The problem with every treatment for fungus toenails is that you have to wait for the healthy toenail to grow out to have your nails look really decent. While it’s … Read More “Fungal Toenails Treated with Laser and KeryFlex”
A New Treatment for Stubborn Heel Pain
Most heel pain can be cured without surgery. Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet for heel pain. Many times heel pain treatment consists of many different types of treatments and … Read More “A New Treatment for Stubborn Heel Pain”
Too Much of a Good Thing?
There was an interesting article recently in the New York Times entitled “Big Baby, Smart Kid.” The article notes that about half of all births in the United States are … Read More “Too Much of a Good Thing?”
The Blow Dryer-Athlete’s Foot Connection
When you have been in practice for some time you start getting feedback from your patients. It is very interesting to hear what sticks with patients and also to hear … Read More “The Blow Dryer-Athlete’s Foot Connection”
I Can’t Stand My Orthotic Foot Supports– What Can I Do?
Almost every day people show up in my office with orthotics they just can’t wear. Some of these were made by doctors who claim that they are experts in making … Read More “I Can’t Stand My Orthotic Foot Supports– What Can I Do?”
Everybody Sells Orthotics but Few Adjust Them
Several times a week people come into my office complaining about either a custom orthotics or an over-the-counter shoe insert. Usually, the story goes that they spent a considerable amount … Read More “Everybody Sells Orthotics but Few Adjust Them”
The Challenge of Designing High Tech Shoe Modifications
On the outside chance that you don’t follow the MDDI (Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry) Journal, I would like to tell you about something that I recently saw that was … Read More “The Challenge of Designing High Tech Shoe Modifications”
Are You Kidding Me?
Perhaps you have read articles about the new ICD-10 diagnosis code system which is going to be implemented in the United States by October 1, 2014. Every condition a doctor … Read More “Are You Kidding Me?”
Dr. David Agus, “A Short Guide to a Long Life”, and Rule 59
I read too many magazines. And when you read too many magazines you read way too many opinions from “experts” on how to live a long and healthy life. The … Read More “Dr. David Agus, “A Short Guide to a Long Life”, and Rule 59”
Miracle Cures for Foot Pain: If They Sound Too Good to Be True…
I thought my career was over and that I had wasted years of schooling and over 20 years of practice when I first saw the ad for Yoga Toes. All … Read More “Miracle Cures for Foot Pain: If They Sound Too Good to Be True…”
What Does Dr. Oz Know About Bunion Surgery?
The short answer: about as much I know about cardiac surgery! That’s the problem. In todays’ world, an “expert” in one thing is somehow an expert on things they know … Read More “What Does Dr. Oz Know About Bunion Surgery?”
Are You a Throwback?
If you are the one in 13 people who have a flexible foot that bends in the middle– what we professionals call a “midtarsal break”– then according to physical anthropologist … Read More “Are You a Throwback?”
Could Flat Feet Be Causing Your Back Pain?
In Podiatric Medical School we were taught that about 20% of low back pain was caused by foot problems – specifically excessive foot pronation. An article in September 17, 2013, … Read More “Could Flat Feet Be Causing Your Back Pain?”
Standing At Your Desk On Purpose!
If you are one of the growing numbers of people who are standing or walking their way through the work day at your standup or treadmill desk, there are a … Read More “Standing At Your Desk On Purpose!”
FAQ- How come I always have trouble in one foot and the other is fine?
Sometimes old injuries or congenital problems can make one foot more likely to have problems and the other. We must remember that we are not totally symmetrical. One foot is … Read More “FAQ- How come I always have trouble in one foot and the other is fine?”