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What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?   Have you ever complained of a painful red swollen leg? This could have been a Deep Vein Thrombosis, otherwise known as a DVT. A DVT is a partial or complete occlusion of a vein by a thrombus with secondary inflammatory reaction in the wall of the vein. In other words, it is a clot...

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Post- Surgery Pain One of the most common questions I'm asked when a patient and I start discussing surgery as an option for their foot problem is, "How much will it hurt?"   This is always a tough questions to answer, since every individual has their own pain scale, and handles discomfort differently. The accepted pain scale pictured here...

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Dessert Shoes Many of my patients are disappointed when I scold them for wearing high heeled or unsupportive shoes. They come to the doctor asking for a solution to their foot pain, but are unhappy when I tell them their poor choice of shoes is a large part of the problem.    The bad news: just like...

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How to Make the Best Shoe Comfortable A lot of my patients complain about their shoes being too heavy, and causing pain across the top of their arch. When I recommend a solid, supportive athletic shoe, they claim they can't wear them because of the discomfort they cause. Most of these people have a decently high arch with a bony bump on...
Severe Post Bunion Surgery Pain? True or False!   True or False: My Feet Will Hurt So Much After Bunion Surgery! Most patients are pleasantly surprised that the pain they experience after bunion surgery is not nearly as severe as they were lead to believe it may be by family members or friends.  The pain experienced after the surgery can be minimized by following...

Posted by on in Plantar fasciitis
Heel Pain = ESWT Treatment! Are you experiencing heel pain and keep hearing your podiatrist tell you about ESWT Treatment? So what is ESWT Treatment? Extracorporeal mean outside the body and this is exactly where the therapy is applied. Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy is a noninvasive treatment that uses sound waves to increase blood flow and metabolic activity, accelerating the...

Posted by on in Foot Health Screenings
Tendonitis in Your Foot or Ankle? Are you experiencing pain and swelling by the inner ankle bone or arch of yourfoot??? You probably are suffering from Posterior Tibial Tendonitis. So what is posterior tibial tendonitis? Posterior tibial tendonitis is a common and potentially disabling condition of the foot. The posterior tibial tendon arises from a large muscle on the inner portion...

Posted by on in Healthy tips for your feet
As Seen On TV! As Seen On TV products are hit or miss for me. The Salad Spinner was an instant hit, and I bought one for all of my family members. The Bump-It? Not so great. My sister gave it to me as a gag gift for my birthday. I think it lives in the back of one...

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Shape-Ups are the newest hot trend in shoes. But do they really work? More important than that, are they safe?

Posted by on in Healthy tips for your feet
Do you experience pain in your ankle? Have you ever sprained your ankle? If your answer to both questions is yes, there is an association. Did you know that most of the time, ankle pain comes from damage to the ankle? When the ankle is turned inward this will cause tears to the ligament. The small...

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