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Running Shoes Guide 2019

Sesamoid Injuries

What the heck is a sesamoid? Or what’s that white circle on my x-ray by my big toe joint? These are probably the two most common questions asked in my office when people are diagnosed with a sesamoid injury. A sesamoid bone is a bone embedded in a tendon. In your foot, the sesamoids are...

How to Stop a Running Injury Before it Starts!

Most consistent runners will relate that they have been injured at least once in the last 12 months. While there is no crystal ball to see the cause of every injury, there are things that you can do to try to prevent or at least decrease the severity of these sidelining injuries. Here are just...

Children’s Shoes

I have made it a personal and profession mission over the last 5 years to replace all the children’s flip flop sandals in the world with more sensible shoe gear. Summer is here again and I am on the lectern at my office preaching about the injuries associated with constant flip flop wearing. Is anyone...

Does Running Cause Arthritis?

Is it a foregone conclusion, that if you run for years, you will have arthritis? Many of my patients are concerned that the aches and pains that are inevitable from distance running are actually harbingers for the future aches and pains of arthritis. This fear is even strong enough to get older runners to quit...

All About Bunions

Hallux Abducto Valgus, better known as “Bunions”, is a condition where the big toe is pointing away from the mid-line of the body towards the second toe.  As a result, there is a boney bump right on the inside of the foot, where the big toe attaches to the rest of the foot. Truly this...

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (Adult-Acquired Flat Foot)

Noticed that your foot is getting flatter and more painful? Do you have difficulty walking or performing exercise activity without leg and arch pain? Have you heard the term “fallen arches”? All of these things refer to a condition known as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. This is an inflammation and overuse syndrome of one of...

Posterior Tibial Tendonitis

Many people have begun a vigorous exercise program to start their New Year’s resolution of losing weight and getting in shape. But with this, comes unexpected pain that stops the workout sessions and ultimately prevents them from fulfilling their goal. Most often this is due to “too much, too soon, too fast” syndrome. Pain along...

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. It is a condition seen in the old the young, the active and inactive. It can be incapacitating if early efforts in treatment are not made. The good news is that 80-85% of the time, it is successfully treated conservatively. The odds are in your...