Exercise Ideas for Patients With Diabetes

Keeping your weight under control through regular exercise is essential for diabetics and it is a proven safe and effective method of controlling blood sugar levels. Many patients with diabetes are struggling to incorporate daily exercise into their health regimens, and it can be a daunting task for those who have been sedentary for many … Continued

Football Injuries

With football season in full swing, it is inevitable that some unfortunate players will suffer an injury that puts them out of commission for several games or the whole season. Even though school and professional sports teams train carefully, vigorously and rigorously, injuries in high contact sports like football and lacrosse are common.   Some … Continued

What is Clubfoot?

Clubfoot is one of the most common inherited abnormalities, affecting about 1 in every 1,000 newborns. It is characterized by the inward rotation of the ankle which causes the soles of the feet to face each other. The condition can also affect only one foot. Without proper identification and treatment, clubfoot can create major difficulties … Continued

Foot Pain from Running

Although running is a fabulous form of exercise since it requires very little investment to get started, the repetitive movements and stress encountered during the pounding that your body endures while engaged in this exercise can lead to a variety of debilitating injuries or even the occasional broken bone. Despite the risk, regular exercise is … Continued

Types of Foot & Ankle Fractures

While professional and Olympic athletes may be more susceptible to experiencing fractures due to the intense level of force and strength they encounter on a regular basis in competition and training, a fracture of the foot or ankle can happen to anyone and is one of the most common injuries treated by podiatrists.   Two … Continued

Peripheral Artery Disease & Your Feet

Many people experience issues with peripheral artery disease and aren’t even aware they are suffering from the condition. Since September is Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Awareness month, this is an excellent opportunity to get the word out so more people can be treated for this potentially severe ailment. Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is caused by … Continued

Foot Ulcers & Diabetes

Patients with diabetes need to be particularly wary when it comes to cuts and scrapes on the feet. Two common complications of diabetes include peripheral neuropathy and peripheral artery disease. These conditions can combine to create a potentially dire situation requiring aggressive treatment including amputation of a toe or foot.   What is peripheral neuropathy? … Continued

What is In-toeing?

Many children experience a condition in which their toes appear to point inward when they walk, which is sometimes referred to as being “pigeon-toed.” Although these abnormalities are usually outgrown by the age of two, the condition can appear in older children. Most cases of in-toeing in older kids resolve themselves by the age of … Continued

Inflammatory Metatarsalgia

Excessive pain in the toes or the ball of the foot, especially while exercising or walking, may be a sign of an inflammatory condition called metatarsalgia.   The metatarsal bones are the long bones in your feet that extend to your toes. When the tendons and bones are stressed and pounded over time by the … Continued

High Heels Affect Your Whole Body

While many women think high heels make them look and feel their best, the consequences of wearing them on a regular basis can range from minor inconveniences such as ingrown toenails, corns, and calluses, to more painful and debilitating conditions including Achilles tendon damage, knee, back, and hip problems.   Potential problems caused by wearing … Continued