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What is HyProCure Surgery for Flat Feet?

By Amy Barko / July 9, 2018 / Comments Off on What is HyProCure Surgery for Flat Feet?

If you’ve heard the radio ads, HyProCure surgery sounds like a magic fix for flat-footed patients. For many patients the results ARE magical, the before and afters are stunning, and the change in lifestyle is significant. So Why Doesn’t Everyone Do It? There are several diagnosis that work for this type of surgery. HyProCure is…

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Will CBD Oil Help My Foot or Ankle Pain?

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / July 2, 2018 / Comments Off on Will CBD Oil Help My Foot or Ankle Pain?

Patients Keep Asking Us About CBD Oil.. Many of our patients have heard about this pain relieving stick, so we did some investigating. Shelly, owner and pharmacist at Grassroots Pharmacy, was able to help us out. What is CBD Oil? CBD is an element found in the cannabis herb, you can find it as a…

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Ingrown Toenails Explained

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / June 4, 2018 / Comments Off on Ingrown Toenails Explained

One of the most common things we treat are ingrown toenails. Why? Because they can happen to anyone. Many of my patients ask me “What will it look like afterwards?” This is a great question! The most important thing is that we get it healed up properly, but we understand that aesthetics are important, too.…

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Do I Need Plantar Plate Surgery?

By Amy Barko / June 1, 2018 / Comments Off on Do I Need Plantar Plate Surgery?

A plantar plate tear means that you have damaged a strong ligament on the ball of the foot that supports and provides stability to the toe. This ligament prevents your toe from over-extending. The tear can technically be on any of the toes, but it’s many times found on the second toe. This injury is…

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Pediatric Deformed Toenail Removal

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / May 18, 2018 / Comments Off on Pediatric Deformed Toenail Removal

Moms just know. Choosing to remove a child’s toenail is not an easy one, but Mom had a feeling that it needed to go. And she was right. Recently, a mother brought her son into the office because she feared his awkwardly-shaped toenail would not correct itself on it’s own. It was causing her son…

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Teachers; Regenerative Medicine for Foot Pain Gets an A+

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / May 7, 2018 / Comments Off on Teachers; Regenerative Medicine for Foot Pain Gets an A+

Can I get a round of applause for my teachers out there? Listen, with everything they’re dealing with right now, foot pain is not another thing teacher’s need on their plate. Standing and getting up and down all day create a lot of pressure for the feet. Does This Sound Familiar?  If you’re the teacher…

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Over-The-Counter Fungal Products vs Prescription

By Amy Barko / April 26, 2018 / Comments Off on Over-The-Counter Fungal Products vs Prescription

A recent patient asked me, “Why do we recommend the medical products we do for nail fungus? Why don’t we use prescription medications?” Great question!  Let’s get down to the ‘nitty gritty’ for toenail fungus (or dermatophytes). Prescription Oral Medications: We do use prescription medications. They do fight fungus well, but also have side effects that prevent…

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Why Are My Legs Swelling?

By Amy Barko / April 8, 2018 / Comments Off on Why Are My Legs Swelling?

Lower limb edema can happen for many reasons. It can also happen to just one leg. What are the main reasons that our legs will swell? Venous insufficiency – leaky venous system of our legs Positional – a job where you sit or stand for many hours, traveling Lymphedema – can happen after surgery or…

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Laser Pain Therapy for Ball of Foot Pain

By Dr. Nicole G. Freels / April 1, 2018 / Comments Off on Laser Pain Therapy for Ball of Foot Pain

Do you have a nagging pain in the ball of your foot? It could be due to a neuroma. A neuroma is an enlarged nerve in the ball of your foot that is trapped in-between the bones and can be very painful. Neuromas can be caused by tight shoe gear or sometimes swollen feet in…

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Can I Wear A Walker, Cast, or Brace While Driving?

By Amy Barko / March 1, 2018 / Comments Off on Can I Wear A Walker, Cast, or Brace While Driving?

Are you confused about the new medical equipment your doctor has prescribed to you? We get questions about these devices all the time! Here is some information that will help your medical device be the most effective as possible. 1. Pneumatic walker: This device is very protective, but also very large and quite cumbersome. This…

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