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    • OCTOBER 17, 2019
    What Subway Trains and Feet Have in Common

    What Subway Trains and Feet Have in Common

    I remember the first time I rode in a subway. I was utterly fascinated by all the tunnels running underground and how intricate the maps and routes were. What was even more fascinating was how tight…

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    • OCTOBER 10, 2019
    This Blog Might Hit a Nerve

    This Blog Might Hit a Nerve

    Remember the game Operation?  This was very popular in my house growing up, and I was always trying to get my big sister to play it with me. There was something so satisfying about taking a tiny little…

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    • OCTOBER 3, 2019
    If the Shoe Fits

    If the Shoe Fits

    Clogs, flats, athletic shoes, high heels…   There are infinite shoe choices these days. Unfortunately, like many things today, the average shoe is not the quality it used to be. This means that…

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    • SEPTEMBER 26, 2019
    Is Being Flexible Always a Good Thing?

    Is Being Flexible Always a Good Thing?

    In most situations, being flexible is a positive thing. After all, life is easier if you were, say, picking out a place for dinner and were flexible about the type of cuisine. However, too much flexibility…

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    • SEPTEMBER 12, 2019
    “Bracing News” – Ankle Instability and Bracing Trends

    “Bracing News” – Ankle Instability and Bracing Trends

    One of the most commonly undertreated conditions in the field of podiatry is ankle sprains. Given the long term issues associated with ankle sprains and long term instability (or “weak” ankles),…

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    • SEPTEMBER 5, 2019
    My Experience with Orthotics

    My Experience with Orthotics

    Years ago, I took walking without pain for granted. Fast forward through more than ten years in practice, and I am thankful each day for being able to work, play tennis, exercise, and live my life without…

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    • AUGUST 29, 2019
    Pediatric Fractures – What to Know

    Pediatric Fractures – What to Know

    I remember how adventurous I was as a child—seemingly fearless. I had not a worry in the world, and I felt I could accomplish anything. That all changed when I was in third grade. I was making my…

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    • AUGUST 22, 2019
    Pediatric Flatfoot

    Pediatric Flatfoot

    There are a lot of things that are just meant to be flat: pancakes, farm fields, televisions (who would go back to those heavy TVs with knobs?). Feet are not one of these things. A semi-flexible arch…

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    • AUGUST 15, 2019
    What Heel Pain Means for Your Child

    What Heel Pain Means for Your Child

    Growing and active kids may experience heel pain. As a parent, it can be difficult to know what’s cause for concern and what’s normal. Heel pain can be the result of trauma and indicate a fracture…

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    • AUGUST 8, 2019
    At What Age Should My Child See a Podiatrist?

    At What Age Should My Child See a Podiatrist?

    Foot problems can affect people of all ages, from infants to geriatric patients. When it comes to your infant or toddler, it may not cross your mind to take them to the podiatrist, but early recognition…

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    • JULY 4, 2019
    Posterior Tibial Tendonitis/Tendinopathy

    Posterior Tibial Tendonitis/Tendinopathy

    Alec, I’ll take “important tendons in my foot” for $400, please… Meet the Posterior Tibial Tendon. This band of tissue starts in the inner calf and courses behind the inner ankle bone. It then…

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    • JUNE 28, 2019
    The Pesky Peroneal Tendons

    The Pesky Peroneal Tendons

    What are they? The peroneal (per-o-ne-al) tendons are bands of tissue extending from the calf muscle, down the fibula (lower leg bone), and over the outside of the ankle. You have two in each leg. One…

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    • JUNE 13, 2019
    Working Your (Foot’s) Core

    Working Your (Foot’s) Core

    Good health involves every part of your body and your core is vitally important for your health…the core of your foot, that is! Yes, the foot has a core. You may know it as the “arch” of your…

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    • JUNE 6, 2019
    Running Shoe Olympics

    Running Shoe Olympics

    When it comes to running shoes, there’s some steep competition for who is the best. Knowing what brands or styles to buy can be overwhelming with the plethora of choices available. But in the Olympics…

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    • MAY 30, 2019
    Poor Running Technique and How it Affects You

    Poor Running Technique and How it Affects You

    Running is a wonderful form of exercise. Not only does it work out your body, but many runners cite the mental benefits of reduced stress. However, if you’re running with an improper technique, you…

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    • MAY 23, 2019
    Running/Walking Injuries

    Running/Walking Injuries

    Walking and running are great for your health… mostly. Unfortunately, walking and running injuries are common and can affect your ability to participate in these daily activities. Here, we break down…

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    • MAY 16, 2019
    Achilles Surgery: Is It Right For You?

