Give the Gift of Comfort

Have a loved who works on their feet all day? This holiday season, give them something to make LIFE more comfortable. A pair of custom molded arch supports (orthotics) will help distribute pressure, provide stability and balance, AND prevent foot pain. Anyone interested in custom shoe inserts can apply any outstanding balance of a Health… Continue reading Give the Gift of Comfort

November is Diabetes Awareness Month: Check Your Feet!

Inspect your feet daily. Never go barefoot. Make sure to check your blood sugar regularly. Make sure to wear shoe gear that fits appropriately. If you notice increased redness, pain or swelling to your feet, call our office immediately or report to the emergency room.

Diabetes Awareness Month 2021

November is National┬áDiabetes Month, a time when we should all team up to bring attention to┬ádiabetes. Diabetics are advised to have their feet examined by a podiatrist on an annual basis. They should also maintain regular visits with their primary care physician or endocrinologist to ensure their sugar levels are within a normal range. Diabetics… Continue reading Diabetes Awareness Month 2021

Ganglion Cysts

A ganglion cyst is a collection of fluid around either a joint or tendon. Treatment options include either injecting the cyst with a steroid to reduce its size, draining the fluid of the cyst by insertion of a needle (which usually results in a quick return of the cyst), or surgical excision. If you suffer… Continue reading Ganglion Cysts

Ankle Fractures

An ankle fracture can be a significantly traumatic event, causing significant pain and potential morbidity. Often the result of an acute injury, ankle fractures sometimes require surgery to stabilize and reapproximate the broken bones. If left undiagnosed or untreated, this can result in significant deformity and premature arthritis in the joint, leading to significant debilitating… Continue reading Ankle Fractures

Lisfranc fracture dislocation

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie running back, Travie Etienne, to miss the entire 2021 season due to a Lisfranc fracture dislocation. This injury can be debilitating, especially in athletes, at it stabilizes the entire medial side of the foot. The Lisfranc ligament, if torn, causes significant pain and instability, warranting surgery. Recovery from this type of injury… Continue reading Lisfranc fracture dislocation

Arterial Circulation Studies

Do you experience cramping, charlie horses or muscle spasms in your legs at night? How about after you’ve walked a long distance? This could be a sign of inadequate blood flow to your legs.Call the office to schedule a brief, 30-minute arterial study to ensure you have adequate circulation in your legs. Consideration should certainly… Continue reading Arterial Circulation Studies

Preventive Foot Care

We regularly see patients for preventive maintenance checks, including simple toenail trimming, callus trimming, and regular diabetic checkups. Keeping track of your overall foot health is the primary way to avoid further problems. If you have experienced a diabetic wound in the past, regular checkups every 3-6 months are recommended. In addition, if you have known… Continue reading Preventive Foot Care