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Medical Issues from Flip Flops - July 19, 2012
Dr Orlando Cedeno, a podiatrist in Harrisonburg, showed a WHSV reporter an MRI from a patient who tore his Achilles tendon because of flip flops. Dr Cedeno said this can happen because flip flops put a lot of stress on your calf muscles. This is a common problem he sees in the summer time. ...

Your feet get their day in the sun - July 18, 2012
During the summer, feet take a beating through increased activity and extra damage from wearing shoes with no protection or support -- yup, we're talking about your beloved flip-flops. ...

Sarcomas aren't diagnosed early enough - July 17, 2012
Ty Bassett wasn't too worried when, in 2005, he experienced pain and an unusual swelling in the bottom of his right foot. But when he stopped at a podiatry center on a whim, he was given worrisome orders: Get an MRI and rush yourself to a doctor. ...

Flip flops have little support Podiatrists warn the flimsy footwear can lead to health problems - July 16, 2012
There's a lot of talk about flip-flopping this summer, and it's not all related to politics. In fact, it's considered as undesirable in footwear as it is in stump speeches....

Shin Splints: Common Condition Commonly Wrongly Diagnosed? - July 11, 2012
TexStar physical therapist Stefani Wylie agreed that shin splints is a general term that includes 31 conditions--and without a targeted treatment plan can lead to a long, painful recovery. "It can take a while and you get treated for the wrong thing," Wylie said. "Here you are a year down the road, two years down the road and you're having the same problems until you find someone who can really figure it out."...

Toe-besity - July 11, 2012
When patients seek out cosmetic surgery from New York-based Dr. Oliver Zong, they're often looking to remove fat, but not from their bellies or thighs. Zong is a podiatrist, and one of his specialties is slimming down people's fat toes -- "toe-besity," he calls it....

Kent State Officially Acquires College of Podiatric Medicine - July 10, 2012
The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (OCPM) has officially become the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine, effective July 1. The college was established in 1916 and is one of the largest and most respected podiatric medical education institutions in the country and the only accredited podiatry school in Ohio. ...

The Publisher of Award-Winning Journals Podiatry Today and The Dermatologist Announces the Debut of Skin Disease Of The Lower Extremities: A Photograp - July 10, 2012
Timely recognition, diagnosis and management of cutaneous disorders in the lower extremities are key concerns for many clinicians across various medical specialties. Accordingly, HMP Communications, the publisher of the award-winning journals Podiatry Today and The Dermatologist, announces the debut of Skin Disease Of The Lower Extremities: A Photographic Guide, a comprehensive pocket handbook on lower-extremity dermatology. ...

Heels Go Sky-High … and So Do Foot and Ankle Problems - July 9, 2012
Fashion watchers and shoe mavens say that this summer's styles are dominated by pointed toes, cut-out booties on ultra-high platforms, and sky-high stilettos. While the new season's fashions put a smile on the face of designers and the women, and sometimes men, who buy their shoes, they may not make feet very happy. ...

Product Review: Orthaheel Flip Flops Feel Fine All Day Long - July 2, 2012
Pros: The embellished uppers of the flip flops are very cute and come in a number of colors. Unlike most flimsy flip flops, the Aurora Sandals offer lots of arch support, and won't cause the normal back and leg pain you usually get from flat rubber foot flops. The foot-bed was designed by a podiatrist, and it absorbs shock and reduces stress on feet and ankles. We also like that the material is easy to care for-just wipe it off with a damp cloth. Cons: The Aurora Sandals are kind of bulky. They are definitely more stylish than orthopedic shoes, but their sturdiness does show. ...

Pointers for protecting feet from skin cancer - June 27, 2012
Walking on the beach, frolicking in the surf, participating in sports, strolling through a theme park while on vacation - your feet will carry you through a lot of fun this summer. But can paying attention to them help you avoid the most common form of cancer in America? Possibly, experts say....

Vote with your feet to select shoes - June 15, 2012
BRAND name, colour, style and price usually have a great influence over what we buy but when it comes to finding the right pair of shoes for running and exercise it is all about fit....

New Jersey Podiatrist Launches New Website as a Resource for Nerve Pain Sufferers - June 4, 2012
Peripheral neuropathy, or nerve pain, refers to damage of the Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) that is most commonly caused by trauma to the nerves or as a side effect of other illnesses such as diabetes, fibromyalgia, HIV, shingles and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, among others(2). Symptoms vary from person to person and range from numbness, tingling, pinching, burning, electric shock and cramps, among others(3). Symptoms can appear slowly and often go unnoticed or ignored until they become painful, but if left untreated can lead to immobility, loss of sensation and possibly infection....

Thousands wrongly diagnosed with shin splints are 'left in pain and without proper treatment' - June 1, 2012
Shin splints is 'catch-all' diagnosis for lower leg pain triggered by sports like running, dancing and football. But it actually covers 31 different conditions which means many sufferers are failing to get targeted help ...

Gluten Intolerance Can Affect Your Feet? - May 31, 2012
For some people, dry skin goes beyond an occasional nuisance and becomes a chronic problem. When it comes to the feet, there are a number of possible causes of moderate to severe dry skin that doesn't go away with store-bought creams. Two common causes are Athlete's foot and skin conditions related to allergies, such as atopic dermatitis (eczema). Health conditions such as diabetes and frequent swelling of the legs can also lead to chronic dry skin....

Looked at your toenails lately? - May 29, 2012
Toenails, like fingernails, are thought to be an evolutionary leftover from claws. Their function is to protect the toes from damage. They endure being rubbed against shoes and stubbed, and bacteria and fungi, so are vulnerable to problems....

Advice: Do a daily foot check - May 29, 2012
Feet rank low on the list of health priorities for many Americans, but nearly 80 percent of adults have experienced some form of foot ache, pain, itch or other condition in their lifetime, according to a survey from the American Podiatric Medical Association. ...

Smelly tootsies? Try these doctor-recommended home remedies - May 25, 2012
If the smell from your piggies is causing people to pass out, don't despair. Help is out there. "Young adults through their early 30s make up the largest group of foot-odor sufferers. Most likely due to anxiety," said Dr. Richard Spinner, a Stroudsburg podiatrist....

Having flat feet can destroy your knees: Many think wonky feet are a joke - but the effects are often crippling - May 22, 2012
Like most people, Arti had no idea that flat feet, or indeed any foot fault, can put you at risk of serious damage to your knees if you put on weight (as a result of pregnancy or lifestyle). ...

THE PATH TO HAPPY FEET - May 16, 2012
Here's how to get a foothold on some common foot problems: ...

Alessi: Without full recovery, turf toe can become debilitating - May 9, 2012
Toe injuries are not often associated with the need to remove an athlete from a contest. Turf toe is a painful foot injury that has pushed athletes to the sideline for extended recovery periods. ...

Run smart to run longer - May 7, 2012
Most injuries get better with a change in shoes, decreasing mileage, Advil and ice, and that four letter word to runners, rest. If a runner sees a doctor who tells him to stop running, the runner will find another doctor....

10 "Foot Facts" From The Snyder Stuart Podiatry Center - May 4, 2012
The health of your feet reflects the health of your overall body. After all, we're all on our feet every day! ...

Doctor: Barefoot Running Shoes Make Feet Stronger - April 30, 2012
Have you heard about the barefoot movement? It's been gaining ground in the running community since 2010, but new minimalist shoes that mimic barefoot walking are making it more socially accepted for everyday use. ...

Manhattan Clinic Warns of Skin and Nail Fungus Threats - April 23, 2012
"Nail fungus may affect anyone at any time. It makes no difference how impeccable your hygiene is". This is the claim of the a 25-year veteran of podiatry as well as pioneer of various skin treatments, Dr. Alexander Fish. Dr. Fish shares, "The results of our clinic's intensive two year study reveal a startling truth: Every person is susceptible to acquiring skin and nail fungus. The presence of fungus throughout our daily environment is more prevalent than we once thought."...

