Your Orthotic Prescription May Need An Adjustment

By Dr. Nicole Freels / October 3, 2018

If you’ve been wearing your orthotics for years without an adjustment, your orthotics probably aren’t supporting you the same way that they once did. Just like with eyeglasses, you need to regularly check your prescription, because our bodies change as we age. We can count on our eyes getting weaker and we can count on…

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Custom AFO: Expectation vs Reality

By Dr. Amy Barko / September 13, 2018

AFO stands for “ankle-foot orthosis” and can be the difference-maker in many patients lives. While some patients have never considered AFO bracing before, others have done some research and come up with more questions than answers. For example, some people expect that the brace is going to be extremely bulky and obvious. That’s not generally the…

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5 Gross Questions About Hookworms

By Dr. Nicole Freels / August 28, 2018

Is The Hookworm Alive Inside Me? Yes, it’s alive. EEK! Cutaneous larva migrans are parasites in the Hookworm family that enter the body through the foot. The parasite can live inside you for a good amount of time (longer than you’d think!) and can cause itching, burning rashes. You can often see a characteristic winding little red trail…

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MIS vs Traditional Foot Surgery

By Dr. Amy Barko / August 24, 2018

MIS stands for minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery means that the incision is done through a site that is less than an inch with very few stitches (if any). Most patients with foot pain for things like bunionettes, bunions, hammertoes, etc. prefer this type of surgery due to the ease of getting back to…

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What is HyProCure Surgery for Flat Feet?

By Dr. Amy Barko / July 9, 2018

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 Freels / July 2, 2018

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 Freels / June 4, 2018

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 Dr. Amy Barko / June 1, 2018

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 Freels / May 18, 2018

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 Freels / May 7, 2018

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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