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

A Closer Look At Myofascial Release Techniques For Soft Tissue Pathology

Often after various tendon or ligament injuries, it is important to start some form of active or passive range of motion (ROM) through physical therapy to target collagen fiber alignment, strengthening, and prevention of postoperative scarring and adhesions One modality I use to aid in this is some form of hands-on or instrument- assisted soft… Read More

Emerging Insights On Interdigital Neuromas And Metabolic Syndrome

Author(s): Richard Jacoby, DPM, and Chad Thomas, DPM The prevalence of metabolic syndrome and diabetes is increasing at a startling rate, and there is a high occurrence of neuroma pain with patients who exhibit symptoms of metabolic syndrome. Taking a closer look at the research and offering insights from their own experience, these authors suggest… Read More

Emerging Insights On Shoe Recommendations For Patients

Author(s): Bob Baravarian, DPM, FACFAS, and Laura Bohman, DPM When patients come into the office with heel pain, tendonitis and/or capsulitis, it can be easy to convince them to stretch, massage, take anti-inflammatories, rest and use orthotics. What can often be a struggle is to alter the shoes they choose to wear as this can… Read More

How to Choose Footwear

Ask 10 people what they look for in a pair of shoes, and you may well get 10 different answers. But ask 10 podiatrists what they recommend in shoes for people with diabetes, and you’ll probably get about the same answer 10 times, with “good fit” near the top of most lists. People with diabetes… Read More


Authors: Alexander K.C. Leung, MD, and Benjamin Barankin, MD Citation: Leung AKC, Barankin B. Pitted Keratolysis. Consultant for Pediatricians. 2017.e1.http://www.consultant360.com/articles/pitted-keratolysis. A 17-year-boy presented with a 6-month history of malodorous lesions on the soles of both feet. Soaking of the feet in water tended to exacerbate the appearance of the lesions. The patient was very active… Read More


Authors: Alexander K. C. Leung, MD Alberta Children’s Hospital, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Benjamin Barankin, MD Toronto Dermatology Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Citation: Consultant. 2017;57(7):439-440. A 77-year-old man presented with swelling of his ankles and the distal third of his legs, which had begun approximately 3 years ago. With time, the swelling had… Read More