Barefoot safety tips from the August edition of Footprints — an informational newsletter for patients of APMA Member podiatrists, like Dr. Gannon. Warm summer weather may tempt you to strip off your shoes and enjoy being barefoot, but think twice before skipping your footwear! Walking barefoot on the beach, during a hike, in your yard,
The winter edition of APMA‘s doctor-to-patient newsletter, Footprints, is now available to download. APMA member podiatrists offer their advice for safeguarding your feet and ankles in cold conditions. Help minimize your risk of injury and keep your feet healthy by taking note of the tips in the latest edition.
Footwear has come a long way since Roman armies conquered an empire wearing only sandals on their feet. But what is old is new again, as more and more men make sandals their summer footwear of choice. Along with the growing popularity of men’s sandals come more aches and pains for male feet. The wrong
Seeing your feet exposed in sandals this summer may raise questions about what could be ailing your feet. Here are some common conditions to watch for and guidance on when to consult our office for proper treatment: Bunion If you have a bump on the side of your big toe, it could be a bunion.
Kids’ Feet & Ankle Safety While your kids may love to go barefoot during the summer, doing so may expose their feet to numerous potential injuries that can ruin the rest of the season for them. Follow these tips to keep your kids on their feet all summer long. What lies hidden in the grass,
Plantar Fasciitis is a common foot malady, and treatment options run the gamut from conservative care to surgery in some cases.
Read the February Footprints PDF newsletter for more about plantar fasciitis such as the symptoms, common causes, and treatment options.
As fall begins, so does an increase in injuries due to sports activity kicking into high gear. From students to pros, athletes often struggle with Achilles tendon injuries. With that in mind, Footprints spoke to American Podiatric Medical Association members Patrick DeHeer, DPM, and Alex Kor, DPM, to learn more about how these injuries happen and how your podiatrist can treat them.
Summer footcare from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
- Summer Footcare Tips for Fashion with Flip Flops
- Tips for a Safer Barefoot Summer
- Living with Diabetes? Protect Your Feet from Summer Heat
Flip flop sandals and summertime seem to go hand in hand. Summer footcare tip: while these types of sandals are fun and fashionable to wear, they should not be a mainstay of your summer footwear.
Since flip flops have no arch support or stability, wearing them too often can cause abnormal stress on the plantar fascia (the band of tissue that extends from the heel to the base of the toes). The resulting condition, known as plantar fasciitis, usually causes pain in the heel immediately upon rising in the morning or after periods of inactivity during the day. This pain can persist and take a long time to subside.
Download the Fall 2017 FootNotes Patient Newsletter, from the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
Stories in Fall 2017 Issue:
- Keep Kids’ Feet & Ankles Safe During Fall Sports Season
- Have You Heard of a Lisfranc Injury?
- Bunion Surgery FAQs
Dr. David Gannon, D.P.M. is a member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
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