Taggded: podiatry

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 their best condition can make you feel better all over.  We all know, when our feet hurt, our entire body hurts!  Did you know… – …

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 dermatophytes.  The most common infective “bug,” accounting for 70% of all toenail infections, is a dermatophyte by the name of T. rubrum.  The names, none …

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 …

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 …