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Don't Let Your Feet Ruin Your Day at the Beach May 31st, 2020

Summer Foot Care Tips:    Puncture wounds and cuts: Wear shoes to protect your feet from puncture wounds and cuts caused by sea shells, broken glass and other sharp objects. Don’t go in the water if your skin gets cut – bacteria in oceans and lakes can cause infection. To avoid...

TeleMedicine and TeleVisits: What you need to know Mar 18th, 2020

As we navigate through the uncertainty of the Coronavirus, or the novel Covid-19 virus, one thing we have all learned:  It is extremely contagious and life-threatening to those who are elderly and/or immunocompromised.  In an effort to reduce exposure and minimize risk of exposure to the virus, increased use of...

After the Holidays Dec 31st, 2019

It’s that time again.  The holiday feasts, cookies and pies, wine and spirits.  It was fun while it lasted, until we realize that we have neglected our bodies and can’t fit into our favorite jeans.  We often decide to coin our favorite expression “after the holidays” we’ll get to the...

Keep Your Feet Safe at the Gym in the New Year Dec 14th, 2019

In the New Year, don’t forget to keep your feet in tip-top shape while following through with your resolutions to get fit.   Start new workouts gradually— Increase your stamina and the length of your workouts gradually to avoid overuse injuries such as stress fractures or tendon strains and sprains....

For Many, Winter is Fall Season Nov 29th, 2019

The ankle joint is vulnerable to serious injury from hard falls on ice. Ice accelerates the fall and often causes more severe trauma because the foot can go in any direction after slipping.  Often, in cases of less severe fractures and sprains, it’s possible to walk and mistakenly believe the injury doesn’t require...

Don't Ignore Flat Feet! Nov 15th, 2019

Foot problems such as bunions, hammertoes, arthritis and calluses can be prevented by the treatment and prevention of adult flatfoot. Treating this common disorder can reduce the incidence of additional painful foot problems and improve a person’s overall health, according to research published in an issue of the Journal of...

November is National Diabetes Month! Oct 31st, 2019

Daily care can help to avoid diabetic foot complications. People with diabetes are 10 times more likely to have a lower limb amputated than people without diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association. This common disease can cause poor blood circulation and nerve damage in the feet, making them vulnerable to...

Technology and Medicine: Helping Patients and Their Doctors Work Together Oct 23rd, 2019

Initially, the Internet developed as a way to communicate with others in a quicker manner, such as email and chat rooms. It evolved to provide access and tools for research and information, making the encyclopedia obsolete. Next came e-commerce (Amazon) and the explosion of streaming media (Netflix).  Most recently, the...

Fix Feet First Before Weight Loss Resolutions Oct 17th, 2019

Many of the estimated 70 million obese Americans are trapped in a life-threatening cycle: Obesity aggravates foot problems, like heel pain and flat feet; sore feet make it hard to exercise and lose weight; and without exercise, obesity worsens and increases progression of diabetes, heart disease and other serious health...

Bunion Surgery FAQ's Oct 10th, 2019

Is the surgery painful? The level of pain experienced after bunion surgery differs from patient to patient. Most patients will experience discomfort for the first two to three days.  However, if you closely follow the postoperative care instructions, you can help minimize pain and swelling after your bunion surgery. What...