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A Word from the Doctor

The World of Podiatry Advances in podiatry have created a few distinct categories of practice styles.  I describe them as follows: “Flashy” podiatry: This is heavily weighted toward surgery and deals with foot reconstruction, trauma, and advanced limb salvage techniques.   “Sexy” podiatry: That might sound like an oxymoron, but this area of podiatry focuses Read More …

Did my heel spur go away?

Doctors commonly find heel spurs when taking x-rays for heel pain. And it seems like a reasonable assumption that the spur causes pain.  This leaves patients wondering where the spur went when their pain gets better. Did it go away? The short answer is, “No, your heel spur did not go away.” Without knowing it, Read More …

Toenails ~ When to get Professional Help

It can be difficult to know when it’s time to turn to a professional for help with your toenails.  But getting the right help at the right time ensures the optimum health for you and your toenails.  Common Problems with Toenails Toenail Thickness: Sometimes nail thickness is the unavoidable result of the aging process. However, it Read More …

Avoiding Summer Heel Pain

While the warm temperatures tempt us to expose our toes with cute flip flops or sandals, doing so has been known to cause the onset of heel pain. Making good footwear choices can keep you going all summer long without pain. Impact of foot type on heel pain: As you can see in the picture Read More …

Ingrown Toenails in Adolescents

If your adolescent is complaining of pain in one or more toes, it may be an ingrown toenail. There are numerous causes for ingrown toenails. While it is sometimes true that it begins after the nail is cut wrong, many times that is not the case. It may be caused by pressure from shoes- such as Read More …

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