Avoiding amputations - April 17, 2012
For the month of April, the organization is raising awareness about those living with limb loss and limb loss prevention. The statistics seem to warrant the reported public health concern - more than 2 million people in the United States live with limb loss, and the number is expected to double by 2050, the coalition reports. Diabetes affects about 28 million Americans. In 2009, hospital costs associated with amputation totaled more than $8.3 billion....

Everton Ladies Player to carry Olympic torch - April 13, 2012
Everton ladies player and full time podiatrist at Liverpool Community NHS Health Trust, Becky Easton, will add carrying the Olympic torch to her long list of accolades this summer as the 37-year-old has been nominated to carry the torch for 300 meters through Huyton on the 1st of June. ...

New campaign puts feet first for diabetes sufferers - April 12, 2012
Diabetics are in danger of putting their health at risk unless they care for their feet, say health chiefs. NHS North Lincolnshire has set up a new Putting Feet First campaign – which warns of the consequences of ignoring cuts, bruises or infections to the feet....

Take steps to look after your feet - April 11, 2012
As part of its annual Feet for Life Month in June, The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists is raising awareness of the importance of foot care in sports. When you run, your body weight is multiplied by up to seven times, with your feet bearing the brunt of this stress at every stride. The demands made on feet and lower limbs can lead to a range of injuries, including blisters, sprained ankles, torn ligaments, shin pain, knee pain, and joint and muscle problems. ...

New American Podiatric Medical Association survey: six out of 10 teens affected by foot pain, yet most ignore problems - April 6, 2012
April not only signals the beginning of prom season for teens across the country, it's also prime time for young adults to be plagued by foot pain. Yet it's not just limited to a month where high heels and strappy shoes take center stage. Six out of 10 teens are affected by foot pain that keeps them from daily activities at least some of the time, a new nationally representative survey commissioned by the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) has found. ...

Running Shoe Controversy Heats Up with the Weather - April 4, 2012
Spring is here! The forsythia is in bloom, the trees are turning green and runners are hitting the road. Every year, 36 million people in the United States run and about half of them suffer at least one injury. To prevent injury, runners are advised to stretch properly, cross-train in other sports and, above all, to wear proper footwear. ...

Circling the Planet Four Times Takes a Toll on Your Feet - April 4, 2012
"When your feet hurt, or are not properly cushioned or supported, your entire lower body can be negatively affected, including a bevy of knee and hip pain and spine alignment issues," says Alan Beychok, president and CEO of Benchmark Brands, parent company of FootSmart. "These conditions are not limited to those living a sedentary life, but as often, people who lead active lives and make less than comfortable, often compromising footwear decisions." ...

World-Renowned Podiatrist Phillip Vasyli, Founder of OrthaheelUSA, and Dr. Weil Integrative Footwear Hosts - April 2, 2012
Are flats good for your feet? How long should you stay in your heels? Australian podiatrist, and biomechanics specialist Phillip Vasyli, will lead an informative session about lower limb biomechanics and common problems associated with a condition faced by nearly 70 percent of the population: over-pronation of the feet. Phillip Vasyli will be hosting a "Healthy Feet" session at two Dillard's locations in Nevada....

Examing your feet can relieve a lot of pressure - March 30, 2012
Alexis Barry, a R.N. and director of Services at HomeCare Options, the Passaic-County based home care agency, explains that with May being Foot Health Awareness Month, now is as a good a time as any to self-examine your feet for existing problems and the possibility of future ones. ...

Diabetes amputation rate growing: podiatrists - March 26, 2012
Diabetes can lead to circulation problems, which in turn can result in seriously infected leg wounds that do not heal. Amputation can sometimes be necessary. ...

Foot Mechanics can Help You with Lower Back Pain Problems - March 23, 2012
Podiatry can and does provide relief if you are experiencing lower back pain. The reason podiatry works is because the science of podiatry works with the positioning of the feet. When you walk you produce a chain reaction throughout the body, including the lower back, and frequently back pain can be caused by the misalignment of your feet. So, if you know of anyone who has suffered back pain over a period of time, without having experienced a specific accident to cause this, consider the very plausible option of consulting a podiatrist....

Is There Life After Stilettos? What to Wear After 50 and Before Orthotics - March 19, 2012
Feet -- gotta have them, but don't gotta love them, especially after decades of wear and tear. Hard to believe our moms used to plant loving little kisses on ours. But, over time, our feet may not only become unkissable, but worn out, misaligned and just plain painful to use. By mid-life, we may end up with feet only a fetishist could love. ...

9 Footwear Do's and Don'ts - March 16, 2012
Our poor feet. They withstand lots of abuse, quickly carrying us to last-minute outings, pounding the pavement on mind-clearing runs, and being squeezed into impractical (but fashionable) shoes. But we need to take care of them to avoid foot pain, injury, and other ailments. So do your tootsies a favor and follow these healthy tips. ...

Runners risk more foot problems if they wear heels - March 9, 2012
Podiatrist Rodney Stuck of Loyola University Health System said high heels are the leading cause of ingrown toenails, or onychocryptosis. But for runners, the physical problems of wearing high-heels can be worsened and lead to even more severe problems than the average high-heels wearer because of additional strain. ...

The hidden perils of high heels - March 9, 2012
High heels may do more than elongate your legs. They are the No. 1 cause of ingrown toenails, some Chicago area podiatrists are reporting. ...

Treatment system uses compressed air, cold water to speed healing - March 6, 2012
Then late last year, on the advice of his podiatrist, Dr. David A. Lieb of Frederick, he decided to try the vasopneumatic compression system, a machine that uses compressed air and cold water at the same time to treat injuries. ...

Wes Emmert: Running for beginners - March 6, 2012
While running seems to be a very simple skill, some thought and preparation should be adhered to which could make the experience fun and prevent some painful injuries. Running is a great activity and many individuals get a lot of enjoyment out it. With all the research out there on running, it is good advice to prepare....

A parent's guide to foot health for athletic kids - March 5, 2012
With the Olympics approaching in July, you can expect to witness some amazing feats of athleticism this summer. But Olympic athletes won't be the only ones competing hard in summer sports - so will your kids. ...

CAN LACK OF ARCH SUPPORT IN SANDALS AND FLIP FLOPS CAUSE FOOT AND LEG PROBLEMS? - March 5, 2012
Whether shopping all day, working long hours, sightseeing while on vacation or dancing all night long, wearing sandals or flip flops can translate into a whole lot of foot and leg problems if you wear them all day long....

SEVEN STEPS TO FITTER FEET - February 28, 2012
PUT your best foot forward this spring with a little help from our guide to looking after your toes......

Ask Dr. K: Daily foot care helps diabetics - February 27, 2012
Both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes raise blood sugar levels. When blood sugar levels are not kept under control, the nerves that extend into your legs and feet can be damaged. As a result, your feet become less sensitive to touch and pain. In this case, a sore on the skin of your foot could go unnoticed, worsen and get infected....

How to avoid running injuries - February 20, 2012
Training hard for your first marathon? Experts reveal how to sidestep the most common problems and stay injury-free while you prepare for the big race...

Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment - February 13, 2012
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What your feet could be telling you about your heart - February 6, 2012
If you're wondering about the health of your heart, try looking at your feet. The lowly, stepped-on, shoe-squished foot could very well hold clues about the state of your coronary arteries. If your feet show signs of poor circulation – or peripheral arterial disease – your heart could be suffering as well....

FiveFingers® For Your Feet? - February 6, 2012
Every year Americans spend billions of dollars on running shoes. Companies that sell these shoes promise improved athletic ability with limited injury. But despite our dependency on our favorite pair of sneakers, a new trend is emerging among runners and athletes. They are called minimalist shoes and they offer a more natural running experience....

Hidden Beneath the Arch: The solution to heel pain - February 6, 2012
When you experience a burning or stinging sensation in the heel of your foot when standing or walking, chances are that you're experiencing plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis occurs when repeated stress is placed upon the plantar fascia ligament. Most often, this occurs as a result of flat feet, or high arches. ...

