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Sever’s Disease (Pediatric Heel Pain)

With school starting, we have seen quite a few kids complaining of heel pain after periods of exercise, especially those playing fall sports. Here we explain the likely cause and possible treatment options. If your preteen or teen complains about their heels hurting,...

Tennis and Your Feet

Watching the US Open, it’s amazing that these players can walk, much less play competitively after so many foot and ankle injuries. We love tennis, but it can be one of the worst sports on the feet. Be careful out on the courts!

Ingrown Toenail Gone Bad

This is another example of how something as small as an infected ingrown toenail can become something much, much worse. We can’t stress enough how important it is to have any infection, including ingrown toenails, treated as soon as possible....

The 392nd Reason to Lose Weight

The 392nd reason to lose weight America has a weight problem, and it’s not too difficult to see why. We eat too many processed foods, drink too many high-calorie drinks, and spend way too much time sitting in front of a screen. If the increased risks of heart disease,...

5 Tips for Keeping Your Teen Athlete’s Feet Healthy

The kids are back in school, and along with freshly sharpened pencils and homework come sports. Whether your child is on the football team, the middle school cheerleading squad or plays basketball in the driveway after school, it’s important to watch out for the...

Sever’s Disease

If your preteen’s heel hurts, it might be Sever’s disease If your preteen or teen complains about their heels hurting, they might have Sever’s disease. No need to stress – it sounds a lot worse than it is.  This is just a common growing pain that will gradually...

Is Gout Making a Comeback?

If you’ve ever been afflicted with gout, you know it can be one of the most painful and debilitating foot conditions. The oldest known form of arthritis, gout is caused by the build up of uric acid in the joints, particularly the toes, feet and knees. I have heard...

Do’s and Don’ts for Summer Feet

Almost 50 percent of women ages 18-49 say they received a professional pedicure before their 25th birthday, according to the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). The APMA developed a tip sheet for pedicure do’s and don’ts and, since summer is the height of...

Tennis Health

I was riding by the local tennis courts this past weekend and I noticed they were full with people enjoying this great sport.  Here are some pointers to help your feet last through the season. Quick starts and stops and lots of movements from side to side are the...

10 Common Running Mistakes to Avoid

With the warm weather, many people are beginning a new exercise or running program. As with any new exercise program, it is recommended that beginners consult with their physician before starting. In this article I will discuss some common running mistakes that many...

Consumers Beware

Orthotic Advertising on Radio and TV You may have heard advertisements on the local radio or television commercials promoting “custom fit” orthotics you can get at discount department stores. While these devices are not bad, we feel that they are extremely...

18 Things Your Feet Say About Your Health

Want to make a simple, ten-second check on the state of your health? Sneak a peek at your feet. “You can detect everything from diabetes to nutritional deficiencies just by examining the feet,” says Jane Andersen, DPM, president of the American Association...