chronic nerve pain medication

My motivation for writing this blog is to reach out to those taking medications for their nerve pain; to encourage you to pause and consider other options for treating your restless legs or neuropathy. To help illustrate my point, I would like to share with you a story: A patient I recently saw, I’ll call…

what causes hammertoe

What are hammertoes? What causes this condition? What can you do about it? Today, we will discuss all those things. Most patients with hammertoes wonder why their toes are starting to curl or why they are no longer straight. While there can be other causes, like trauma, genetics plays the biggest role in their development, causing toes…

Active Life

Get Back to Your Active Life The more time I spend with patients, the more I see that no matter what their symptoms are, their primary desire is essentially the same. They want to get back to their previous activity level, and they want to do it fast. Whether they are a runner, busy parent,…

mobility triangle

I’ve always been a visual learner, and I’ve always liked to teach. I have a passion for helping those with neuropathy, and challenging the status quo in regards to it. Putting all these together, I’ve come up with the concept of the mobility triangle. Why? Well, before I was trained in the treatment of neuropathy…

ingrown toenails in children

Ingrown nails are a very common (and usually very painful) condition for all ages of people.  Approximately three million ingrown nails are treated annually in the US.  This problem is especially common in children between the ages of 9 and 18, and the big toe is by far the most common nail affected. Causes of…

The alarm went off too early that day. I thought I had it perfectly planned how to get to the airport on time, but it still became a rush to get to the gate to Seattle. This is the intro to my other life. For the last six years, my other life has revolved around…

Plantar Warts

Children and Plantar Warts Plantar warts (simply: warts on the feet) are a very common issue for people of all ages.  It’s estimated that 7-10% of the US population has some type of wart infection.  It’s especially prevalent in children, with approximately 10-20% of children in the US affected.  These are most common from the…

hip replacement and drop foot

Many improvements have been made for patients who need hip replacement surgery. My experience with patients has been that most will say “If I knew it was going to help me this much I would have had it done earlier.” The concept of replacement of these joints has helped many to continue enjoying a more…

Diabetes Foot Amputation

So, you’ve been told you’re a diabetic, and the first thing that enters your mind is the possibility of an amputation. Wow, a scary thought! I want to show you how this can happen. As a diabetic you need to hear this, to arm yourself with knowledge. I’m alarmed at how few people truly understand…

Paediatric Sever's Disease

My oldest son has been dealing with heel pain for the last month.  He is a very active 9-year-old with soccer, basketball, baseball and running.  Currently, he is playing soccer this fall.  He is a classic example of a young boy or girl from 8-14 years old who commonly suffer from Sever’s Disease.  I know…

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