Month: February 2010

Cosmetic Foot Surgery

By Dr. Nicole Freels / February 11, 2010 / Comments Off on Cosmetic Foot Surgery

Despite debate in the podiatric community about the appropriateness of surgery for purely cosmetic reasons, it’s being done…and often has legitimate health benefits. Note that most of these procedures are performed on patients suffering some form of pain, even though they are being labeled as cosmetic. Have you ever gazed longingly at that stylish pair…

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That Pain in Your Back Could be Linked to Your Feet

By Dr. Nicole Freels / February 10, 2010 / Comments Off on That Pain in Your Back Could be Linked to Your Feet

If your lower back has been hurting, and you don’t remember doing anything to injure it, the source of your pain could be your feet! Foot pain is something that many people try to ignore. After all, doesn’t everyone’s feet hurt now and then? But if foot pain is something that has been with you…

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Practical Tips for Choosing the Right Boot To Wear in the Snow

By Dr. Nicole Freels / February 10, 2010 / Comments Off on Practical Tips for Choosing the Right Boot To Wear in the Snow

As our famed Mr. Groundhog has predicted, we’re stuck with another 6 weeks of winter weather. By the looks of it outside….he was right. So, we’re going to have to keep our cute heels and open-toed shoes in the closet a bit longer. The good news…we need more shoes to help us thru the snow…

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Stiff, Sore, Achy Feet and/or Ankle? Afraid You’ve Got Arthritis?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / February 7, 2010 / Comments Off on Stiff, Sore, Achy Feet and/or Ankle? Afraid You’ve Got Arthritis?

Definition Arthritis is a disease characterized by the inflammation of the cartilage and lining of the body’s joints. Inflammation causes redness, warmth, pain and swelling. There are about 40 million Americans who suffer from arthritis. The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, estimates that by the year 2020, about 60 million Americans…

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