Fighting the five most common foot woes - January 30, 2012
While nearly 70 percent of Americans say they want to be healthier five years from now, just 51 percent recognize that foot health can be a key to achieving that goal, according to a survey from the American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA). ...

Superbones West Podiatry Conference to Be First Podiatric Conference Hosted at Aria Resort in New Las Vegas CityCenter - January 24, 2012
The Superbones Conferences is pleased to announce it has signed a definitive agreement to host the 2012 Superbones West Conference at the brand new Aria Hotel in the breathtaking ultra-modern CityCenter in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 18-20, 2112....

Enzyme Linked to Tendon Weakening - January 24, 2012
A study published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases found that posterior tibial tendons of those with adult-acquired flatfoot had an increased amount of proteolytic enzyme activity. This type of enzyme breaks down protein - part of the tendon's collagen structure - and is one possible biochemical factor at play in chronic tendon weakening....

Atlanta Podiatrist Dr. Jason Morris Brings Innovative Laser Technology and Aesthetics to Primera Podiatry, Laser and Foot Spa - January 23, 2012
Atlanta's first total foot center features state-of-the-art podiatry care. Dr. Jason Morris is first podiatrist to bring innovative laser technology and aesthetic foot therapies to Atlanta, Georgia and the South East....

Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and Kent State University discuss merger - January 9, 2012
The Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine, independent for 96 years, plans to merge with Kent State University....

Forget home treatment, time is the ONLY cure for that verruca - January 9, 2012
Verrucas – small hard lumps – are warts on the foot. They are caused by a virus known as the human papillomavirus (HPV). They are usually picked up at swimming pools as the humid environment is ideal for the virus, which can survive for months on floors without a host. If you have any scratch or abrasion on your foot, the virus can enter the skin. ...

Jordans in 1985 and now: a frenzy afoot - December 27, 2011
Around the country, at shoe stores and malls, a scene repeated itself early Friday morning. Teenagers went crazy trying to buy a pair of shoes. It's not a new scene. The Air Jordan shoe has been stirring up shopping frenzies since it was introduced back in 1985. This year Nike brought a 1996 design, lighting a fire under fans once more. To get a taste of what the original shoe craze was all about, we looked back to Dec. 28, 1985 and this piece from The Post's Style section: "Crazy for the Chic Sneakers."...

Don't let sore feet trip up your travel plans - December 27, 2011
During the course of a regular day, the average person walks 8,000 to 10,000 steps, but that number can increase dramatically when you're traveling. From inappropriate footwear to long stretches of inactivity in cramped cars or airplane seats, traveling can be hard on your feet....

The Sports Doctor: Treat acute, chronic injuries differently - December 19, 2011
Sports related injuries can be characterized into two specific areas. Acute injuries, which can be related to a particular event - you sprained your ankle, hurt your knee or twisted your back. Or chronic injuries, which have no specific incident and are vague in their history - you can't relate a particular event or precise injury. "Gee Doc - I don't recall when these ankle problems, or shin splints started, but they haven't gone away."...

'Butterball break' and other holiday risks to the feet - December 19, 2011
Boca Raton podiatrist Dr. Bret Ribotsky sees it every holiday season - and this year has been no different. From just prior to Thanksgiving to just after New Year's, Ribotsky notes that his practice treats significantly more patients suffering from various - and often preventable - foot, ankle and lower-leg injuries....

Highs of the well heeled - December 12, 2011
Stilettos can look fabulous, and with some simple tips to care for your feet, don't need to come with the ouch factor, writes Susan Edmunds....

Ten Reasons to Get Out for a Short Walk Today - December 7, 2011
Even though the days are getting colder and shorter, getting outdoors for a 15 minute walk is so beneficial to your health, you should be sure you make time each day to lace up your shoes and head out the door....

Podiatrist handed 14-day sentence - December 5, 2011
Donald E. Robinson, a podiatrist described by law officers as a sovereign citizen extremist, was sentenced this week to 14 days in jail at one of Kendall County's quickest trials in memory. ...

ARE YOUR SHOES KILLING YOUR FEET? - November 29, 2011
WOMEN'S feet have increased by a size and a half in the past 20 years but our desire to squeeze them into damaging fashion footwear has been unchanged for centuries....

Footcare Event a Success for Homeless Solutions - November 29, 2011
Hats off (or, shoes on) to Homeless Solutions Inc., which conducted a footcare and shoe donation event on Nov. 22 at its Morris Township facility....

A Common and Seldom Heard of Cause of Toe Pain - November 21, 2011
A lack of adequate flexibility at the big toe joint is known as hallux limitus. Hallux limitus (which sounds more like something from a sci-fi movie) literally means a stiff big toe joint. It often leads to arthritis and toe pain that is worsened by activity....

Wound Prevention & Skin Care Solutions - November 16, 2011
Join us for this unique panel discussion as three physicians, Wound Care Clinic Medical Director and Surgeon, John V. Belmonte Jr., M.D.; Internist, Bozena E. Scigacz, M.D.; and Podiatrist, Dr. Mark J. Spaccapaniccia, DPM as they share their view on skin care and wound prevention. Learn the causes, signs, symptoms and treatments of non-healing wounds through this multidisciplinary approach. Bring your questions-you will ample opportunity to talk to the physicians....

Treating Heel Pain: Plantar Fasciitis - November 15, 2011
Environmental factors can also cause plantar fasciitis – whether running on pavement or in worn out shoes, running long distances or increasing our training too quickly, or even by experiencing sudden weight gain, we can put undue strain on our plantar fascia....

It's That Time of Year - November 14, 2011
It's the beginning of November and the flood-gates are about to open in operating rooms all over the country. Long lists of patient names will cover surgery boards at hospitals and surgery centers in every community. For myself and other foot and ankle surgeons, this is a very important time of year. Yes, it's the holiday season and that means time spent with family and friends. But it also means more time spent with bunions! That's right, bunions seem to come out of the woodwork; painful, red, screaming in those tight shoes, just waiting to be removed by their friendly foot surgeon....

Surgical Shoe Company Plans to Expand to India - November 11, 2011
The senior Darby's son, H. Darrel Darby II, the president and CEO of DARCO International, has led the company's growth. Speaking Oct. 28 as part of the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce's "Coffee and Conversation" series, the younger Darby traced the history of a company that started with a sketch his father drew on an airline napkin....

Save Our Soles - A Socks for the Needy Program by Bay Area Foot & Laser Podiatry Group - November 9, 2011
"There are many needy individuals with hardships that have been forced to wear the same pair of socks for days or weeks at a time," says Dr. Mark Wolpa, founder of the Bay Area Foot & Laser Podiatry Group. "For those with diabetes, impaired circulation, or neuropathy, this can lead to serious foot infections which may result in the loss of a limb or even loss of life," Wolpa explains. ...

What shoes are best for baby? (and toddlers!) - November 8, 2011
If it feels like you're always buying your children new shoes - you're right. During the first three years of life, a child's foot grows a half size every two to four months. That growth rate slows when a child hits age three. That's when growth slows to a half size every four to six months....

CoolTouch Receives FDA Clearance for VARIABreeze™ Laser for Patients with Toenail Fungus - November 8, 2011
CoolTouch Inc, manufacturer of medical laser devices, announced today their VARIABreeze ™ 1064nm laser system has received FDA clearance (K103338) for the temporary increase of clear nail in patients with onychomycosis or toenail fungus. Nail fungus is the cause of yellow, thick, brittle nails. Approximately 36 million people in the US suffer with nail fungus, with 700 million afflicted worldwide....

HEALTH MATTERS: It's time to stop the devastation of diabetes - November 8, 2011
With nearly 26 million children and adults in America living with diabetes, and another 79 million at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, the disease is taking a devastating physical, emotional, and financial toll on our country. Yet, according to the American Diabetes Association, most Americans don't consider diabetes a serious matter. They feel it is someone else's responsibility; it is someone else's problem....

