Month: September 2011

One podiatrist’s views on running barefoot vs. wearing shoes

By Dr. Nicole Freels / September 21, 2011 / Comments Off on One podiatrist’s views on running barefoot vs. wearing shoes

Let me tell you straight up that, as a podiatrist, I just don’t get the whole barefoot running craze. I was at the gym the other day and saw a guy running on the treadmill barefoot, and I was absolutely mortified.  He couldn’t possibly have understood what that can do to his feet, not to…

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Accommodating patients with chemical sensitivities

By Dr. Nicole Freels / September 18, 2011 / Comments Off on Accommodating patients with chemical sensitivities

Just received this email from Marie, one of our newest patients, and it really wowed everyone on our staff.  It means so much to us to know that we were able to help a patient like this. Thanks for such a great recommendation, Marie! “Having had quite a few negative experiences with doctors in the…

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What are you waiting for?

By Dr. Nicole Freels / September 9, 2011 / Comments Off on What are you waiting for?

If your feet or ankles are hurting, don’t put off coming in for a visit. I promise, we won’t hurt you! In fact, we’ll do the exact opposite and take away the hurt. Check out this awesome testimony from a patient. (And by the way, Jessica, we didn’t edit one word!)   “Sorry this has…

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If your preteen’s heel hurts, it might be Sever’s disease

By Dr. Nicole Freels / September 6, 2011 / Comments Off on If your preteen’s heel hurts, it might be Sever’s disease

If your preteen or teen complains about their heels hurting, they might have Sever’s disease. No need to stress, Mom – it sounds a lot worse than it is.  This is just a common growing pain that will gradually go away and won’t leave any long-term damage.  But it’s still a good idea to come…

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