    Achilles Surgery: Is It Right For You?

    If you’ve learned anything this month, hopefully you’ve learned how vital your Achilles tendon is to your daily foot and ankle functioning. If you have experienced acute or chronic pain in your…

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    • MAY 9, 2019
    Achilles & Calf Muscles—BFFs

    Achilles & Calf Muscles—BFFs

    The Achilles tendon is closely connected to the calf muscle. In fact, one might say they are best friends. The calf is made of several bundles of muscles including the gastrocnemius and the soleus….

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    • APRIL 25, 2019
    Achilles Ruptures and What to Do

    Achilles Ruptures and What to Do

    Last week we discussed the importance of the Achilles tendon. Today, we explore how it can be affected by chronic and acute damage. A healthy tendon does not rupture. If you experience a tendon rupture—either…

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    • APRIL 18, 2019
    All Things Achilles

    All Things Achilles

    The Achilles tendon is the largest and strongest tendon in the body. It is located on the back of the lower leg, surrounded by the calf muscle. The calf muscle is made up of three structures that serve…

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    • APRIL 9, 2019
    Do You Fear Your Ingrown Toenails?

    Do You Fear Your Ingrown Toenails?

    Are you someone who avoids the podiatrist because you fear medical procedures? Well, if you’re living with an ingrown toenail, you have nothing to worry about from our corrective procedure. An ingrown…

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    • APRIL 3, 2019
    Evolving Treatments in Plantar Fasciitis

    Evolving Treatments in Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar fasciitis is painful and needs to be treated. Because our tendons are vital to foot movement, healing is slow because we continue to walk and move. Standard treatments for plantar fasciitis include…

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    • MARCH 28, 2019
    Heel Pain Surgery

    Heel Pain Surgery

    Heel pain can stem from many causes. Most commonly, it occurs due to plantar fasciitis, bursitis, or Achilles tendonitis. When heel pain just won’t go away and conservative treatments aren’t making a…

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    • MARCH 21, 2019
    Heel Pain & What To Do About

    Heel Pain & What To Do About

    Do you have pain that starts in your heel with your first steps every morning? This is known as post-static dyskinesia. Let’s break it down. Post–after Static–resting Dis–bad Kinesia–movement…

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    • MARCH 14, 2019
    Plantar Fasciitis: Overview and FAQs

    Plantar Fasciitis: Overview and FAQs

    Plantar fasciitis. We talk about it a lot, and for good reason. There are more than 3 million cases treated in the US each year. Why is it so common? Because the plantar fascia is doing all the work, all…

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    • FEBRUARY 21, 2019
    Flat Foot Corrections

    Flat Foot Corrections

    Flat feet are incredibly common and not everyone with flat feet is symptomatic. But some people with flatfoot deformities experience daily, debilitating pain that interferes with normal activity. In these…

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    • FEBRUARY 14, 2019
    Orthotics for Flat Feet

    Orthotics for Flat Feet

    You may have recently learned that flatfoot affects approximately 40% of the population. While not everyone with flatfoot or fallen arches will experience pain, symptomatic flat feet can be helped with…

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    • FEBRUARY 7, 2019
    Breaking Down Flatfoot Mechanics

    Breaking Down Flatfoot Mechanics

    Flat feet occurs in almost 40% of the population, but many people don’t understand the mechanics behind it. Like every other part of our bodies (nose, eyes, height, etc), the makeup and structure of…

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    • JANUARY 21, 2019
    Surgical Highlight: Bunions

    Surgical Highlight: Bunions

    Do you have a bunion? Has it grown progressively worse despite conservative treatments? Are you nervous about bunion surgery? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should keep reading. Many…

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    • JANUARY 3, 2019
    What is a Bunion?

