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Telehealth: The Advantages of Telemedicine Jul 20th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered dramatic changes throughout everyday life — and in the medical community as well. Not only are providers across the country postponing elective procedures, but many are also encouraging people to avoid in-office appointments to reduce their risk of exposure to this highly contagious coronavirus.But what...

Podiatry and COVID-19: What You Should Know Jul 7th, 2020

It's no secret that the novel coronavirus has altered how society does things, and the medical community is no exception. Many providers have even postponed nonessential services. Now, as the world reopens, we're all taking steps to provide the medical attention you need as safely as possible. While these precautions...

Tips for Protecting Your Feet Against Fungal Infections This Summer Jun 24th, 2020

If you’re like most people, you probably get more physically active in the summer, thanks to the return of warmer weather. And, when it comes to having fun in the sun, nothing beats peeling off those socks and shoes and digging out your favorite pair of sandals. Unfortunately, warmer weather...

How to Keep Your Feet Healthy When Preparing For a Big Run May 5th, 2020

Running can do wonders for your health, but it can wreak havoc on your feet — especially if you start training for a half or full marathon. Common foot issues associated with distance running include: Blisters Corns and calluses Athlete’s foot Lost toenails Plantar fasciitis Fortunately, you don’t have to...

Playing Sports? Prevent Sprained Ankles and Other Injuries by Following these Tips Apr 30th, 2020

Believe it or not, you don’t have to play contact sports to sustain an injury. An estimated 8.6 million sports- and recreation-related injuries occur each year, and general exercise is the most frequently mentioned cause. Of these injuries, 42% affect the lower body, and one of the most common injuries...

How to Select the Right Running Shoes for Your Feet Mar 16th, 2020

There are lots of great reasons to take up running. Not only is it a good way to help you reach and maintain a healthy weight, but it’s also a fantastic stress reliever. Unfortunately, this form of exercise can also be hard on your feet. So, taking the right steps...

5 Tips for Preventing Corns and Calluses Feb 18th, 2020

It’s easy to assume that corns and calluses are just a cosmetic issue. But these common foot problems can cause intense pain, make it difficult to walk, and even cause infections or skin ulcers.  While corns and calluses have a lot in common, they describe two different foot issues. Both...

6 Steps To Prep Your Home Before Foot Surgery Jan 1st, 2020

If you’re preparing for foot surgery, there’s a lot to consider for the big day, but what about when you return home? While you still have your full mobility, there’s a lot you can do to prep the homefront to make your recovery as hassle-free as possible. Though some suggestions...

How to Keep a Sprained Ankle From Becoming Chronic Instability Dec 2nd, 2019

Maybe you sprained your ankle while playing soccer or on your evening run. Or perhaps you sprained it while walking down the stairs or taking the dog for a walk. Regardless of how you did it, if you don’t take care of a sprained ankle correctly, you increase your risk...

When an Ingrown Toenail Requires Help From Your Podiatrist Nov 11th, 2019

Have an ingrown toenail? Join the club. At least 40 million adults over the age of 21 have suffered from an ingrown toenail, so you aren’t alone. In many cases, you can resolve an ingrown toenail with proper nail and foot care at home. But in some cases, you’ll need...