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Pueblo Ankle and
Foot Care, PLLC
1619 North Greenwood
Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 543-2476
Fax: (719) 543-2479
Pueblo West Colorado
729 E Spaulding Ave
Pueblo West, CO 81007
Phone: (719) 543-2476
Fax: (719) 543-2479
It wasn’t until 1818, that
the right shoe was invented.
Until that time, there was
no distinction between
shoes made for left or right
feet. The first pair of right
and left footed shoes were
made in Philadelphia.
Celebrity Foot Focus
Did you know that the ruby
slippers worn by Judy
Garland in the Wizard of Oz
weren’t always red?
The famous sequined shoes
were originally silver, like
they are in the Oz books.
But MGM studio head Louis
B. Mayer wanted to show
off Technicolor, so he
changed the hue.
What do you call a
ghost with a broken
A hoblin goblin.
What’s the best water
temp for soaking tired
D) Alternating cold and
Swelling in the feet is best
relieved by alternating
several times between cold
and warm water 15 minutes
with each temperature. The
constrict and dilate the
blood vessels that helps
Meet our Doctors
Dr. Eric Lewis
Dr. Benjamin Marble
Dr. Zeno Pfau
Dr. Sarah Thompson
In This Issue...
- Scary Sounding Podiatric Disorders
- 5 Simple Steps to Preventing Senior Falls
- Video of the Month: How we treat warts at PAFC!
- Deal of the Month
- Recipe of the Month: Harvest Chicken Casserole
Scary Sounding Podiatric Disorders
It’s Halloween and the time of year that’s
filled with ghosts and witches and horror
movies, so we thought we’d share some
scary–sounding foot problems. The trick is
the treat here, however, in that these
conditions are not as frightful as their names
Onychomycosis – this ominous term is the
official name for the humble toenail fungus.
Signs that you have this common condition include:
- Thickening of the nail
- Crumbling nail edges
Though not usually painful, the infection can spread and should be treated by your
podiatrist. Fungal nail infections can be treated with oral or topical antifungal
medications or laser therapy.
Tinea Pedis –if you’ve spent time barefoot in the gym showers or at a community
pool, you have an elevated risk for catching this infection, also known as athlete’s
foot. Both this condition and fungal toenails are spread by direct contact. That’s
why it’s best to keep feet covered in public places and to avoid sharing shoes,
socks, nail clippers, and other items that have touched someone else’s feet.
Calcaneal Apophysitis – the more common name for this heel problem–Sever’s
disease–is not much less intimidating but ironically, this disorder is not a disease.
Calcaneal apophysitis is an inflammation of the growth plate of the heel and it
typically occurs in children and teens between the ages of 8–15. Until the heel
bone is fully developed there is a vulnerable area where new growth is forming,
and it can become aggravated by excessive pounding from sports like basketball
and track. There are several ways to treat and help prevent Sever’s disease,
including maintaining a healthy weight, wearing appropriate footwear, and taking
breaks between sports.
5 Simple Steps to Preventing
Did you know that falls are the
number one cause of fatal and
non-fatal injuries for Americans 65
and older? Fortunately, there is much
that can be done to help ensure you
or a loved one are not a fall victim.
Below are 5 simple tips for lowering
- Take Care of Foot Pain
Promptly – when your feet hurt
you don’t walk normally. It’s
natural for your body to try to alter
your gait to protect you from pain
but that’s when it’s easy to lose your balance and fall. Don’t wait. If you are
experiencing foot pain or discomfort, make an appointment with your podiatrist
to get it evaluated and treated as soon as possible.
- Get an Annual Eye Exam – subtle vision changes may be imperceptible. Any
decrease in vision or changes in your depth of field or peripheral vision can
cause a misstep. If you feel that you’re having difficulty seeing clearly, don’t
wait for your yearly appointment to get checked out.
- Review Your Prescriptions – it’s a good idea to ask your physician or
pharmacist to periodically check all the medications you are taking, including
over–the–counter medicines, vitamins, and supplements. This will help
determine if there any potential drug interactions that may result in dizziness
- Review Home Safety – walk through your home with an eye to fixing any
areas that are potential fall zones. Some items to consider:
- Adequate lighting in hallways and on stairs, inside and outside your
- Grab bars for showers and toilets
- Handrails on both sides of the stairs
- Eliminating low–lying items like plant stands, magazine racks and piles of
books or papers
- Removal of scatter rugs and electrical cords that cross over walking
- Improve Balance – consider taking an exercise class that focuses on building
strength, flexibility, and better balance. Check your local senior center or
agency for aging to find a class. Sign up with a friend!
For more information on preventing falls, visit this National Council on Aging
Video of the Month:
How we treat warts at PAFC!
Recipe of the Month:
Harvest Chicken Casserole
This satisfying casserole has ALL your fall favorites and makes enough to feed a
- 2 tbsp. extra–virgin olive
oil, divided, plus more
for baking dish
- 2 lb. boneless skinless
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black
- ½ onion, chopped
- 2 medium sweet
potatoes, peeled and
cut into small cubes
- 1 lb. brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
- 1 tsp. paprika
- ½ tsp. ground cumin
- ½ c. low–sodium chicken broth, divided
- 6 c. cooked wild rice
- ½ c. dried cranberries
- ½ c. sliced almonds
- Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 9”–x–13” baking dish with oil. In a large, deep skillet over medium–high heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Add chicken to skillet and cook until golden and cooked
through, 8 minutes per side. Let rest 10 minutes, then cut into 1” pieces.
- Heat another tablespoon oil over medium heat. Add onion, sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, garlic, thyme, paprika,
and cumin. Season with salt and pepper and cook until softened, 5 minutes. Add 1/4 cup broth, bring to a simmer,
and cook, covered, 5 minutes.
- Place cooked rice in a large baking dish and season with salt and pepper. Stir in chicken, cranberries, cooked
vegetables, and remaining ¼ cup broth. Top with almonds and bake until dish is hot, and almonds are toasted, 15
to 18 minutes.
Recipe courtesy of delish.com
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