Posted at 10:09h
As a father of four very active and athletic children, I've seen my fair share of sports related injuries in my own family. My three girls are all swimmers competing at the club, high school and college level, while my son is a middle school...
Posted at 14:05h
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...
Posted at 10:18h
You know the old wives' tail about holding a frog? According to this folklore, you hold a frog, you get warts – simple as that. Well, fortunately for me (because as a kid, I chased many of frogs), it turns out to be false, like...
Posted at 10:17h
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.
Posted at 14:06h
‘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,...
Posted at 12:40h
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....
Posted at 08:37h
You’ve heard of someone having an “Achilles heel,” right? Basically, the term comes from ancient mythological lore based on a guy named Achilles. In short, when someone says they or someone else has an “Achilles heel,” basically they’re saying he or she has a weakness...
Posted at 09:45h
For those of you who know me, you know I often preach about the importance of paying attention to your feet. And while I’m sure at times I sound like a broken record, problems with your feet can often reveal many things about your overall...
Posted at 09:12h
Did you know there are 26 bones in your foot? That’s a lot of bones – mostly small, but all working very hard to make sure you can withstand walking, running – even standing. Each is necessary, and unfortunately, each can be broken.
As a foot...
Posted at 07:32h
Nine times out of 10, when I treat patients, there’s a visible sign that accompanies their pain. Whether it’s a fracture, a bunion, a hammertoe – these very visible signs signal to the patient that something’s wrong (along with the pain, of course)!
But there are...