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Should Little Girls Wear High Heels?

Several months ago a featured segment on a National Morning News broadcast, addressed the issue of girls from as young as 3 years old wearing high heels.  It was mentioned in the segment that these young girls are still undergoing developmental changes, and wearing heels could have implications on proper growth.  That is in fact …

Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, meaning the body’s own immune system is working against itself, which leads to the formation of psoriatic lesions on the skin that take the shape of red plaques with silvery scales.  In addition to skin plaques, the disease manifests in the nails resulting in pitting, deformation, thickening, loosening and discoloration.  …

Overpronation: Here’s What You Need to Know

Pronation refers to the way our feet naturally absorb shock when our feet strike the ground as we walk or run. During a neutral pronation, the arches of the foot flex downward and in, evenly dispersing the impact of motion.  Sometimes one or both arches will flex too far inward or stay collapsed for too long and …

Stress Fractures

When a Podiatrist diagnosis a patient with a stress fracture, patients only hear the “fracture” part of the diagnosis.  However, the “stress” part of that statement is extremely important and delineates a stress fracture from other types of fracture in its mechanism of injury and prognosis for recovery.  Stress fractures differ from other fractures in …

Foot Health Highlight: Pediatric Foot Injury and When to Be Concerned About Damage to Your Child’s Growth Plate

Whenever podiatrists hear of a child suffering from an injury, we automatically worry about possible damage to growth plates. It’s a legitimate concern that needs to be thoroughly evaluated upon presentation to the doctor. When dealing with lower extremity injuries the podiatrist will typically x-ray and clinically evaluate the injury to determine if the area in and …

What Is Diabetic Neuropathy?

In 2002, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, approximately 65% of those living with diabetes also had some degree of correlated neuropathy. In many cases, it is the symptoms of neuropathy that lead to the diagnosis of diabetes, because these symptoms indicate to the patient that there may be …