Category: Foot Health (Page 3)

High Heels, The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

She’s got legs! She knows how to use them! The Bad: Throughout history women have gone to great extremes with their shoe gear to achieve the desired look. The high heel is by far my favorite. Appealing perhaps, because it gives an impression of being taller and thus more slender and shapely. Other than turning […]

A Shot In The Foot…No Need to Fear

Plutarch’sLife of Caius Marius-“I see the cure is not worth the pain.” In the health care industry, many patients agree. For this reason, many simple treatments are withheld due to the patients’ fear of undergoing any pain. What is even more remarkable is the patient with multiple tattoos and/or piercings who expresses a “fear of […]

Improve Foot & Ankle Pain With New Year’s Resolutions!

With the New Year come new beginnings. We traditionally use the New Year to make new resolutions and goals. One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. With that in mind, here is how simply shedding a few Holiday pounds can improve the health of your feet. Increase in body weight […]

Foot and Ankle Reflexology, Does It Work? This Foot Surgeons Opinion

Wikipedia states the following: “Reflexology, orzone therapy, is analternative medicineinvolving the physical act of applying pressure to the feet, hands, or ears with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on what reflexologists claim to be a system of zones and reflex areas that they say […]

Saving Soles

During this Holiday season, whether we are celebrating Christmas, Hanukah or just celebrating life with family and loved ones, I encourage anyone whose eyes meet these words to consider the great abundance we have in our lives. We wake up with a roof over our head. We stay busy with fulfilling tasks and duties that […]

Foot or Ankle Injury? RICE Is What the Doctor Ordered

No it isn’t wrapping your feet with sushi paper, submerging your feet in stir fry or rolling your foot on Boudin balls! So what does your doctor mean when he says to use “RICE” therapy? RICE is a common acronym for: Rest Ice Compression Elevation “RICE” therapy is commonly used in the treatment of sprains, […]

The Foot and Ankle. Where Does Diagnostic Ultrasound Fit In?

Diagnostic ultrasound in the foot is a very common practice in podiatry-not to determine the gender of an unborn child, but to diagnose a myriad of Podiatric disorders. These disorders include but are not limited to plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, bursitis, Neuromas, soft tissue masses, and foreign bodies. Ultrasound of 1-5 Metatarsal bones Ultrasound can […]

Flatfoot vs. High Arch

I spoke with one of my friends the other day after a run. We started discussing shoe gear and what his “foot type” is. He said he didn’t know if he had a flat foot or a high arch and didn’t know how to tell the difference. I have never really thought that people might […]

Sexy Feet, is it Possible? What Makes Feet Sexy?

Dr Bowman, what makes feet sexy? I was posed this question recently by a patient in her 40s and having never really thought about it, I had to give it some thought. The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art- Leonardo da Vinci The first question I always get when […]

Can the Foot Predict Disease?

Podiatric surgeons often are the first to detect many systemic diseases. A number of bodily diseases show up in the foot and ankle before the in the rest of the body. Here are a few of these diseases and their symptoms: Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD): Approximately 8-9 million Americans suffer from PAD, though most are […]