Category: Blog Posts

Circulation in the Diabetic Patient

Patient’s recently diagnosed with diabetes are often encouraged to visit a Podiatrist for a complete lower extremity exam, but the reason for this evaluation is unknown to the patient!  Podiatrists have expert knowledge in understanding the lower extremity in addition to the affects that diabetes can take on the body, and we will evaluate you and identify …

3 things to heal a Diabetic Ulcer

Diabetic ulcers are becoming one of the major causes of amputation of a toe or limb.  A small sore can turn into a large wound in a very small amount of time.  If you are diabetic, it is important to seek proper care and precautions need to be taken in order to prevent ulcers and to …

It Feels Like My Ankle is Constantly “Giving Out.”

  Often we have patients who present to the office with a feeling of “giving out” of their ankle that is not typically preceded by a triggering event at the moment they suffer that feeling.  They often have associated ankle pain and relay a long history of athletic related ankle sprains or ankle fracture in …

Ankle Fracture Season is Among Us!

With the snow and ice fast approaching the number of patients heading to the emergency room with suspected ankle fractures is quickly rising! This week I want to talk about a different type of fracture associated with ankle injuries: the 5th metatarsal base fracture! The 5th metatarsal bone is a long bone in the foot that connects the …

Signs of Flatfoot (PTTD)

There are some diagnostic signs and tests that your podiatrist uses to determine if you have the condition, as well as how far the condition has advanced. Pain along the course of the posterior tibial tendon is the most important sign when diagnosing PTTD.  The posterior tibialis tendon wraps around the inside of the ankle …

Nails, nails, nails……

A question that we encounter from patients on a near daily basis is: can you really tell the status of a person’s overall health by looking at their nails?  The answer, although it seems strange, is yes, to some extent a Podiatrist can understand a lot about a patients overall health just by looking at …

Fitness ‘Kicks’

Over the past few years more and more shoe companies have been branding and advertising ‘workout’ sneakers that promise to tone your buttocks and thighs by simply wearing the sneakers during normal daily activities.  Consumers have responded favorably to such advertising gimmicks and on any given Saturday at the grocery store, a handful of shoppers …

Navicular Fractures

To start us off into the world of rare pathologies, we will be covering navicular fractures this week.  A navicular fracture is rare but can be seen, especially in athletes.  First, lets talk about what and where the navicular bone is. The navicular is a bone in the foot also known as the scaphoid bone.  …