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    • NOVEMBER 26, 2020
    Raynaud’s Disease

    Raynaud’s Disease

    There are many things about the human body that we have yet to understand. One of those things is a condition called Raynaud’s disease. When some people’s bodies overreact to stress or cold temperatures,…

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    • NOVEMBER 19, 2020
    Using Your Flexible Spending Account at the FAAWC

    Using Your Flexible Spending Account at the FAAWC

    It’s getting toward the end of 2020 and you may have started hearing warnings to make sure you spend your FSA funds. In case you didn’t know, everything from routine foot care to laser therapy and…

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    • NOVEMBER 12, 2020
    Avoid Winter Falls

    Avoid Winter Falls

    Over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house we go. And when we get there, there’s slipping and sliding all the way up to the front door. Nothing can ruin your holiday spirit faster…

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    • NOVEMBER 5, 2020
    Why Calluses Are Bad News for Diabetics

    Why Calluses Are Bad News for Diabetics

    If you have been diagnosed with diabetes, you’ve likely got a long list of suggestions and warnings concerning lifestyle changes and keeping up your health. It’s important to take these warnings…

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    • OCTOBER 29, 2020
    The FAAWC Medicare Diabetic Shoe Program

    The FAAWC Medicare Diabetic Shoe Program

    Want to Get Good Quality Shoes Every Year (at little or no cost)? Ask your FAAWC provider if you qualify for the Medicare Diabetic Shoe Program. It’s our promise to provide quality (and fashionable!)…

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    • OCTOBER 22, 2020
    Why Equinus May Be Causing Your Foot Problems

    Why Equinus May Be Causing Your Foot Problems

    When it comes to keeping ourselves healthy, there is a laundry list of tasks that need attention. Exercising, eating right, getting enough sleep, flossing—and stretching with an equinus brace. You…

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    • OCTOBER 15, 2020
    Can I Wear High Heels When Pregnant?

    Can I Wear High Heels When Pregnant?

    Many women nowadays lead active careers and lives well into the final months of their pregnancy. This could mean heading to a business meeting or even a social gathering (masked up, of course) and needing…

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    • OCTOBER 8, 2020
    The Truth About Going Barefoot

    The Truth About Going Barefoot

    When it comes to going barefoot, many people believe in the power of nature and say it’s a completely healthy thing to do. On the other side, many people believe in the power of shoes for protecting…

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    • OCTOBER 1, 2020
    Is My Child Experiencing “Growing Pains”?

    Is My Child Experiencing “Growing Pains”?

    If you have kids (or once were a kid) you probably know a little something about “growing pains.” This vague, unhelpful term is often used by physicians to explain away leg and foot pain in children…

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    • SEPTEMBER 24, 2020
    7 Best Places for Walking in Delaware, Ohio

    7 Best Places for Walking in Delaware, Ohio

    The weather is cooling and the leaves are turning into a myriad of fiery reds and oranges. If you’re looking to get out of the house and go walking around Delaware, Ohio, then try out one of these…

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    • SEPTEMBER 17, 2020
    How Shoes Affect Driving Performance

    How Shoes Affect Driving Performance

    In 1903, two states (Massachusetts and Missouri) issued the very first driver’s licenses—no test required. Nowadays, we have almost 275 million cars on the road in the United States alone and approximately…

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    • SEPTEMBER 10, 2020
    Why Do My Heels Hurt?

    Why Do My Heels Hurt?

    September is Heel Pain Month. Almost 80% of Americans are living with some sort of foot issue. And six of every ten of these people experience some form of heel pain as a symptom. So today, let’s…

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    • SEPTEMBER 3, 2020
    Balancing on Air—Peripheral Neuropathy & Falling

    Balancing on Air—Peripheral Neuropathy & Falling

    When it comes to maintaining balance and avoiding a fatal fall, there can be many contributing factors. In seniors, particularly diabetics, peripheral neuropathy can lead to decreased feeling in the…

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    • AUGUST 27, 2020
    Just the Facts: Gangrene & Feet

    Just the Facts: Gangrene & Feet

    Although it’s an uncommon condition, it’s important to know about gangrene because it has the potential to affect many different people. Of course, gangrene is generally not something that will…

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    • AUGUST 20, 2020
    There’s No Gout About It

    There’s No Gout About It

    Are you experiencing a sudden, severe onset of pain in your big toe? There’s no doubt about it—that’s gout. Gout is a painful arthritic condition that affects nearly 3 million Americans annually….

