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Should I Wait To Have Bunion Surgery? This Foot & Ankle Surgeon’s Opinion

I cant tell you how many times a foot and ankle surgeon hears this question. You have just been diagnosed with bunions, they hurt, they are red and swollen, and you are unable to wear your shoes with comfort. Lets start with the basics first. What is a bunion? A bunion is a bone growth […]

Is The Minimal Incision Bunionectomy Right For Me?

Do you have a bump at the base of your big toe that is red and hurts in shoes? Does your big toe tilt toward your second toe? Sounds like a bunion. A bunion is a structural deformity of the foot where the long bones, called metatarsals, shift inward. Chances are if you have this, […]

I’m Pregnant and My Ankles Hurt, What Can I Do?

Lately I have been getting a lot of questions from patients regarding their ankles during pregnancy. They complain of pain and not being able to walk with comfort for any extended period of time. While the body changes during pregnancy, it can affect the joints of the ankles and feet. Most of us know the […]

Is Foot Surgery Cosmetic? This Foot Surgeon’s Opinion

A lot of the patients I see each year come for a surgery consultation. Why? Most of the patients I see have pain when wearing shoes or from any injury. However, women are more likely than men to see me due to the pointy, narrow, high heels they wear and dont want to give up. […]

Win a Gold Medal With A Broken Bone? She Did!

A broken toe didnt stop McKayla Maroney from vaulting all summer. Better known by her nickname as the flying squirrel Maroney had broken the big toe or Hallux on her right foot In May and if you watched the 2011 vaulting champion during these 2012 Olympics it didnt stop her from winning a gold medal. […]

Do You Suffer From Burning Feet?

Recently I was reading the paper and came across an article about motivational speaker Tony Robbins and his seminar Unleash the Power Within. Part of the seminar the participants (thousands) can opt to walk across a four foot stretch of hot coals. The temperatures of these coals can reach as high as 1000 degrees. 21 […]

One Man’s Battle Against Diabetes

I meet a lot of people these days through the world of social media, and one such man I have a strong friendship with and admire is Stuart. I call him Sir Stuart even though he hasnt been knighted yet by the Queen. Stuart lives in a small town in Northern England, and I met […]

Feet Suffer With Excess Weight

Have you ever been told by your doctor to lose weight? You may want to heed this advice for your overall health and the health of your feet. A patient called Sherri weighed in at 352 pounds. She was sluggish, had hard time walking with comfort and had constant problems with ingrown nails to both […]

Start From the Feet Up

While at the gym last week, I noticed how busy it was compared to just a month ago. I asked my trainer about the increase, and he replied, Theyre all beginners wanting to get in shape for the summer. Its that time of the year where we all want to look our best for the […]

Is A Pedicure Safe For Diabetics?

This is a common question for most podiatrists. Lets start with the basics. A lot of diabetic patients have a condition called Neuropathy or LOPS (loss of protective sensation) and have no feeling to their feet. Any cut or scrape no matter how minor can lead to devastating results for a diabetic with these conditions […]