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

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