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    • AUGUST 13, 2020
    Having Foot Pain First Thing in the Morning?

    Having Foot Pain First Thing in the Morning?

    Plantar Fasciitis. Let’s say it together, PLAN-tur fashee-EYE-tis. If you’ve hung around the FAAWC enough, I’m sure you have run into this term. Whether you heard it in passing in the hall or…

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    • AUGUST 6, 2020
    How To Buy Shoes Online

    How To Buy Shoes Online

    Whether you’re still stuck inside by social distancing orders or you’re free to roam (with a mask, of course), the question still remains—how should I buy shoes during the COVID-19 pandemic? …

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    • JULY 31, 2020
    The Truth About Leg Swelling

    The Truth About Leg Swelling

    Let’s face it, our veins are really important and when they aren’t flowing quite right it can cause all sorts of problems. Today we’re going to look at venous insufficiency, venous stasis ulcers,…

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    • JULY 23, 2020
    What Aging Does to Your Feet & Balance

    What Aging Does to Your Feet & Balance

    You may hate to admit it, but do you feel a little wobbly when you stand up? Do you have trouble keeping your balance? Do you feel weak in the legs, as if you can’t quite hold yourself up straight?…

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    • JULY 16, 2020
    Get Rid of Toenail Fungus: The Podiatrist’s Guide

    Get Rid of Toenail Fungus: The Podiatrist’s Guide

    Onychomycosis, aka fungal toenails, affects over three million Americans each year. How much do you know about it? Do you know how you got it? How to get rid of it forever? Today, the providers at the…

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    • JULY 9, 2020
    The Best Footwear for Summer

    The Best Footwear for Summer

    It’s summer! Summer means different things to everyone. For some, it’s a chance to relax by the pool. For others, it’s a time to be active outdoors. No matter what your definition of summer is,…

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    • JULY 2, 2020
    My Big Toe Feels Stiff

    My Big Toe Feels Stiff

    Is your big toe feeling stiffer than before? Do you have trouble or pain when curling or bending your big toe? This could be a condition called Hallux Rigidus. Hallu..what? Hallux Rigidus. Hallux refers…

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    • JUNE 25, 2020
    Gymnastics Foot & Ankle Injuries

    Gymnastics Foot & Ankle Injuries

    The flips, the turns, the spangled leotards…. That’s right, we’re talking gymnastics! From your tot’s first lesson to Olympic gold, male and female gymnasts are incredible athletes and constantly…

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    • JUNE 18, 2020
    The Best Way to Get Rid of Athlete’s Foot

    The Best Way to Get Rid of Athlete’s Foot

    Dealing with athlete’s foot? It may be time for a PediCare! What is athlete’s foot? Athlete’s foot (Tinea Pedis) is a fungal infection of the skin, usually originating between the toes where it’s…

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    • JUNE 11, 2020
    Fatherhood is Hazardous to Feet & Ankles

    Fatherhood is Hazardous to Feet & Ankles

    Being a dad is hard work (as any father will tell you), but it can also be dangerous. In fact, the average parent sustains 22 injuries per year! In honor of Father’s Day coming up this month, let’s…

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    • JUNE 4, 2020
    Common Tennis Foot & Ankle Injuries

    Common Tennis Foot & Ankle Injuries

    Sports injuries aren’t really news anymore considering professional athletes are one of only five occupations that report over 1,000 injuries for every 10,000 workers. But even though the public sees…

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    • MAY 28, 2020
    Custom Orthotics for Sandals & Summer Footwear

    Custom Orthotics for Sandals & Summer Footwear

    Ready for sandal weather? Sandals and summer go together like peanut butter and jelly, but too many sandals don’t offer the correct support or protection, leaving you achy and leading to other issues….