Victory Is Afoot! Fan Of Jets' Rex Just Having Fun With Novelty Product - November 4, 2011
After Rex Ryan made headlines last December for allegedly taking part in foot-fetish videos, Rosen and company got a kick out of the idea of brandishing a foam foot – instead of the customary foam finger - around at Jets games....

Help... Is It a Shoe Problem or a Foot Problem? - November 1, 2011
To become your own shoe doctor, you do not have to go to podiatry school! All you need to do is follow these recommendations and you "will walk happily ever after". When purchasing a new pair of shoes check to see if there is enough wiggle room in the front of the shoe (toe box) so your toes are not cramped or feeling unnecessary pressure. If you see redness on the top or sides of your toes after trying on a new pair of shoes, that is an indication that they are to tight and could lead to developing corns, blisters and subsequent pain when wearing them for long periods of time. If you only plan to wear them into restaurant and kick them off once you get there, you are probably safe. Always make sure that you have at least a thumbs width between your longest toe and the end of the shoe....

Co-founder of Vans shoes dies - October 31, 2011
James Van Doren, co-founder of the Orange County-based casual shoe company Vans Inc., died Oct. 12 following a long illness. He was 72. ...

Take the time to take care of your feet - October 31, 2011
You stand on them. You walk with them but you might be taking your feet for granted. That's not a good idea. Especially if you have circulatory problems or diabetes. You need healthy feet to remain active, doing the things you enjoy. And if they aren't happy, you aren't happy. ...

Should Women Reconsider Wearing High Heels Frequently? - October 31, 2011
The Department of Podiatry at La Peer Health Systems agrees with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons that the prolonged wearing of high heels or poorly fitting shoes contribute to severe bunions and other foot problems. ...

Guidelines for Diabetic Foot Care - October 25, 2011
Nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And 60-70% of them suffer from nerve damage (neuropathy) that can affect many parts of the body but most commonly involves the hands and feet (peripheral neuropathy). "Nerve damage typically shows up first in the feet and is the primary cause of foot problems for people with diabetes," says Dr. Alan Berman, Podiatrist of Somers Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Group....

FOOT NOTES: A PODIATRIST'S TIPS FOR SAVING YOUR FEET FROM HELL - October 24, 2011
"You should never have to break in a pair of shoes. It's all about buying the right shoe for the right activity," says podiatrist Mallory Eisenman, who sees patients in Center City and Northeast Philly. "If you buy a pair that doesn't fit, the shoe will always win."...

Treating Athletes Toes - October 20, 2011
Any person affected with Athletes Foot can have two physician best friends and it is your dermatologist plus the podiatrist. A dermatologist is really a skin expert so if there exists anything at all incorrect with our pores and skin we rush to them. Typically dermatologists are just related with encounter pores and skin troubles like acne complications but dermatologists really treatment for pores and skin complications on any part of ones human body which includes the feet!...

Foot Boost: A Training and Treatment Tool for Feet - October 18, 2011
One coach is using sensor technology embedded inside tennis shoes and corresponding video analysis of a player's movements on court to gain a better understanding of how the feet perform during play. Dr. Allan Grossman, a USPTA coach and podiatrist specializing in treating tennis players at the Harrisburg Foot and Ankle Center in Harrisburg, PA, embeds a sheet fitted with thousands of sensors that pinpoint pressure points inside tennis shoes. ...

Don't let feet show age: Give them a face-lift - October 18, 2011
Although your baby boomer feet may have lost their blush of youth, there's still hope. With some TLC and foot care know-how, you can turn back the clock and put the spring back in your step. ...

Lunch 'n learn crowd pumped up for foot care - October 17, 2011
Diabetics should always have someone who can inspect the parts of their feet they can't see themselves "to make sure there's nothing going on," said Stansell. Because of the danger of infection if you nick yourself, she said diabetics generally should have their toenails professionally trimmed by a podiatrist. Heating pads and hot foot paths are also discouraged because can affect circulation, she added. ...

From sole to sole - October 14, 2011
"The way you walk affects the rest of your skeleton," says Johannah Youner, a podiatrist at her private practice in New York. Feet have an effect on your knees, hips, back, posture and joints. As you get older, your body can wear down quicker if you do not wear shoes that have support and cushioning. ...

Podiatrists have their foot in the door - October 12, 2011
A disproportionate number of those receiving the first batch of incentive payments to install electronic health records are podiatrists, an iWatch News analysis suggests. Of the 188 different practices and chains that received the first batch of payments in May, 23 were podiatry practices, or about 12 percent - even though podiatrists make up only about 1.5 percent of Medicare physicians and practitioners....

The Tao Of High Heels...Then And Now - October 11, 2011
It's a truism that men love women in high heels, and a fact that strong independent, women also enjoy the feminine prerogative of strutting their stuff in a pair of pumps. But after a lifetime on point, my podiatrist has finally decreed, "If you want happy feet when you're older, hang up the heels, except for special occasions or guilty pleasures. "...

San Antonio Podiatrist Discusses Five Mistakes Patients Make When Considering Bunion Surgery - October 11, 2011
Consider bunion surgery for the right reasons. Three potential reasons for bunion surgery include a painful boney "bump" at the base of the big toe making shoe fit difficult, the big toe drifting laterally or toward the lesser toes and pain within the big toe joint. Pain within the big toe joint or painful range of motion is one of the more important reasons. If the big toe drifts toward the second toe it may deform it, causing it to become a hammertoe. One can live with a "bump" on the base of the big toe for quite a while by obtaining roomier shoegear....

Man with world's largest feet finds fame - October 10, 2011
Judges from Guinness World Records came to France to measure him and confirmed his suspicion that he had record-breaking feet – his left measuring one foot three inches (38.1 cm) in length and his right, one foot 2.76 inches. ...

Ideas for Taking Care of Feet During Wintertime - October 6, 2011
Although the weather is dramatically changing with winter approaching, most committed runners don't take a break from their scheduled routines. However, the winter months take on special challenges. It is imperative to select the proper footwear for the season upon us. According to Erica at Podiatry Group of Georgia "With the treacherous conditions caused by snow and ice in the winter, they stress that proper footwear is essential to avoid winter injuries."...

Obesity and your feet - October 5, 2011
THE average person's feet will walk 99,439 miles in a lifetime, a distance equivalent to going four times around the world. In each foot there are 32 joints, eight arches, 26 bones and more than hundred muscles and tendons. But although the feet contain more than a quarter of all the bones in the human body most people give little thought to protecting and caring for their feet until there is a problem....

How to... Cure a high heel hangover - September 26, 2011
The less frequently you wear heels, and the higher they are, the more painful the hangover. Your calf muscle contracts when lifting the leg to walk but, in high-heels, your ankle is a few inches off the ground before taking a step, so the calf has to work much harder, contracting tighter. If your muscle isn't used to it, like going to the gym for a work out it will stiffen up the next day. ...

Stiletto-wearing celeb Victoria Beckham incites health warnings – but are shoes really to blame for bunions? - September 26, 2011
However, what fashionistas and average folks alike may fail to realize is that most bunion cases are hereditary – and that, while there is certainly a distinction between supportive and purely decorative footwear, it often has little to do with an individual's need for bunion surgery....

Podiatric Physicians Apply Treatment to the Feet - September 19, 2011
Podiatry Practice, Podiatrist Practice...

Help, my feet are killing me! - September 16, 2011
"If I have a magic wand, sure, I will make high heels (especially those above 2.5 inches) vanish so that fewer women will have foot problems," says Australian podiatrist Brendan Bergin. "But most women refuse to live without their heels... so in the end, it's about minimising the damage, not about the perfect footwear."...

Problems of Cracked Heels - September 16, 2011
Cracks within the dry looking hard the skin which often develop all around the heel definitely will end up being truly aching and even appear unattractive. They are actually a very prolonged complications and do need to get frequent therapy and even routine maintenance to actually take a look after them and so lessen them....

