans have PAD. Without proper treatment, 30% are likely to suffer PAD-related stroke, heart attack, amputation or death. Detection and care for PAD can be dramatically improved by connecting physicians and vascular specialists to optimize collaborative patient care with the use of PADnet. PADnet is an easy to use in-office vascular testing device for the early detection of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). Call our office today.
Diabetic Shoe Program: As a service to our patients, we proudly carry a full line of the highest quliaty footwear. We are working with Dr. Comfort Shoes Footwear. The shoe is doctor designed, patient tested and certified by the American Podiatric Medical Association. Call our office to set up a consultation with Dr. Mauras.Custom Foot Orthotics : Foot problems can cause pain, inflammation, or injury resulting in limited movement and mobility. A single foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, and 19 muscles and tendons. An average person takes 8000- 10,000 steps in a day. No wonder your feet hurt! Our custom orthotics are taken from a special mold from the foot to capture the arch of your feet. Need custom orthotics? Yes! We can help.to mooCustom foot orthotics are taken from a special mold of the foot to capture the arch in it's natural or neutral state. CusCustom foot orthotics are taken from a special mold of the foot to capture the arch in it's natural or neutral state. Custom foot orthotics are taken from a special mold of the foot to capture the arch in it's natural or neutral state.DiDDiListen to your feet. Perform a visual inspection of your feet on a regular basis for ingrown toenails, bruising, swelling, blisters, dry skin or calluses. If any of these are noticeable, make an appointment immediately to alleviate possible bigger issues down the road. Maintaining healthy feet can be obtainable. Contact us with any questions and concerns.
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