Category: Blog Posts

A Few Reminders About Diabetes

It’s been quite a while since we tackled the topic of Diabetes, and because understanding the disease and the complications it can induce throughout the body and especially your lower extremities are so important, I want to refresh your memory.   Over the next few weeks, we will discuss in detail the complications seen in lower …

What are My Risk Factors for a DVT?

When you hear someone talking about a DVT or Deep Venous Thrombosis, even if you don’t fully understand the process of the condition, it makes you a little nervous!  DVT’s, in the eyes of the general public, and in the eyes of medical professionals, are not something to “mess around with.”  The seriousness of the …

Should Little Girls Wear High Heels?

Several months ago a featured segment on a National Morning News broadcast, addressed the issue of girls from as young as 3 years old wearing high heels.  It was mentioned in the segment that these young girls are still undergoing developmental changes, and wearing heels could have implications on proper growth.  That is in fact …

HAMMER, MALLET OR CLAW, OH MY!

Hammer toes, Mallet toes, and Claw toes are three types of digital deformities of the foot that are extremely similar, yet vary from one another depending on the joint within the toe that is most affected.  The term “hammer toe” is often used to encompass all three deformities, but they are distinct entities.  To make …

Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, meaning the body’s own immune system is working against itself, which leads to the formation of psoriatic lesions on the skin that take the shape of red plaques with silvery scales.  In addition to skin plaques, the disease manifests in the nails resulting in pitting, deformation, thickening, loosening and discoloration.  …

Overpronation: Here’s What You Need to Know

Pronation refers to the way our feet naturally absorb shock when our feet strike the ground as we walk or run. During a neutral pronation, the arches of the foot flex downward and in, evenly dispersing the impact of motion. Sometimes one or both arches will flex too far inward or stay collapsed for too long …

Oh No…What About the Growth Plate?

Whenever you hear of a child suffering from an injury, automatically your mind wanders to the topic of growth plates.  We always wonder if the growth plate is affected; the concern is legitimate and needs to be thoroughly evaluated upon presentation to the doctor.  When dealing with lower extremity injuries the Podiatrist will x-ray and …

Start the New Year on the Right Foot!

A large portion of people only think about seeing a podiatrist when something goes wrong with their feet and they begin to feel pain. Yet, good foot health is essential to enjoying a better quality of life. This makes podiatry a very vital part of preventative medicine, even though much of the public is unaware of this fact. …