A Guide to Knowing When to See a Podiatrist vs. an Orthopedist Navigating the murky waters of healthcare can be tricky at best. So, when you find yourself with a foot or ankle injury, you may be unsure as to what type of specialist you need to consult for proper treatment. When you think muscles and bones, you may tend … Read More
Gardening is a well-known pastime for many, and Dr. Nancy Kaplan is no exception. In addition to being an avid hobby homesteader—growing nearly all the food her family consumes organically and sustainably—her husband also spends his time farming heirloom tomatoes. Mixing business with pleasure, Dr. Kaplan explores how to keep herself and her patients free from foot and ankle injuries … Read More
Our very own Dr. Jason P. Galante’s time as a podiatrist doesn’t stop when he leaves the office. He is constantly concerned about foot health, especially when it comes to his daughter who is an avid gymnast. Today, Dr. Galante is here to share some professional tips that he uses to protect his daughter’s feet and that we all should … Read More
It’s well understood that a good heel can take any ensemble to the next level, but did you know that your heels may add an unsightly and painful bump to your look? Let’s take a look at this funny-sounding—yet potentially painful—foot deformity. What is pump bump, exactly? Pump bump—also known as Haglund’s deformity, Haglund’s syndrome, Haglund’s heel or Mulholland deformity—is … Read More
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