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If Your Shoes Were A... Part 1: Athletic Shoes Dr. Libby Putnam has written a 10 part blog series comparing the most popular shoe types to three different things, an ice cream flavor, a Disney movie, and a member of the animal kingdom. So without further ado, we present the first entry: Athletic Shoes. Athletic Shoes Everybody should have a decent pair of athletic shoes....

Posted by on in Sports and injuries
Stress Fractures: the Mystery Injury Stress Fractures: Stress fractures can be a difficult thing to diagnose, but they're generally a very easy thing to treat. Many active patients come in with pain, most often in the front part of their foot, swollen, and completely flummoxed about the source of this new pain, since they don't recall any injury to the area.   Stress...

Posted by on in Common Foot Disorders
Ouch!!! “My toes hurt when I wear dress or high heeled shoes.” This is one of the most common complaints heard in our office, and if you fit this description the diagnosis is most likely a hammertoe. A hammertoe is a permanent curvature or bend to the joints of the toes, most commonly seen in the second,...

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Are My Shoes Supportive Enough? Many of my patients claim their shoes are comfortable, but in the same breath they tell me their feet hurt. If your feet hurt, your shoes can't possibly be doing the best job! The best way to check to see if your shoes are supportive enough is to put the shoe through these three tests. Check...

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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...

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