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6 Ways to Prevent Chronic Ankle Instability

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in Foot Pain, Uncategorized | Comments Off on 6 Ways to Prevent Chronic Ankle Instability

6 Ways to Prevent Chronic Ankle Instability

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The Importance of Prescription Orthotics

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Diabetic Foot Care, Foot Care, Foot Pain | Comments Off on The Importance of Prescription Orthotics

The Importance of Prescription Orthotics

A variety of orthotics can be used to correct conditions of the foot and ankle. Orthotics align the foot and ankle while providing support. This allows them to prevent, correct, or accommodate foot deformities and improve the overall function of the foot or ankle.

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Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Podiatry

Posted by on Aug 5, 2015 in Foot Care | Comments Off on Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Podiatry

Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Podiatry

August is Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness month. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a genetic disorder that is expressed in several forms, classified by age of onset and motor function. It is the second most common autosomal-recessive inherited disorder in the U.S. and is the leading genetic cause of death in infants. The common factor with all forms of SMA is that it leads to progressive muscle wasting and motor impairment.   Spinal Muscular Atrophy Types The spinal muscular atrophies manifest over a wide range of severity and ages,...

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Do Flip-Flops Hurt Your Feet?

Posted by on Jun 28, 2015 in Foot Care, Foot Pain | Comments Off on Do Flip-Flops Hurt Your Feet?

Do Flip-Flops Hurt Your Feet?

Flip-flops are a summer favorite! They’re easy to slide off and on that make great beach and pool wear. But do flip-flops damage your feet? The short answer: yes. This doesn’t mean you have to ditch your flip-flops though. Flip-Flops: The Good Flip-flops are great for the poolside and beach because they’re easy to slide on and off and actually serve to protect your feet from grounds that are too hot. They also protect your feet against plantar warts and athlete’s foot in public showers. They’re great because they’re not confining. Your feet...

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What is Podiatry?

Posted by on Apr 10, 2015 in Foot Care | Comments Off on What is Podiatry?

What is Podiatry?

Podiatry is a branch of medicine that focuses specifically on the foot, ankle and lower leg. A doctor of podiatric medicine (DPM), more commonly known as a podiatrist, is to feet what a dentist is to a mouth. Podiatrists specialize in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders related to the foot, ankle and lower leg. Similar to other doctors, podiatrists have extensive schooling. A podiatrist’s four-years of medical school, followed by a three year hospital residency, prepares them to work extensively on your lower extremities....

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Frostbite: Arm Yourself with Facts

Posted by on Mar 3, 2015 in Foot Care | Comments Off on Frostbite: Arm Yourself with Facts

Frostbite: Arm Yourself with Facts

With record lows, frostbite should be taken seriously. Unfortunately, as we see in our office, all too often it’s not. It starts innocent enough, you brush it off – you can handle a little cold, you always have. This article is especially important for those who work out in the cold, dedicated runners, skiers, snowboarders and anyone else who is out in the cold on a regular basis. Frostbite 101 Frostbite is a serious injury to the body. It most commonly occurs in the parts of the body farthest from the heart, such as fingers and toes, and...

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High Heels: Moderation Is Key!

Posted by on Feb 22, 2015 in Foot Care, Foot Pain | Comments Off on High Heels: Moderation Is Key!

High Heels: Moderation Is Key!

In May 2014, a study conducted by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) concluded that high heels were the number one source of female foot pain: “With high heels, moderation is key. It’s best not to wear them every day,” said Matthew G. Garoufalis, DPM, past president of APMA. “Daily heel-wearing can cause the Achilles tendon, the strong tendon at the back of your ankle, to shrink. This increases your risk of an injury while doing activities in flat shoes, including exercise.”   High Heels Impact The Feet High heels shift a...

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When Feet Go Untreated: 5 Things You May Not Know

Posted by on Feb 12, 2015 in Diabetic Foot Care, Foot Care, Foot Pain | Comments Off on When Feet Go Untreated: 5 Things You May Not Know

When Feet Go Untreated: 5 Things You May Not Know

Like many ailments, when feet go untreated, it leads to complications down the road. Can you think of one health problem where the earlier you catch it the worse off you are? We can’t. In the field of podiatry, there are a number of problems we see that with earlier intervention, we can save the patient pain, time, money, and more. Thus, we’ve put together a list 5 common foot problems we often see go untreated.   Nail and Foot Fungus   Fungal infections of the skin and nails of the feet are very common. Once an infection is...

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Winter Foot Care Tips

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Foot Care, Products, Sports | Comments Off on Winter Foot Care Tips

Winter Foot Care Tips

No matter what your New Years resolution, you need your feet to get you where you want to go. The winter time can wreak havoc on our feet in so many ways… From fungal infections to common injuries, we have tips to help ensure a healthy winter for your feet!   Custom Shoe Fittings Prevent Injury First things first – make sure to buy properly fitted boots. This is especially important for children. Although winter boots – or ski and snowboarding footwear – may be pricey, it’s not a good idea to buy a size...

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Diabetes Awareness Month

Posted by on Nov 15, 2014 in Diabetic Foot Care | Comments Off on Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes Awareness Month

Since it’s Diabetes Awareness Month, it’s a great time to talk about the foot care required for diabetics. Diabetics are at high risk for foot related injuries and complications. Our Diabetic Care includes: Foot ulcers Vascular and neurological work up Dermatological evaluation Gait analysis Appropriate shoe gear Nutrition Diabetes is the leading cause of amputations of the lower limbs. Diabetic foot screenings are performed twice a year in our office along with your patient’s routine diabetic care scheduled every 9 weeks. We...

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