Although it may not feel this way for many, summer is, in fact, just around the corner. The days of snow and cold will be swept away for an abrupt affair with spring, and then summer will come barreling in just in time to expose your toes. With the whirlwind of seasons in high gear, it’s time to think about … Read More
Feet are one of the most-utilized—yet underappreciated—parts of the body. They take a beating every day and bear the bulk of our body weight. They are also intricate parts of the network of tendons, muscles and ligaments that make up our bodies. Despite all of this, however, feet are typically ignored when it comes to stretching and exercise routines. Thankfully, … Read More
Our very own Dr. Sarah Haller recently had a study published in The Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. The study evaluated the cost-effectiveness of two procedures that correct Lisfranc injuries and dislocations. Lisfranc injuries are damage that occurs to the bones or ligaments exist in the middle of the foot (midfoot). Congratulations, Dr. Haller!
It seems that exposing your ankle is one of the newer fashion trends these days for men. Known colloquially as the Italian style, men are strutting down the catwalks and streets with sockless feet that are coupled with a pair of chic, shortened slacks. (We’re certain women are also sporting this look.) However, with so much foot-on-shoe contact, could you … Read More
Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a ligament (a thick band of fibrous tissue) on the bottom of the foot that connects the heel bone to the toes. While it may not be one of the more common medical household terms, the condition has been an official diagnosis since the 1970s. In fact, approximately 10 percent of … Read More
This fall, think orthotics to help improve your performance on and off the field. We know, the word sounds like something reserved for the geriatric set. However, the reality is that all walks of life can benefit from these devices. That includes the weekend warrior, the student-athlete and even an avid mall walker. What are orthotics, exactly? Orthotics are devices … Read More
Little ones going or returning to school this month (sans sandals) will be eager to try new things, and learning to tie shoelaces is no exception. With some time and patience, you can teach your Velcro®-dependent child—especially if they’re between the ages of five and seven—how to tie laces like a champ with these easy-to-follow tips and tricks. Who knows—you … Read More
At Essex Union Podiatry, we are excited to be adding Dr. Sarah E. Haller to our ranks. We sat down with Dr. Haller to learn more about her and what she has to offer our patients. Q. What inspired you to become a podiatrist? A. As a child, I was a ballet dancer for 15 years and on pointe for … Read More