Achilles tendon pain

We all start life with a limited number of bone and joint “poker chips” and these are not distributed fairly. Our genetics as passed on by our parents goes a long way to determine how prone we are to chronic tendonitis or arthritis. The different types of activities we do over the years for work…

running treadmill

I treat a wide variety of sports-related aches, pains, and injuries involving the feet and ankles. While there is no sure fire way to avoid all of these issues, there are some common workout methods that can aggravate your feet more than others. Over the years, I have learned to ask for detailed info on…

Reconstructive foot surgery

What is reconstructive foot surgery? “Reconstructive surgery” is a term you may have heard from time to time. This can mean very different things depending on what we are “reconstructing” and why. Reconstructive surgery can correct a condition you were born with like clubfoot or cleft palate. Or, it can correct something that developed due…

shoe size changing

Are my feet really growing? If you are in your 30’s or 40’s and you swear your feet must be growing because your shoes are getting tight, you are not alone. I am often asked by patients “Why are my feet a different size than they were when I was younger?” This is actually very common…

I’ll start by mentioning that I am not a big fan of this condition being referred to as a “disease.”  That word tends to upset needlessly. It’s not a “disease,” but is simply an inflammation of a growth plate in active children. A more accurate name is Sever’s Calcaneal Apophysitis, but that doesn’t exactly roll off the…

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…

When it’s back to school time, we’re also back to fall or spring sports, gym class, and recess. Summer is also often a time for additional sports activities or neighborhood pickup games.  With any physical activity comes the risk of sports related injuries. The most common of these is ankle sprains, which in my opinion…

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…

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…

Tis the season for witches and warts! But foot warts aren’t selective to green-faced brewers; even the cleanest mortals can fall prey to these nasty little growths. Foot warts can be the most persistent, painful, and embarrassing nuisances, but sometimes it seems it would take a magic spell to be rid of them! But take…

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