Making the Most of High Heels

High-heeled shoes have become a staple in most women’s wardrobes because they are stylish, glamorous, and can add an extra few inches to your height if necessary. Although they have many benefits in the fashion and business worlds, they can cause headaches in the medical world. High heels can cause knee and back pain, toe […]

When Should I Call a Podiatrist?

The feet, toes, and ankles are important but complicated parts of the body, so podiatrists must go through extensive education and training in order to be true experts in their field. After undergraduate education, medical school, state and national examinations, and a state license, a podiatrist can finally begin practicing. As the population in the […]

Ouch! A Charley Horse!

Have you ever been sleeping, sitting in a chair, or laying on the couch and been struck with a sudden, intense muscle spasm? Many times, they occur in the legs, but they can affect virtually any muscle, large or small. These spasms are colloquially known as “Charley horses,” and when someone gets one, they usually […]

What is Walking Good For Anyways?

“It is not fast enough to get me to where I am going.” “I barely even break a sweat while doing it, so how can it be good for me?” “It requires almost no muscle movement, so it isn’t the same as working out.” These are some possible thoughts that people may have about walking, […]

Stretch Out the Winter Cobwebs

Needless to say, this winter in Onondaga County did not give us much reason to get up and out of the house (unless, of course, you are an avid fan of skiing, snowboarding, or sledding). Over the next few weeks, there will be some days that tempt us to go outside and resume some of […]

Sesamoids and Sesamoiditis

Did you know that in each foot, there are two special structures composed of bones embedded in a tendon that allow the tendon to slide smoothly? It’s true! These unique features are called sesamoids. They are both located on the top of the foot around the big toe, and they make it easier to perform […]

Allergy Season is Almost Here

March 20th marked the first official day of Spring 2017, even though the weather in Onondaga County seems to indicate otherwise. However, once the weather warms up, the snow melts, and grass, flowers, and trees start to bloom, allergy season will be upon us. An allergen is a broad term for a substance that causes […]

March Madness is Taking Over!

The bracket has been revealed! Although the hometown Syracuse Orange were snubbed and left out of the field of 68 that made the NCAA tournament, they secured a top seed in the NIT tournament. However, with so many top-level basketball games to be played over the next few weeks, there are bound to be a […]

Healing Your Heel Problems

The skin on the heel is some of the thickest on the entire body because it supports so much of our weight. Almost every step or jump requires action from the heels in some way. As a result, our heels may be prone to some wear and tear that the other parts of our feet […]

Batter Up! Keeping Your Feet Safe on the Baseball Field

Play ball! The Major League Baseball season kicked off unofficially about two weeks ago with the beginning of spring training. The Mets fans in the area are hoping their team can return to the World Series like it did in 2015, while Yankees fans will be satisfied with a playoff berth. This means that soon, […]

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