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    • MAY 21, 2020
    Strain or Sprain? Pt 2

    Strain or Sprain? Pt 2

    Last week we talked about ankle sprains. (Read Part 1 HERE.) Now we move on to the other side of the fence—ankle strains. Just looking at the words, you wouldn’t think there’s much of a difference,…

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    • MAY 14, 2020
    Strain or Sprain? Pt 1

    Strain or Sprain? Pt 1

    Sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what’s going on inside our bodies. When we experience pain we often run to the all-knowing Google and try to diagnose ourselves (usually with a life-threatening…

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    • MAY 7, 2020
    What Are COVID Toes & How Are They Treated?

    What Are COVID Toes & How Are They Treated?

    When it comes to news about the novel coronavirus and COVID-19 (the condition caused by the virus), misinformation abounds. From the idea that holding your breath can diagnose the disease to the suggestion…

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    • APRIL 30, 2020
    Will CBD Help My Foot and Ankle Condition?

    Will CBD Help My Foot and Ankle Condition?

    You may have heard of this trending thing called CBD. Or perhaps you’ve noticed CBD shops popping up all around you. The truth is, CBD isn’t just a passing fad. CBD is a great wellness product that…

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    • APRIL 23, 2020
    Get a 2nd Opinion Without Leaving the Office

    Get a 2nd Opinion Without Leaving the Office

    Getting a second opinion is often a good idea for many things—including for your health. But there are also challenges to this. You need to find a second doctor’s office which also takes your health…

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    • APRIL 16, 2020
    Is Laser Therapy Right for Me?

    Is Laser Therapy Right for Me?

    When it comes to foot and ankle conditions and injuries, there are hundreds of treatment options, and what is right for you may not be right for the next patient. So, how do you determine if laser therapy…

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    • APRIL 9, 2020
    How to Care for Your Feet at Home

    How to Care for Your Feet at Home

    Right now, a staggering amount of people across the globe are tucked away in their houses as we all keep our distance to protect our health. But being stuck inside can mean not going out for regular…

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    • APRIL 2, 2020
    Are My Legs Uneven? A Look at Leg Length Discrepancy

    Are My Legs Uneven? A Look at Leg Length Discrepancy

    Up to ⅔ of the world’s population lives with a 2mm or more difference in the length of their legs. While just 2mm won’t cause a noticeable difference in walking or other complications, if you…

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    • MARCH 26, 2020
    Using R.I.C.E. for Injuries

    Using R.I.C.E. for Injuries

    RICE—not just the flavorful grain we all love. R.I.C.E. is an acronym for Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. If you experience a sudden foot or ankle injury and are wondering what to do, following…

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    • MARCH 19, 2020
    What is Pump Bump?

    What is Pump Bump?

    “Pump Bump” is a term used to describe Haglund’s Deformity. The “bump” part refers to a physical bump that forms on the back of your heel where the Achilles tendon and the heel bone (calcaneus)…

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    • MARCH 12, 2020
    What’s Wrong With My Child’s Feet?

    What’s Wrong With My Child’s Feet?

    When it comes to your feet, a lot can go wrong. And there’s no exception to that when it comes to your kid’s feet. Children are susceptible to many of the same foot ailments as adults and there…

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    • MARCH 5, 2020
    March Madness Ankle Injuries

    March Madness Ankle Injuries

    Even though March Madness was canceled this year, we’d still like to talk about the almost 2000 ankles and feet that usually work, stretch, run, and jump for the NCAA college basketball championship….

