One of the Oldest Prosthetic Devices Ever Found, was a Toe!

Recently Swiss Egyptologists dug up an ancient prosthetic device…a big toe! It is estimated that the fake toe is around 3,000 years old. Not only is this impressive considering the age and time period it was found, but it also holds significant relevance in today’s modern medicine. Prosthetic devices for the big toe in today’s […]

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Gout, how do I Know if I Have it?

Gout is an arthritic condition that is commonly misdiagnosed by ER’s across the country. Many people develop that dreaded red, swollen, painful toe and report to the emergency room only to have blood drawn and be told, “it’s not gout.” I’m here to tell you, that is incorrect. Gout is a systemic arthritic condition that […]

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Salt Water Injuries, A Painful Reality For Beach Goers

Because of our location in the Tampa Bay area it is common to come across injuries suffered at the beach, or more specifically, in the water. Other than common injuries one could suffer while frolicking on the beach or in the water, other overlooked injuries include that of our water bound friends! Whether it’s a […]

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Ingrown Toenails, A Common Problem Found In Soccer Players

Ingrown toenails can be one of the most painful foot conditions to experience. It may seem like a small thing but a painful, ingrown toenail can stop even the biggest person in his or her tracks. And I should know because I’ve dealt with one myself. An ingrown toenail occurs when the border of the […]

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Avoiding Traditional Surgery for Neuromas, Let Me Introduce You to Cryosurgery

Have you been diagnosed with a neuroma? Have you been told your only option is surgery? If you answered yes to either of these questions, let me introduce you to Cryosurgery (aka Cryozone). Cryosurgery is a natural, minimally invasive, in-office procedure that has alleviated neuroma pain in up to 85% of affected patients in only […]

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Helping the Geriatric Population Prevent Falls… an important detail in a podiatrist’s job

Podiatrist are specialists in all things of the lower extremity, specifically from the knee down to the toes. However, also examining and evaluating a patient’s gait (the way he or she walks) is very important too, especially in the geriatric population! Whether you, your parents or grandparents are using a cane/walker or not, stability is […]

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Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. undergoes PRP for knee, but how can PRP help your foot pain?

It is not uncommon for professional athletes to pursue natural regenerative medicine to help treat ailments as a way to avoid surgery or potentially long term pain. Oubre was hampered by knee pain during the Wizards post season run and turned to PRP for relief. PRP, also known as Platelet Rich Plasma, is an alternative […]

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