Taggded: podiatry

Turf Toe

With the advent of football season, I thought it appropriate that we try to “tackle” common injuries suffered during the season.  As some of you may know when players in …

Slips, Trips, and Falls.

Did you know that falls are the #1 cause of injuries and accidental deaths among those who are 65 and older?  This startling fact is unfortunate, and sadly, most of these falls are …

Decreasing Your Risk of Ulceration

In the diabetic population, equinus is the overwhelming commonality between patients suffering from plantar wounds associated with diabetic neuropathy.  Equinus, to explain it simply, is a lack of dorsiflexion, or …

Brachy-Who?

Brachymetatarsia is a relatively uncommon disorder of the foot, but one that is interesting in its discussion.  “Brachy” means short and “metatarsia” refers to the metatarsal bones (the long bones …

Happy National Foot Health Awareness Month!

The month of April is designated toward bringing Foot Health to the forefront of conversation, so that will be the intention of the Blog this week.  Keeping your feet in …

Laser Therapy for Treatment of Onychomycosis: Fact or Fiction?

Lets quickly review the basics: what is onychomycosis?   Onychomycosis (on-EE-ko-my-KO-sis) is a fungal infection of the nail that can be caused by 3 types of fungus: non-dermatophytic molds, yeasts, and …

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, …

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 …