Plantar fasciitis: a pain in the heel

If your first few steps out of bed in the morning cause a stabbing pain in the heel of your foot, it’s very likely you are suffering from plantar fasciitis.         Plantar fasciitis involves the inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects… Read More

Bunions | Foot Health | Patients | APMA

What Is a Bunion? A bunion is commonly referred to as a “bump” on the joint at the base of the big toe—the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint—that forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place. The toe is forced to bend toward the others, causing an often painful lump… Read More

How the secret to a longer life is at your feet

Great posture starts with your feet,’ explains Dr Rogers. ‘The foundation of a building provides a base of stability that supports the entire structure, therefore a weak foundation leads to collapse. The same happens with your feet.’ Each foot should function almost as a tripod, with the big toe, the little toe and the heel… Read More

10 Scary Pedicure Dangers That Could Land You in the ER

If your local salon gets even a little careless, you can be exposed to a host of pedicure problems. Here are some scary situations you’ll want to avoid Callus removers   Many salons offer callus remover procedures, often using cheese grater-like devices (or the real things!), but this can be very dangerous, warns Jacqueline Sutera,… Read More

Current Concepts With The Female Triad And Sports Injuries

Author(s):  Jeffrey A. Ross, DPM, MD, FACFAS   Women with the female athlete triad can experience lower extremity injuries as a result of low energy that may be associated with interrelated conditions such as eating disorders, menstrual dysfunction and low bone mineral density. Accordingly, this author shares pertinent insights in diagnosing and managing these issues… Read More

The 7 Most Important Things To Know About Foot And Ankle Pain

Most people don’t realize just how serious foot or ankle pain can become. In our experience, it usually takes most people over a month to finally see a specialist for a foot or ankle concern. The prevailing thought is… the pain will go away on its own. That rarely happens, mainly because we use our… Read More

A Review Of Soccer Shoes For Adolescent Athletes

With the explosion in participation in youth soccer in recent decades, becoming more familiar with soccer shoes will help podiatric physicians advise patients on preventing lower extremity injuries. This author provides a guide to soccer shoe anatomy, field conditions and fitting shoes. Soccer is the fastest growing youth sport in America. According to the United… Read More

Current Insights On Diabetic Dermopathy

I often see patients with diabetes in my office and wound center. These patients commonly present with diabetic dermopathy. Diabetic dermopathy consists of small, round, brown atrophic skin lesions that occur on the shins of patients with diabetes.1 The lesions are asymptomatic and reportedly occur in up to 55 percent of patients with diabetes but the… Read More

14 tips for happy, healthy feet

1 Choose Leather Natural fibres such as leather ‘breathe’, flex, stretch and mould to your foot shape. This enables the shoe to conform to the uniqueness of your foot, allowing natural movement. The natural flow of air and the breathability of leather keeps feet cooler and freer from friction – which means blisters and rashes… Read More

A Closer Look At The ADA’s Recommendations For Distal Symmetric Polyneuropathy

Diabetic neuropathies are the most common complication of diabetes. Study results vary but reportedly 30 to 90 percent of patients with diabetes have peripheral neuropathy.1 Distal symmetric polyneuropathy is the most common form of diabetic neuropathy, accounting for approximately 75 percent of cases.2 Given the profound complications that can severely affect patients’ quality of life,… Read More