Dr. Hal Ornstein to Present About Podiatry and Patients with CMT Disease - September 12, 2011
The AANEM holds an annual meeting to provide crucial continuing medical education for its members and others. This years meeting will take place on September 14-17, 2011 in San Francisco, CA. National CMT Resource Center experts will present on relevant topics, including Podiatry and Patients with CMT by Hal Ornstein, DPM, FASPS....

KCI's V.A.C.Via(TM) Therapy System Named a Leading Innovation by Podiatry Today - September 12, 2011
Kinetic Concepts, Inc. KCI -0.98% today announced that its V.A.C.Via(TM) Therapy System was named one of the "Top Ten Innovations in Podiatric Technology" by trade publication Podiatry Today....

In Season's Long March, Every Step Can Be Painful - September 12, 2011
Oh, those gnarly, festering feet: bunioned and blistered, callused and corned, with nails that are split, ingrown and blackened, if not gone altogether. By the end of a long, grueling hardcourt season, they can resemble fresh hamburger. Think of podiatry's equivalent of Chuck Wepner's face after 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali....

The other shoe drops: Most are bad for feet - September 12, 2011
Fact is, much of the current crop of popular shoes makes podiatrists grimace. Foot deformities, including hammer toe, bunions, heel spurs, plantar fasciitis and even ankle, knee, hip and back problems, can arise from long-term wearing of bad footwear, experts say....

Gloss How-To: Curbing High Heel Pain - September 2, 2011
According to Manhattan-based podiatrist Dr. Oliver Zong, "If you hold a limb in a shortened position over and extended period, the muscles shorten." After several years decked in heels ranging anywhere from 2 inches to 5 inches and beyond, high heel wearers will undoubtedly experience a change in their calf muscles, which are forced to compensate for being in a constant shortened position. To alleviate the pain that comes with high-heel beauty, Dr. Zong offers some tips that don't require women to give up their favorite Jimmy Choos!...

Keeping in step: Foot problems common in service industry - September 1, 2011
"Every aspect of your daily life revolves around your feet," Sibel says. About 50 percent of his patients see him for work-related foot and ankle injuries. "I don't think people understand the magnitude of change in life if they can't walk well. It affects everything from getting up to making breakfast and going to work." ...

Stand tall, ladies: harm from high heels can be minimized - August 24, 2011
Women are often told how the very high-heeled shoes they wear are doing them harm. But instead of trying to make them feel guilty about their footwear, we would be better off discussing how to help women minimize the negative effects of high heels on foot health....

A Doctor Who Endorses High-Heels! - August 24, 2011
Okay, think of a podiatrist: does a white-haired man who tells you to wear orthopedic shoes come to mind? We thought the same thing, until we were introduced to Dr. Emily Splichal, a.k.a Dr. Legs. Dr. Legs is not only a young and fabulous podiatrist, but she also totally endorses (drumroll, please…) wearing high-heels! See more on this amazing woman below!...

The Details About Caring For The Fabulous Foot - August 22, 2011
The human foot is an organic masterpiece. It is strong, versatile and useful design enables it to do its job well and with out complaint-if you handle it-yet foot ailments are among the most common well being problems. Although some can be traced to heredity, many stem from the cumulative influence of a lifetime of abuse and neglect. ...

Ill. home health care owners, podiatrist charged in $1.5M Medicare fraud - August 16, 2011
Two owners of a south Chicago area home health care business and a suspended podiatrist were arrested for allegedly defrauding Medicare of more than $1.5 million....

Extended wear of high heels can cause foot damage - August 16, 2011
"Constant wearing of high heels change the feet permanently," Dr. Nirenberg says. "They also change the way all your joints in your body are aligned. Heels, even the small ones, cause you to fall forward, and the body compensates by contorting the back and changing the positioning of the shoulders and neck, making you prone to herniated discs. ...

Morton's Toe: An Enlightening Perspective - August 16, 2011
Dr. Burton S. Schuler, a podiatrist in Panama City, Florida, is one of the country's leading experts on Morton's Toe, and he has made great efforts to lift the veil of obscurity around thus condition and educate people about its physical effects....

Dana Davis traded in teaching to design chic shoes - August 15, 2011
Inspiration struck five years ago, and Davis teamed up with her podiatrist to design stylish, sexy shoes for women like herself who don't want to be condemned to clodhoppers due to foot woes...

Do shoes cause flat foot in children? - August 10, 2011
There have been a number of previous studies in children in African countries that have shown a high correlation between flat foot and the wearing of shoes. This often gets touted as the shoes caused the flat foot and is used by those with an agenda to promote barefoot. However, that is not what those studies showed. All they showed was a correlation. Correlation does not mean causation. ...

What Are Chiropodists and Podiatrists - August 10, 2011
There is no difference between chiropodists and podiatrists. They are the same profession. However, chiro means hand in Greek while pod means foot. A chiropodist is a qualified doctor who treats patients with problems from the lower limb ie. foot or ankle. All professional podiatrists must be included on the HPC register before they are legally allowed to work with patients. This license is renewed every few years to ensure that the doctor is continually developing their profession. ...

Teetering our way to toe trouble - August 10, 2011
Bunions do not occur overnight. They develop slowly and so they are common in the elderly. Some people who have bunions are lucky enough to have no marked symptoms so that their only problem is selecting appropriate footwear. However, for most people bunions are painful and choosing shoes is very difficult....

Inspire Seniors to Start Walking to Celebrate Senior Citizens Day August 21 - August 9, 2011
Podiatrists and other foot care experts point out that proper footwear and taking care of feet is essential to a successful walking regimen. "To inspire seniors to start walking, new walking shoes and foot care products make great SURPRISE GIFTS for Senior Citizen's Day," says Buck....

Royal request to design icon: The football boot - August 8, 2011
Amanda Lau, podiatrist at Pure Sports Medicine believes criticism of today's boots is an easy blame. "There are so many factors involved," Lau told Humans Invent....

A new worry for women... do my feet look big in these? - August 4, 2011
It has always been considered rude to ask a lady her age. But it seems it's also a step too far to inquire of her shoe size. Women are becoming increasingly touchy about the length of their feet as average sizes go up....

Vary shoe type, podiatrists warn - August 4, 2011
Podiatrist Lorraine Jones said that wearing high heels is fine in moderation, but "choosing the right shoe for the job" is vital....

Viewing: Corns, Calluses And Blisters - Oh My! - August 3, 2011
Generally simple at-home care and modifications of footwear can effectively treat and eliminate the pressure that is causing your foot problems. But when these treatments fail, it's best to visit your Scottsdale podiatrist for professional care....

It's a Matter of Seconds - August 2, 2011
A major reason why a player's feet are not stable is because they are not properly balanced. This is because of abnormal pronation and can be defined as instability of the joints in the middle of the foot (the mid-tarsal and subtalar joints). Although pronation is normal and every foot pronates, excess or abnormal pronation is not. Abnormal pronation causes a player's medial longitudinal arch or inner arch to stay collapsed throughout their entire movement cycle whether they are standing in the batter's box or standing on the mound getting ready to pitch....

Lawsuit pending against toning shoes - August 1, 2011
Toning shoes are the wildly popular shoes that promise to give your legs and rear-end a workout. But could they be more of a hazard than a help?...

Kick up your heels - August 1, 2011
This summer's footwear fashion is all about foot-baring high heels, platforms and gladiator-style sandals - while low heels are out....

THE SPORTS DOCTOR – About those "fitness, toning shoes" - August 1, 2011
You've got to love the "hula hoop" like hype about the the fitness, rocker-bottom toning shoes. Thought we'd talk about facts and fiction about them....

"The Great Shoe Flap" Arrives in Boston: Is Barefoot Running Better? - July 26, 2011
Podiatrists Discuss Risks and Benefits at APMA's Annual Scientific Meeting, July 28-31...

