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Mentor: someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person. mentor. verb. One of the greatest joys is to pass along information and advice to younger individuals and then watch them blossom and develop. I feel there’s nothing greater than...

If your arch or areas close to the ankle hurt it may not be plantar fasciitis. It may be another very common foot and ankle problem. I've written about painful plantar fasciitis in the past and while the plantar fascia offers support to the arch, the...

Last week I attended the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) annual scientific conference in New Orleans, Louisiana and the tag line for this organization is "Proven leaders. Lifelong learners. Changing lives." This got me thinking about the whole continuing medical education process...

As I’ve said time and time again, you really don’t know how valuable your feet and ankles are until you injure them, and often times, I see patients who come in months after their initial injury in excruciating pain. I ask them, “Why on earth...

As I’ve said time and time again, foot and ankle pain is no joke. In my previous blogs, I’ve written about plantar fasciitis and Achilles tendonitis, and how many of my patients had trouble even standing up out of bed in the morning until coming to me. And while...

‘Tis the season…for treating toenail fungus? Yes! With temperatures dropping, and people trading in their open toe shoes and flip-flops for socks and boots, winter is the perfect time for treating this very common, but annoying (and sometimes painful), problem. So, what exactly is toenail fungus? Well,...

I often wonder why on earth anyone would think a hammertoe looks like a hammer. I always thought the affected toes’ claw-like appearance resembled more of a crowbar than a hammer, since the middle of the toe bends upward, and at the end, flex downward....