Category: Foot Health Tips

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 and …

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 …

Start the New Year on the Right Foot!

A large portion of people only think about seeing a podiatrist when something goes wrong with their feet and they begin to feel pain. Yet, good foot health is essential to enjoying a better quality of life. This makes podiatry a very vital part of preventative medicine, even though much of the public is unaware of this fact.   Why …

Please, check your feet!!

Diabetic neuropathy is one of the most common complications that as Podiatrist we see in our diabetic patient population.  At this time of the year it is very important to review neuropathy, its causes, and the importance of daily foot checks at home to prevent complications associated with having neuropathy.  Neuropathy by definition is disease …

No More Vaseline!

The most common response from my patients, when asked about what agents they use to moisturize their legs and feet is: Vaseline.  It is a complete myth that Vaseline moisturizes skin, but it does a very good job at creating that façade! The skin is composed of three main layers: the epidermis, dermis and subcuticular …

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 fractures in …