THE SPORTS DOCTOR – Are you pushing too hard? - July 26, 2011
With the huge amounts of walkers, runners and aerobics over the past 10 to 20 years, we've seen increases in foot, ankle, shin and knee problems. This is true whether we're looking at the adult, especially baby boomer recreation athletes, or kids with club, traveling or school team demands. Shoe technology has come a long way in all sports, especially in running and walking. Also, it seems that the specific shoes for all sports have taken a big step up....

What Migraines? New Yorkers Defend Their High Heels - July 26, 2011
After The Daily Caller reported last week that Ms. Bachmann, a Republican congresswoman from Minnesota, had identified high-heel shoes as a source of her migraines, her son Lucas, a medical resident at the University of Connecticut, confirmed to The New York Times that his mother had noticed a "correlation" between days she wears heels and days she experiences headaches....

How to Heal Cracked Heels - July 21, 2011
The constant exposure to air dries out your delicate skin, creating calluses. The pressure of pounding your feet on the ground when you walk or run exasperates the issue and causes heel fissures, or cracks in the skin. If you continue to walk or run, the cracks can split open and become deeper, which can lead to bleeding and infection. ...

The Importance of Toenail Health: Treating Toenail Fungus - July 20, 2011
Fungal infections usually begin in a single toenail and progress to adjacent nails. The nail, or just a portion of it, will have yellow, white, or brownish discoloration with a thickened nail plate and crumbly debris beneath. ...

Best supporting act - July 18, 2011
Scarred by a painful - and expensive - running experience, Josh Rakic seeks advice on the perfect shoe. ...

Look, no shoes: Experienced runner talks about the transition to barefoot running - July 18, 2011
Barefoot running has become more noticeable in the last few years. There are several brands of barefoot or minimalist shoes, and many articles about the pros and cons of barefoot running. One of the physical therapists at ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus, Tim Hatlestad, a barefoot runner, shares his first-hand knowledge on the subject....

Shelter Spreads Love To Homeless - July 14, 2011
The Coachella Valley Rescue Mission's "Love Van'' will make runs across the desert today to deliver supplies to the homeless. ...

Government says private Medicare Advantage insurers must police fraud - July 13, 2011
Medicare says it wasn't its responsibility to keep tabs on a Maryland podiatrist who was banned from the program in 2007 for fraud, then submitted more than $1 million in fake bills to Medicare Advantage insurers. ...

Asics Makes Sneakers For That Time of the Month - July 13, 2011
So it's not like the sneakers are going to magically make your cramps go away, but they will supposedly adjust to the random annoying changes your body goes through for those few days....

New laser treatment takes aim at toenail fungus - July 12, 2011
Podiatrists have begun using a laser treatment that combats the infection - or wastes their patients' money because it doesn't work, depending on whom you ask....

The history of a female obsession - July 11, 2011
The year was 1533, and the diminutive Catherine d'Medici wanted the Duke of Orleans, the future King of France, to be impressed with the young orphan from Florence. To elevate herself in stature, she donned shoes with a five- centimeter heel, said to have been designed by Leonardo da Vinci....

What Nike Free Working Sneakers Carry You - July 11, 2011
In closing, the Nike No cost Hyper Trainer shoe is really awesome. Gals who devote their income on this sneaker will likely be gaining footwear that is certainly best for schooling. Girls who operate or drop by the fitness center a good deal can consider comfort and ease in realizing that this shoe will be capable nike free run to offer the comfort, help and versatility that they will need. ...

The hidden cost of inexpensive flip-flops - July 7, 2011
If you're going to the beach and you want to wear flip-flops from the car to the sand, that's fine But if you're going to the mall to walk for several hours, it's not such a good idea,'...

Great North Run 2011 – 90-Day Half Marathon Program Week 1 and 2 - July 5, 2011
THIS week was the launch of the 90-Day Half Marathon Conditioning Program. A proud moment for me as I shared the first of the Daily Tips and the first few eBooks were snapped up. The ultimate goal is to share all the strategies that I use on a day-to-day basis with running clients one-to-one, with as many people who can benefit from them. ...

Podiatrist's fees shock patients - July 5, 2011
Rachel Quintero saw an ad for the podiatrist and noticed that one of his offices was on her way to work. He wasn't in her health plan's network - but after all, how much could it cost to have part of a toenail removed? The answer, if John S. Lanham is the podiatrist: More than $2,300. ...

Keeping Patients in Step with Life - July 1, 2011
When you visit the office of Miki Matsuda, D.P.M., M.B.A., you are likely to encounter patients with a wide range of problems, from injured athletes to a worker with bunions. That is because a podiatrist is much more than a "foot doctor." Podiatry also encompasses a background in surgery, dermatology and biomechanics....

'Barefoot' the right step? - June 29, 2011
Marketers and podiatrists disagree on the healthy footwear choice. ...

Barefooting the Peachtree? Read this first. - June 29, 2011
Should I run The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race on Monday in toe (minimalist) shoes? What about barefoot?...

The inside track . . . shoe fitting - June 28, 2011
We know that wearing high heels increases the pressure on the ball of the foot, and that this can lead to foot pain and, possibly, to osteoarthritis. What most people don't think about, though, is that shoe width is as important as the height of the heel – wearing shoes that are too narrow can lead to bunions and hammer-toes. From around the age of 20, most of us don't even think about changing our shoe size, but the size of your foot does change – so it's important to keep getting your feet measured....

Compassionate 'Shoe Santa' Ray Villarreal dies at age 84 - June 27, 2011
Raymond "Ray" Villarreal, El Paso's own Shoe Santa who provided thousands of handicapped children with shoes, died Tuesday....

Dog chews off toe of diabetic woman as she sleeps - June 27, 2011
An Iowa woman found out the hard way that a peckish pooch and a foot made numb by diabetes-related nerve damage make for a very bad combination. Her Jack Russell terrier chewed off part of her infected big toe as she slept. ...

Port St. Lucie podiatrist recognized at National Jefferson Awards ceremonies - June 23, 2011
Dr. Andrew D'Errico, a Port St. Lucie podiatrist who has helped many people beyond his medical practice, was honored this week at the 2011 National Jefferson Awards for Public Service ceremonies in Washington. ...

Chicago Podiatry Group Leading the Way for Foot and Ankle Health in America - June 22, 2011
Advanced Foot & Ankle (AFA) has been recognized as one of the 25 largest medical groups in the Chicago market by Crain's Chicago Business. AFA's goal has been to increase the clinical outcomes while reducing the overall costs, without sacrificing quality. They have been able to document increased patient accessibility satisfaction every year since the organization's inception....

Put your best feet forward with foot care tips - June 22, 2011
It's beach season and that means bare feet are out full force. Flip flops are the fashion must-have and pedicures are in high demand. This summer, keep those feet healthy and looking beautiful by following these 10 tips for toes, soles and heels from local podiatrists....

The barefoot gym workout that cures an arch enemy... flat feet - June 20, 2011
Barefoot exercise is more than just a new gym trend, as wearers of expensive orthopaedic shoe insoles are discovering ...

Valpo man competing to raise money for boy - June 20, 2011
But when I found out the 49-year-old podiatrist will be competing in that event while hauling around a 10-year-old special needs boy, it certainly caught my attention. ...

Sandal season is here - June 20, 2011
Dr. Jeffrey Hagen, podiatrist for Adventist Health in Hanford, said the main concerns with feet during the summer are heat, dryness or too much humidity, depending on what you're wearing....

Toning shoes are a step in the wrong direction, researchers say - June 16, 2011
A podiatrist told attendees at a recent American College of Sports Medicine health exposition that toning shoes were among the hottest trends in footwear . And it's no wonder; who wouldn't want a better body with no additional effort? ...

Can you REALLY walk your way to a better body? We put fitness footwear to the test - June 16, 2011
A pert bottom, thinner thighs and banished cellulite - and all without setting foot inside a gym. What woman wouldn't be tempted by such promises? It may sound too good to be true, but these are the bold claims being made by the manufacturers of toning shoes - specially-made footwear that aims to shape, slim and improve posture simply by its wearer putting one foot in front of the other. ...

