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Nails, nails, nails……

A question that we encounter from patients on a near daily basis is: can you really tell the status of a person’s overall health by looking at their nails?  The answer, although it seems strange, is yes, to some extent a Podiatrist can understand a lot about a patients overall health just by looking at …

Fitness ‘Kicks’

Over the past few years more and more shoe companies have been branding and advertising ‘workout’ sneakers that promise to tone your buttocks and thighs by simply wearing the sneakers during normal daily activities.  Consumers have responded favorably to such advertising gimmicks and on any given Saturday at the grocery store, a handful of shoppers …

Navicular Fractures

To start us off into the world of rare pathologies, we will be covering navicular fractures this week.  A navicular fracture is rare but can be seen, especially in athletes.  First, lets talk about what and where the navicular bone is.   The navicular is a bone in the foot also known as the scaphoid bone.  …

Red, White and Blue!! (and we’re not talking about the 4th of July)

As we continue our journey this month through some of the more uncommon podiatric injuries, pathologies and diagnoses, I’d like to discuss Raynauds Disease.  Raynauds is defined as an abnormal or overly aggressive constriction of the small arteries in the toes and fingers precipitated by exposure to cold temperatures.  When the small arteries constrict, circulation …

A Marathoner’s Nightmare!

Blisters can be a marathoner’s worst nightmare, especially when they occur towards the front of the race, as with each step they are constantly reminding the runner of their presence!  The root of all evils when it comes to blister formation is moisture.  Blister formation occurs when friction and moisture combine separating the top layer …

Imaging, Imaging and More Imaging!

As Podiatrist’s we order A LOT of imaging studies for our patients.  Such studies include x-rays, MRI’s, CT Scans, Bone Scans, and Ultrasound to name a few.  It may sometimes seem unnecessary and annoying because treatment is occasionally postponed until the results of such studies are received, but I assure you, they have their purpose.  …