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Accessory Bones of the Foot

When you hear the word accessory, we tend to think of using pretty necklaces, rings or belts to enhance our outfits. But with accessory bones, they aren’t enhancing anything, but rather showing up in our x-rays as extra bones. What is an accessory bone? When we are born, most of our bones are cartilage that […]

Laser Therapy Provides Alternative to Opioids

“In a large retrospective study involving over 390,000 older outpatients [ages 66 and up] undergoing minor ambulatory surgery procedures, older patients receiving prescription opioid analgesics within 7 days of discharge were 44% more likely to continue using opioids 1 year after surgery[1].“  This disturbing information was provided in a peer reviewed study in the Arch […]

Last Minute Gifts for Happy Feet!

Everyone has at least one ‘difficult to buy for’ person in their lives, or someone that has “everything”, so why not consider buying a gift that caters to their feet this year? After all, they play a significant role in our everyday lives! You will be surprised at the number of options that you have […]

Fun Crafts for Turkey Day

Thanksgiving Day is around the corner and the location and menu have been planned or you’re in the middle of planning it!  Wouldn’t it be fun to add a Thanksgiving themed craft into the mix?  We have complied a list of fun things you can make with the whole family!  Use this holiday as a […]

Selecting the Best Shoes for Wide Feet

  Shopping for shoes that are both cute and comfortable can be a daunting task in itself; but if you have wide feet, it can be even more challenging.  Finding shoes that fit your feet properly is crucial in preventing discomfort and the development of other foot conditions.  Having a poorly fitting shoe can lead […]

Haglund’s Deformity or “Pump Bump”

From Top to Bottom: 1. Location of bursa and Achilles tendon and site of irritation.  2. X-ray of heel showing Haglund’s Deformity. 3. Physical site on heel of Haglund’s Deformity.   Have you ever wondered what that painful bump on the back of your heel is? It could be a blister, but more likely, it […]

Signs of Infections of the Foot: 101

Most skin infections may resolve on their own or can be treated through antibiotics, but if left untreated, some infections can ultimately lead to hospitalization, surgery or amputation. It is important to see a podiatrist when you’re experiencing any foot abnormality. They can diagnose the problem and determine the best mode of treatment. A foot […]

How Smoking Impacts Wound Healing

Smoking has long been targeted as a risk factor for many diseases and seen as detrimental to our health.  Diseases aside, smoking has also been shown to have a big impact on how wounds heal. In order for a wound to heal efficiently and effectively, it needs oxygen.  At the cellular level, oxygen is needed […]

How to Improve Foot and Leg Pain with Prescription Orthotics

If you are experiencing pain related to your foot, ankle prescription orthotics may be the solution to your discomfort. They can usually be part of the recommended treatment plan for common foot problems like:  heel pain, bunions, shin splints, metatarsalgia. There are two types of orthotic inserts: Functional & Accommodative. Functional orthotics are used to […]

3 Tips to Get Your Feet into Shape in 2017

Generally when we think about getting into shape, our feet do not come to mind.  The condition of our feet plays a big role in our overall health. Here are 3 things you can do to get your feet into shape this year: Walk. “Each step puts your foot through its full range of motion, from […]