This is your lifesaver: Leukaemia mum Sheena meets the stranger who gave her a future - June 14, 2011
MUM Sheena Stanbridge has a stranger to thank for saving her life - and she couldn't be more thrilled to have met him at last. Sheena battled leukaemia for seven years before she was told she only had four months to live. But she is now looking at a bright future, thanks to Mark Quinn. ...

Sick Of Waiting, Patient Sues Doctor - June 14, 2011
"I made an appointment and I expected to be seen at or within a few minutes of that appointed time and I wasn't," said Fleckenstien. ...

Tips On Picking The Right Pair Of Flip-flops For You - June 13, 2011
When the weather warms, for many people, it's time to free their feet from the shoes that bind and get into flip-flops....

Helpful foot care tips - June 13, 2011
Rotate shoes: Do not wear the same pair of shoes everyday. This is to avoid the same parts of the foot being rubbed and irritated all the time. ...

Fitness flip-flops: What's behind this sandal fad? - June 10, 2011
It seems too good to be true. Footwear that started life on the beach has now been designed to help tone and trim your legs and bum every step you take....

WHY WEARING HIGH HEELS CAN CAUSE ARTHRITIS - June 10, 2011
Experts have revealed that a staggering 60 per cent of arthritis affects the feet and is often caused by wearing badly fitting shoes such as stilettos. ...

Podiatrist Graham Pirie's tips on how to get your feet in tip-top condition for summer - June 7, 2011
So after six months of scrunching them into winter boots, sweating them out in trainers and squeezing them into high heels, it's time to repay our feet with a little tender loving care....

Eradicil Launches Buy One Get One Free Promotion to Help Athlete's Foot Sufferers in the Warmer Weather - June 7, 2011
Eradicil have just launched a Buy One Get One Free promotion to help athlete's foot sufferers break the cycle of re-infection during the warm weather. Athlete's foot is a common summer irritant, and is very contagious. It starts when warmer weather naturally increases the amount that we perspire. If your feet are trapped in poorly ventilated shoes, such as trainers and closed-in shoes, you can quickly develop athlete's foot....

Putting warm shoes on bare feet - June 6, 2011
MOST of us would not know what it was like not to own a pair of shoes – especially during the winter months. So this winter two podiatrists from Podiatry Mackay, Jemma Riddiford and Rebecca Calligan, are hoping to put shoes on the feet of the city's homeless this winter....

Michigan law trumps HIPAA in patient privacy case - June 6, 2011
Legal experts say a Michigan court ruling over disclosing patient names places tighter restrictions on what information physicians can release during legal proceedings. The decision also could impact peer review and lead to a rise in lawsuits against health care professionals over patient-privacy violations, they said....

Avoid long hours in flip-flops for better foot health - June 6, 2011
As the weather warms and grass turns into a dazzling shade of green, flip-flops become the go-to footwear for many people....

ACT secures 'Medicare Locals' funding - June 6, 2011
The ACT is one of 19 areas across the country to win funding from the Federal Government to establish a 'Medicare Locals' program from next month....

My Child Has Flatfeet – Should I Treat Or Not? - June 3, 2011
Individuals with flatfeet have a missing cave or arch, while a side of the foot touches the ground. Sometimes the foot is so incredibly flat that it actually makes a suction-type sound with every step! In extreme cases, the arch is so collapsed that one may walk on the inside of the ankle!...

Footwear good place to start for foot woes - June 3, 2011
t commonly is recommended that you wear a walking shoe that is laced snugly but maybe a half size bigger than you would normally go to give your toe box enough room....

Lawmakers reach $19.6B bipartisan budget deal - June 1, 2011
"I'm proud of the willingness of our members to reach across the aisle to craft a bipartisan budget," said Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger in a written statement. "This compromise will fuel job growth, reform education, cut waste and bureaucracy, and avoid a government shutdown. We have met the governor more than halfway, and we encourage her to support the compromise."...

Podiatrist In Quincy Offers Foot Orthotics With Computer Gait Analysis - June 1, 2011
The mechanics of the foot and ankle and their effects on the lower extremity and body as a whole are very intricate. Due to the complexities, it is sometimes difficult to have a precise and accurate measurement of these mechanics, as well as a means by which to communicate, explain, or visually demonstrate to a patient what is occurring during the gait cycle. ...

How high is too high for heels? Foot woes can result - May 31, 2011
It's safe to conclude that wearing heels might not be the best choice for foot health. But women often pick looking stylish over the health of their bodies....

Keep feet dry to avoid fungus infections - May 31, 2011
This new patented laser technology kills toenail fungus without anesthesia, is completely painless, has no negative side effects, and is quick and safe with proven clinical results. Dr. Tuvel says the South Florida climate lends itself to humid conditions that can encourage the development of fungal foot problems. ...

Leprosy makes a quiet comeback in India - May 31, 2011
Six years after the World Health Organization and India declared victory over leprosy, announcing it was no longer a pubic health threat here, doctors say it's still impossible to say exactly how many people suffer from leprosy....

'Tis the Season for… Sunburned Feet? - May 31, 2011
Did you know that melanoma symptoms are often diagnosed by podiatrists? Members of the New York State Podiatric Medical Association (NYSPMA) were recently polled to find out if they'd ever found melanoma or skin cancer during a routine foot examination. Seventy-five percent said they had. ...

Funding cuts leading to amputations: B.C. podiatrist - May 31, 2011
Dr. Tammy Gracen says when the province stopped funding orthopedic shoes and orthotics for cases where amputation wasn't deemed a risk in March of 2010, she had to switch from helping patients in pain, to leaving them in pain because they can't afford proper treatment....

Women's softball contenders bound for San Diego's U.S. Olympic Training Center - May 26, 2011
Podiatry may not seem like it has all that much to do with Olympic training or national softball; but because top athletes push themselves to the limit, even the slightest biomechanical problem in the feet can throw the whole body – and by extension, overall athletic performance – out of balance. ...

Blackburn with Darwen pensioners slam foot care cuts - May 26, 2011
PENSIONERS have slammed a cost-saving decision to scale back foot care for older people. Podiatry services, including nail clipping, are vital to people with mobility problems. ...

Kids and Lawnmowers a Dangerous Mix - May 26, 2011
Time and again, Loyola University Health System pediatric podiatrist Dr. Edwin Harris has treated children who have lost toes or the front parts of their feet in lawn mower accidents....

Free podiatry clinic set for June 3 - May 25, 2011
Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare's Central New York Diabetes Education Program will host a free Knock Your Socks Off podiatry clinic for people with diabetes....

Footman of Iron - May 25, 2011
Podiatrist-triathlete knows how push, preserve the human engine...

Family of boy with pain syndrome leaves Stanford for new treatment - May 25, 2011
In early April, when insurance providers finally agreed - after months of denials - to send a 14-year-old Torrance boy to a children's hospital in Stanford for treatment of an extremely rare pain disorder, many people cheered. ...

Flat-Footed Women Ditch Tupperware for $400 Heels - May 24, 2011
They're like Tupperware parties, but the flat-footed ladies at these get-togethers aren't gabbing about food storage. ...

Do's and Don'ts for Fabulous Summer Feet - May 24, 2011
"Pampering and grooming your feet promotes good foot hygiene and should be done frequently to contribute to not only your foot health, but also to your body's overall health," says Dr. Marlene Reid, a podiatrist. ...

IndyCar - HVM Racing Finds The Right Stride - May 24, 2011
Qualifying weekend isn't the only thing HVM Racing is celebrating. The team is proud to announce a new partnership with Dr. Garçon Footwear. Created by Dr. Gregoire Garcon, a licensed podiatrist who has developed a stylish, but comfortable, line of footwear. ...

