Month: October 2009

Diabetes and Julie’s Feet

Anytime is a good time to remind those with Diabetes about the importance of foot care. Diabetes can be dangerous to your feet— even a small cut can cause serious problems.  Julie (names have been changed to protect the . . . health information – google HIPPA) came into my office yesterday having walked around […]

The Bunion in the Teenager

I received an email from Isabel (names have been changed to protect the . . . health information.  Google HIPPA) the other day.  Her granddaughter, Lucy, had foot surgery for it.  Her granddaughter is 14. When a bunion starts occurring this early in life there appear a couple of warning signs:  1) The gradual deviation […]

Can You Avoid Foot or Ankle Surgery?

I had a couple of foot and ankle surgical cases yesterday.  Both Karen and John (names are changed to protect the . . . health information – google HIPPA) had significant arthritis.  Karen’s arthritis started in her foot and John in his ankle.  Now this kind of arthritis has little to do with Rheumatoid arthritis.  […]

Can You Avoid Foot or Ankle Surgery?

I had a couple of foot and ankle surgical cases yesterday.  Both Karen and John (names are changed to protect the . . . health information – google HIPPA) had significant arthritis.  Karen’s arthritis started in her foot and John in his ankle.  Now this kind of arthritis has little to do with Rheumatoid arthritis.  […]

The High Heel Dilemma

High heels hurt.  A recent scientific article about High Heels found in Arthritis Care & Research discusses this very issue.  (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090929004214.htm.) The article came to the conclusion that women wearing high heels had a high correlation of eventually developing heel pain.  Now I am not a big fan of correlative studies.  A correlation means that […]