    What is a Bunion?

    If you see a bony bump at the base of your big toe and your big toe is pushing toward your second toe, you may have a bunion. A bunion, also called Hallux Valgus, forms when the joint capsule and tissues…

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    • DECEMBER 27, 2018
    Keep Feet Healthy This Winter

    Keep Feet Healthy This Winter

    Whether you enjoy traversing the winter landscapes or you stay cozied up inside under the blankets, proper foot care during winter is critical for your health. If your feet aren’t dressed properly when…

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    • DECEMBER 21, 2018
    When Things Stop Circulating

    When Things Stop Circulating

    What goes around comes around. And around and around and around… The four chambers of your heart pump approximately 2000 gallons of blood through your heart and around your body each day. Your life depends…

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    • DECEMBER 13, 2018
    Frostbitten Toes…Oh No!

    Frostbitten Toes…Oh No!

    ‘Tis the season… …for cold injuries that is!  If you’re going outside this winter, you need to be aware of the different types of cold injuries, what they feel and look like, and how to treat…

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    • DECEMBER 6, 2018
    All About Edema

    All About Edema

    Edema is often written off as a fancy term for swelling, something that happens all the time. But swelling is a side effect, meaning you have an underlying injury, condition, or disease that needs to be…

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    • NOVEMBER 29, 2018
    Foot Ulcer FAQs

    Foot Ulcer FAQs

    If you’re diabetic, you’ve probably heard about diabetic ulcers. Poor health, injury, and lack of self-care can lead to serious ulcerations on the feet that could necessitate drastic action, such as…

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    • NOVEMBER 8, 2018
    How Diabetes and Smoking Can Lead to Amputation

    How Diabetes and Smoking Can Lead to Amputation

    Today, most people are aware of the harmful effects of smoking, particularly related to lung and heart health. But did you know smoking can impact the health of your feet? The harmful chemicals in cigarettes,…

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    • NOVEMBER 1, 2018
    How to Perform a Diabetic Foot Self-Examination

    How to Perform a Diabetic Foot Self-Examination

    Foot inspections are an important part of total-body health and wellness, but too many people forego this important routine on the assumption that if they aren’t in pain, their feet are fine. The best…

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    • OCTOBER 25, 2018
    Ghosts, Witches, and Webbed Toes…Oh My!

    Ghosts, Witches, and Webbed Toes…Oh My!

    This Halloween, all manner of elaborate and scary costumes will hit the streets and parties to show off their creativity and spook other trick-or-treaters. Those with webbed toes will have no trouble pulling…

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    • OCTOBER 17, 2018
    A Creepy, Crawly, Cringe-Worthy Condition

    A Creepy, Crawly, Cringe-Worthy Condition

    Many people suffer from arachnophobia or fear of spiders. But do you fear spider veins? Known clinically as telangiectasia, spider veins occur in over 15% of men and 60% of women. These statistics increase…

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    • OCTOBER 11, 2018
    Eye of Newt and Wart of Toad…

    Eye of Newt and Wart of Toad…

    If you feel something brewing this season and it isn’t a witch’s cauldron, it could be a wart forming on your foot. Warts get a bad rap, often being associated with toads and frogs, but in fact, warts…

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    • OCTOBER 4, 2018
    Kissing Corns – What, Where, Why?

    Kissing Corns – What, Where, Why?

    There are many types of corns: white corn, Indian corn, popcorn, candy corn–and, of course, foot corns. That last one isn’t exactly a popular option, but they occur nonetheless. One type of corn that…

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    • SEPTEMBER 27, 2018
    Falling…Falling…Fallen!

    Falling…Falling…Fallen!