Local Podiatrists' Show Support at the 7th Annual Share Your Soles Soldier Field 5k/10k Run/Race - May 23, 2011
Share Your Soles is celebrating its 12th year as a 501(c)(3) foundation and is poised for another decade of encouragement for people to care for others by sharing themselves. Along with providing new and gently worn shoes to those in need around the world; Share Your Soles inspires our youth with simple life lessons and philanthropy. ...

Hey, stop staring. This runner's just gotta bare her sole - May 23, 2011
The 30-year-old opera singer from Halifax started barefoot running last summer after some highly agreeable barefoot walking and much dithering about whether people would stare at her as she coasted by au naturel - podiatrically speaking, anyway....

With outdoor exercise, a step of prevention is worth miles of cure - May 23, 2011
Runners at any level should wear running or walking sneakers, both of which are designed for forward motion, said podiatrist Dr. Jacqueline Sutera, spokeswoman for the American Podiatric Medical Association. ...

Goodytwoshoes clinic brings smiles to faces - May 20, 2011
Maj. David Carey, the centre's executive director, said seeing the smiles on the faces of the people leaving with new footwear was priceless. "I think it's an extremely fantastic program," he said. "If you don't have a place to live, you spend a lot of time on your feet ... It makes a big difference."...

When To Seek The Services Of A Podiatrist - May 18, 2011
A foot podiatrist specializes in the medical care of the lower leg, ankle, and foot. If you are having problems with your feet, ankles, or lower leg, you should seek the care of a foot specialist. ...

Podiatrist, students collect shoes for Jamaica - May 18, 2011
A West Des Moines podiatrist with a goal to deliver hundreds of shoes to Jamaica received the latest round of assistance from a Johnston elementary school....

Health Column: Runner preparation can pave the way - May 18, 2011
Common afflictions many runners experience can often be addressed with moderate changes that don't require abandoning the sport altogether....

New Regent Surgical Health, Swedish Covenant Hospital and Physician Joint-Venture Surgery Center in Chicago Breaks Ground - May 18, 2011
Swedish Covenant Hospital has broken ground on a new ambulatory surgery center and medical office building on the hospital's Chicago medical campus, according to a report from the Lincolnwood Review, a Chicago Sun-Times publication....

Alaska cyclist pedals to beat breast cancer - May 17, 2011
Anchorage cyclist Dr. Susan Fenn is in the middle of a cross-country trip from San Diego to St. Augustine, Fla., to raise money for breast cancer research, pedaling side by side with 73-year-old Joe Harrison of Apple River, Ill. ...

Walking: It's Easy as One-two-tea -- Andrew Weil, M.D., Hosts "Virtual Tea" to Discuss "Walking Your Way to Optimum Health" - May 16, 2011
Dr. Andrew Weil, a pioneer in the field of integrative medicine and one of the nation's best-known and most respected physicians, will host a virtual tea from his home in Tucson, AZ, on May 18, 2011 with Australian podiatrist and Vasyli founder, Phillip Vasyli. ...

Want perfect summer feet? Try these SIX simple steps - May 16, 2011
There are simple home treatments and methods of foot care that should mean you stay out of the podiatrist's office. The added bonus is gorgeous healthy feet that are ready to bare in the warm weather. ...

Treat your feet right this summer - May 16, 2011
Kick off those boots. It's finally time to let your winter-weary feet out into the sun....

Cpt 2011 Changes Affecting Your Podiatry Coding - May 12, 2011
This year, CPT introduced over 200 new codes to help you code more accurately. The changes have affected several practices and your podiatry practice is no exception. ...

The Actual Future for Podiatry - May 12, 2011
The actual forthcoming future pertaining to the podiatry profession might be looking excellent given that the actual society is becoming more mature and also the incidence for feet issues within this population is in fact substantial, so the demand for podiatry practitioners will undoubtedly increase....

Flip-flops aren't as carefree as they seem - May 11, 2011
It's spring, and flip-flops - or thongs - are back, much to the frustration of podiatrists. Wearing flip-flops can cause problems ranging from stubbed toes and cuts to overuse injuries such as foot stress fractures....

Together We Can End Foot Pain with Proper Footwear - May 11, 2011
Family Foot & Ankle Specialists, a podiatry office in Hillsborough and Piscataway, NJ is preparing to donate hundreds of used shoes they have collected over the last several months to the Salvation Army. ...

AMA rejects foot doctor push - May 11, 2011
THE peak doctors' organisation is resisting a push to allow non-medically trained podiatric surgeons to operate on feet, challenging their ability to provide quality care and claiming their very titles may mislead patients....

Royals' legends turn out for former physio - May 11, 2011
Royals' legends will pull on their boots again to play a match in honour of a former Reading FC physio who extended many of their careers but is now facing a battle against a debilitating illness....

Novelists Can't Stop Writing About Crappy Foot-Clinic Sign - May 11, 2011
What is it about the rotating Sunset Foot Clinic podiatry sign on West Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, situated in a no man's land between Silver Lake and Echo Park, that so fascinates people-particularly artists and writers? ...

PinPointe USA, Inc. and Village Podiatry Centers Enter Partnership in Georgia - May 11, 2011
PinPointe USA, Inc., makers of the PinPointe FootLaser, along with Village Podiatry Centers jointly announced Village Podiatry Centers will be offering treatment to patients interested in improving the appearance of their fungal nails using the PinPointe FootLaser exclusively....

New Washington, D.C. Surgery Center Opens for Sibley Memorial Hospital - May 11, 2011
Sibley Memorial Hospital, based in Washington, D.C., has announced the opening of a new ambulatory surgery center....

What your feet say about your health pt2 - May 4, 2011
THIS week continues with more red flags as you take a sneak peek at your feet. "You can detect everything from diabetes to nutritional deficiencies just by examining the feet," says Jane Andersen, Doctor of Podiatry Medicine and president of the American Association of Women Podiatrists and a spokeswoman for the American Podiatric Medical Association....

Fast bowlers a 'shoe-in' for injuries - April 27, 2011
Cricket fast bowlers are particularly at risk of injury and the practice of creating their own custom footwear could be making things worse, a new study shows....

Marathon Season is Here and Local Doctors Offer Free Tips and Exams for Runners - April 22, 2011
Largest Podiatrist Group in America offers FREE Running Exams to Chicago Area Athletes. ...

Thera-Band product awarded APMA Seal of Acceptance - April 22, 2011
The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) has awarded the APMA Seal of Acceptance to the Thera-Band First Step to Foot Relief, a first-line treatment plan for heel pain....

What your feet say about your health - pt. 2 - April 20, 2011
THIS week continues with more red flags as you take a sneak peek at your feet. "You can detect everything from diabetes to nutritional deficiencies just by examining the feet," says Jane Andersen, Doctor of Podiatry Medicine and president of the American Association of Women Podiatrists and a spokeswoman for the American Podiatric Medical Association....

Restore health of your feet after long winter in boots - April 20, 2011
Out of sight, out of mind. If that's the way you've been treating two of the best friends you'll ever have over the past few months, it's time to take steps to repair your relationship....

Fremantle forward Hayden Ballantyne says he is not yet fully fit - April 20, 2011
FREMANTLE pocket rocket Hayden Ballantyne appears to be in ominous form for his side so early in the season, but he has sent out a warning to the rest of the competition. He is not yet 100 per cent fit....

Solutions for women who won't give up their painful shoes - April 19, 2011
Aithyni Rucker recently found herself in an area of the shoe department she had never previously explored. The area committed to comfort first and style second -- or third or fourth. ...

Eric Murray: Can You Shape Up with Shoes? - April 19, 2011
You saw it in the Super Bowl commercial: Kim Kardashian promoting her "amazing–best I've ever had" personal trainer for a pair of sexy exercise shoes. "Bye, bye trainer, hello Shape-Ups. Nice shoes," she says. ...

N. Charles MacMath, 90, podiatrist - April 19, 2011
N. Charles MacMath, 90, a podiatrist who practiced in Mayfair for 40 years and cofounded the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine, died of cancer Thursday, March 24, at Masonic Village in Elizabethtown, Pa....