Blog Archive

Bunions Jan 27th, 2020

Bunions are one of the most common foot ailments I see in my clinic. When you look down at your foot, a bunion is when there is a bump on the side of your big toe joint. The bump is caused by the joint not being aligned properly. There can...

Foot Fractures Dec 30th, 2019

Fractures in the toes and forefoot are a fairly common injury. They usually occur as a result of an injury such as dropping something on the toe or accidentally kicking something. They can also occur as a result of repeated stress on the toes such as occurs when running. The...

Understanding and Treating Foot Ulcers Dec 30th, 2019

People develop foot and leg ulcers for a variety of reasons: poor circulation, swollen legs, complications from diabetes, burns, and injury. In my practice, while I do treat ulcers that arise from all kinds of circumstances, the majority of the wounds I see are due to diabetes and issues with...

Diabetes Awareness Month Dec 30th, 2019

November is Diabetes Awareness Month. Diabetes is the inability to make or properly use insulin. This impairs the body's ability to convert and use sugars, starches and other foods into energy. The result is an increase in blood sugar levels. Long-term elevation of blood sugar can lead to damage to...

Nail Fungus Dec 30th, 2019

Nail fungus is a very common ailment. Fungi prefer to live in dark, warm, moist environments. Under your toenail, inside your socks and shoes is a great home for fungus to thrive. There is a risk of fungus under your nails causing a skin fungal infection. Nail fungus can cause...

Hammertoes Dec 30th, 2019

I recently had the privilege to give a presentation about a hammertoe implant to a group of foot & ankle surgeons. While preparing for it, I thought about how different surgery is now versus 10-15 years ago. I hear on a regular basis from my patients that they donʼt want to have...

Accessory Navicular Syndrome Dec 11th, 2019

Many people learn at some point in their lives that there are 206 bones in the body. This is somewhat true. There can be many small accessory, or extra, bones that are not counted in that number. The number of accessory bones a person has varies from person to person....

Plantar Fasciitis: Common, Painful, Treatable Dec 11th, 2019

With the warm weather we are all trading in our boots for lighter and often less supportive shoes and sandals. With increased activity itʼs no wonder that every year in the spring and summer I see an increase in cases of plantar fasciitis.   Plantar fasciitis is one of the...

Great Toe Arthritis Dec 11th, 2019

As winter draws to a close, most of us naturally become more active and do more walking. We also tend to wear more open, less supportive shoes. If you find yourself with pain in your great toe when going on a walk, hike or jog; or if you've had aching...