    Ever since the invention of the high heel, women have been falling head over…well, feet for them. But the high rates of falling when wearing high heels may not be worth the aesthetic benefits. Heels…

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    • SEPTEMBER 20, 2018
    Winner: Best Exercise for Balance…

    Winner: Best Exercise for Balance…

    Exercise is a vital part of living a healthy lifestyle, but for those with limited mobility or poor balance, exercise can be a daunting idea. If you’re looking for a winning combination of low-impact and…

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    • SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
    Brace Yourself…

    Brace Yourself…

    An ankle sprain happens when the ligaments, soft bands of tissue connecting bones, are hyperextended and the ankle bone shifts laterally (to the side). There are varying degrees of severity for sprains…

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    • SEPTEMBER 5, 2018
    Live Life Well Balanced

    Live Life Well Balanced

    Join the FAAWC on Wednesday, September 26th from 3 pm to 6 pm for our Balance Challenge event. Fatal falls are common among seniors but can be avoided with recognition and correction of the underlying…

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    • AUGUST 30, 2018
    Quick Fixes for Toenail and Fingernail Pain

    Quick Fixes for Toenail and Fingernail Pain

    If you see blood pooling underneath a toenail or fingernail that is accompanied by intense pain, you can have immediate relief from a podiatrist. This is called a subungual hematoma–subungual meaning…

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    • AUGUST 2, 2018
    The Different Types of Broken Bones

    The Different Types of Broken Bones

    Without the skeletal system, we would all be crawling around on the ground like an octopus out of the water. It’s good, therefore, that humans developed bones. In fact, the foot developed more bones…

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    • JULY 26, 2018
    Foot Pain is a Vicious Cycle

    Foot Pain is a Vicious Cycle

    Cycling is a great way to keep in shape while minimizing the impact on your feet and ankles, but that doesn’t mean there are no risks for your feet. All the energy you push through your legs is transferred…

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    • JULY 19, 2018
    Burns From Above and Below

    Burns From Above and Below

    Summer is fully upon us and things are heating up outside. When the sun beats down, it can cause major problems for your feet and result in serious burns. While sunburn is an obvious culprit, hot surfaces…

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    • JULY 12, 2018
    The Foot Benefits of Yoga

    The Foot Benefits of Yoga

    Yoga is a combination of physical movements and mindfulness. This ancient practice was first mentioned in the Rig Veda, a text from Northern India written almost 5000 years ago. Today, there are dozens…

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    • JULY 5, 2018
    Planning the Best Vacation

    Planning the Best Vacation

    When you travel, it’s important to have the right shoes for every part of your journey. From the airport to the beach to a night on the town, travel shoes need to be both functional and fashionable….

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    • JUNE 28, 2018
    Back and Forth and Back and ….OWW!

    Back and Forth and Back and ….OWW!

    Tennis is an incredibly popular sport in the United States with almost 18 million recreational and professional players. With new technology and advances, the ball is flying faster than ever before which…

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    • JUNE 21, 2018
    Golfing Injuries

    Golfing Injuries

    Golf has often been called a good walk ruined, but golf involves so much more than walking. The demands of golf on your feet are like no other sport. During most activities, your feet are either moving…

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    • JUNE 14, 2018
    Be A Weekend Warrior

    Be A Weekend Warrior

    Running is a great activity for your heart and overall health, but it can also be boring. Mile after mile of sidewalk, roadway, and houses can become monotonous and leave you uninspired when it comes time…

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    • JUNE 7, 2018
    Summer Sandal Guide

    Summer Sandal Guide

    Sandals and summer go together like peanut butter and jelly, but too many sandals don’t offer the correct support or protection and can leave your feet aching or lead to other issues. Don’t fret, there…

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    • MAY 31, 2018
    Help! I’m Pregnant with a Sprained Ankle!

    Help! I’m Pregnant with a Sprained Ankle!

    Pregnant women are at risk for many ailments and protecting yourself and your child from injury and disease is of the utmost importance. One common symptom of pregnancy is foot and ankle swelling. While…

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    • MAY 24, 2018
    Do Toads Cause Warts?

    Do Toads Cause Warts?

    Warts are unsightly and bothersome. While they may not be dangerous, they should still be removed by a trained professional and not treated at home with wives’ tales and OTC solutions. A wart on the…

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    • MAY 17, 2018
    Kids & Heel Pain

    Kids & Heel Pain

    Your child has been complaining about their heels hurting after [insert your child’s activity here] and you don’t know what’s really wrong. Pain relievers and rest seem to make it better, but activity…

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