• What to Do in the Case of Unfortunate Summer Injuries:
    Summertime means barefoot time, and with that comes a whole host of possible foot related injuries.  Even with careful monitoring of potential outside dangers, even natural objects or creatures can Read more
  • Sun Damage to Skin on Feet
    Along with spring weather comes sandal season!  And no sooner spending time outdoors, often while wearing flip flops or going barefoot.  Sun damage to the skin is widely known to Read more
  • What Are Diabetic Shoes?
    Many diabetic patients come to their first foot screening appointment already knowing they are supposed to wear “diabetic shoes” – but what exactly are “diabetic shoes?”  What makes a shoe Read more
  • High Heel Workout Classes?
    The latest workout craze may seem like a better way to get an injury rather than to lose a few pounds, but workout centers across the country have started to Read more
  • What is a Snowboarder’s Fracture?
    Winter sports are a fun way to enjoy the cold snowy winter, but can also involve serious injuries.  Downhill skiing and snowboarding are sports that involve lots of balance, speed Read more
  • What are Common Cold Weather Foot Problems?
    When the weather gets cooler in the wintertime, the feet and especially the toes are susceptible to injury.  Here in Michigan, we may be more aware of these conditions as Read more
  • What Are Casts Made Of?
    Orthopedic casts are used to provide stabilization or immobilization to a limb until healing is confirmed.  Historically splints were used to hold fractures in place, dating back to Ancient Egyptians Read more
  • Do You Have PTTD?
    PTTD stands for Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction, and causes pain and weakness at the arch of the foot.  This particular tendon arises from a powerful muscle in the back of Read more
  • Holiday Foot Care Gifts: Part I
      Don’t neglect your feet this Holiday Season – foot themed gifts are a great option for any friend or family member this year.  After all, our feet do deserve some Read more
  • Ankle Fractures
    All it might take is stepping off the curb, or falling down the stairs, but fractured ankles are all too common especially in the winter months in snowy states like Read more
  • What Are Heel Fissures?
    Colder weather this time of year brings along with it specific foot concerns.  Dry, cracked skin on the heels of the feet can develop into painful fissures if not treated Read more
  • Yankees (and Star Player) Suffer from Ankle Fracture
    Derek Jeter, a shortstop and captain of the 27-time World Series champion New York Yankees had to miss the last three games of the playoffs against the Detroit Tigers due Read more
  • Company Hopes to Create Afghan Jobs with Its Footwear
    Andy Sewrey and Matthew Griffin are two combat vets of the war in Afghanistan. Together with another businessman partner, they have launched an online store that sells flip-flops made in Read more
  • Contracted Digits (Toe Deformities)
    Deformities of the toes are defined by the specific joint where the toe is contracted.  For example, a “mallet toe” is a contraction of the distal interphalangeal joint, or the Read more
  • What is So Bad About Nail Polish?
    Most nail polishes contain formaldehyde, a carcinogenic chemical best known for preserving cadavers. On a toenail, the formaldehyde dries and damages the nail. Polish remover has acetone, which is popular Read more
  • Are Nail Salons Safe?
    Do you enjoy pedicures?  Are you sure Although state regulations require manicurists to throw out nail files and buffers after they have been used on a single customer, every year Read more