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    • FEBRUARY 27, 2020
    Foot Pain and Pregnancy

    Foot Pain and Pregnancy

    Pregnancy is a magical time full of…  Okay, let’s be honest. There are several parts of pregnancy that are less than stellar—relaxed ligaments, flat feet, and, of course, how swollen your feet…

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    • FEBRUARY 20, 2020
    Emergency Foot Care for Slip & Fall Injuries

    Emergency Foot Care for Slip & Fall Injuries

    Winter can be a treacherous time. Some hospitals report an almost 500% increase in emergency room visits during the winter. Many of these visits are the result of a slip and fall, which can culminate…

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    • FEBRUARY 13, 2020
    Peripheral Artery Disease, the Cold, & You

    Peripheral Artery Disease, the Cold, & You

    Peripheral Artery Disease, or PAD, affects 1 in every 20 adults over the age of 50. PAD occurs when fatty deposits (plaque) clog the arteries of the legs. Not only does this increase your risk for heart…

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    • FEBRUARY 6, 2020
    Show Their Feet Some Love with a PediCare or ManiCare

    Show Their Feet Some Love with a PediCare or ManiCare

    With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there are plenty of people still running around looking for that perfect gift for their loved one. Chocolates? Boring. Flowers? Maybe. A relaxing pedicure…

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    • JANUARY 30, 2020
    Laser Therapy for Summer, NOW!

    Laser Therapy for Summer, NOW!

    Have you walked through a clothing store lately? Summer swimsuits are already on the racks, reminding us to start working on our bikini body now, while there’s still plenty of time. In the same way,…

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    • JANUARY 23, 2020
    Best Footwear for Winter

    Best Footwear for Winter

    Before you buy your next pair of winter boots, use this handy, podiatrist-approved guide to winter footwear. The Foot & Ankle Wellness Center wants you to stay safe this winter, which is why you…

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    • JANUARY 16, 2020
    Stress Fractures from Too Much Exercise Too Fast

    Stress Fractures from Too Much Exercise Too Fast

    Losing weight is one of the top resolutions chosen each year and 2020 is no exception. People everywhere are hitting the gyms with their new membership or jumping on their Pelotons at home to kickstart…

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    • JANUARY 9, 2020
    Prevent Frostbite on Feet & Toes

    Prevent Frostbite on Feet & Toes

    It’s still winter and you still need to be wary of all that comes with it, specifically frostbite. There are no solid statistics on how many people are treated for frostnip or frostbite every year,…

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    • JANUARY 2, 2020
    New Year’s Resolutions

    New Year’s Resolutions

    Every year, December 31st rolls around and most of us have to think back on what it was we resolved to do 364 days ago but never accomplished. Why are new year’s resolutions a thing if no one ever…

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    • DECEMBER 12, 2019
    Faster Recovery with Ankle Scoping

    Faster Recovery with Ankle Scoping

    “Can I have a bigger surgery incision?” “Can you make my recovery longer?” “Can I have the procedure with more complications?” Survey says: these are questions patients never ask. And why…

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    • DECEMBER 5, 2019
    “Phew!  It’s Just a Sprain!”

    “Phew! It’s Just a Sprain!”

    Almost every day at our office, someone comes in with an ankle injury. And just as often, they breathe a sigh of relief when our workup shows only a sprained ankle, not a broken one. However, recovery…

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    • NOVEMBER 14, 2019
    Preventative Care for Diabetics

    Preventative Care for Diabetics

    “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This is a phrase I think we have all heard. It was coined by Benjamin Franklin, who was actually referring to fire safety. These days, we most…

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    • NOVEMBER 7, 2019
    10 Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy

    10 Benefits of MLS Laser Therapy

    Anti-inflammatory: The MLS Laser causes blood vessels to widen (vasodilation) and activates the lymphatic drainage system. These result in an anti-edema effect that drains swollen areas. Swelling, bruising,…

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    • OCTOBER 31, 2019
    Alternative Neuropathy Treatments

    Alternative Neuropathy Treatments

    “What more can I do to treat my neuropathy? Is there anything else besides a pill?” These are questions we as doctors get asked often from patients with neuropathy symptoms. Some patients simply…

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    • OCTOBER 24, 2019
    Cold Feet Don’t Just Happen At Weddings

    Cold Feet Don’t Just Happen At Weddings

    The seasons are changing, and summer is turning into fall. With these changes comes cooler temperatures, and we are all going to feel a little colder. Our extremities (hands, feet, and ears) are exposed…

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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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