Jennifer Hone MD


Charcot Foot

Charcot (say “shar-ko”) foot is a foot deformity that results from nerve damage in the foot or ankle. The nerve damage may cause minor pain and then a loss of sensation that increases the risk of injury to the feet. When the foot is repeatedly injured, the weight-bearing joints start breaking down. This condition most…

Diabetes: Amputation for Foot Problems

Blood vessel and nerve damage linked with diabetes can lead to serious infections that are extremely hard to treat. Often the first place you have a problem is your feet. When you lose the ability to feel your toes and feet, you are more likely to injure them without knowing it. Even a minor injury, such as a small cut…

Diabetes: Steps for Foot-Washing

Because you have diabetes, you need to wash your feet carefully each day. Post this list of proper foot-washing steps in your bathroom. Wash and dry your feet Use warm (not hot) water. Check the water temperature with your wrists, not your feet. Wash all areas of your feet, especially the underside of your toes and…

Metabolic Syndrome

Discusses metabolic syndrome, a group of health problems that increase risk for diabetes and heart disease (coronary artery disease). Covers risk factors like obesity, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Covers diet and exercise to improve health.

Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of conditions related to the body’s metabolism. These conditions include excess body fat (particularly abdominal obesity); elevated triglycerides, blood pressure, and blood sugar; and low HDL cholesterol (the “good” cholesterol). Metabolic syndrome is closely linked to insulin resistance…