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Fun for the Podiatric Surgeon; Not So Much Fun for the Patient!

As a human being, I never want to see anyone get injured, but as a medical professional, if no one ever did, I would be out of a job!  So sometimes, injuries are fun to see, as it presents a challenge for determining the best option for treatment.  About a week ago a patient came …

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 …

Stress Fractures

  When a Podiatrist diagnosis a patient with a stress fracture, patients only hear the “fracture” part of the diagnosis.  However, the “stress” part of that statement is extremely important and delineates a stress fracture from other types of fracture in its mechanism of injury and prognosis for recovery.   Stress fractures differ from other …

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 …

3 Stretches To Help Prevent & Treat Heel Pain

Plantar Fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain in adults. The plantar fascia is a thick band of fibrous connective tissue that attaches to the heel bone, runs across the bottom of the foot and then fans out to connect at the base of each toe. It provides support for the arch of …